Five of Britain’s wealthiest self-made men

Len Blavatnik and Peter Hargreaves rank among the highest fliers and wealthiest UK players according to The Sunday Times rich list.

Len Blavatnik

Ranked 4th: £10bn

The Ukrainian-born tycoon, 56, became a US citizen when he emigrated from the USSR in 1978 with his parents, and now divides his time between New York and London. His £41m pad on Kensington Park Gardens, as The New Yorker recently noted, makes the nearby Russian embassy “look like a humble dacha”.

Having founded the private equity firm Access Industries in 1986, Blavatnik moved into Russia on the fall of communism, snapping up [...]

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