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Lakshmi Mittal 4th richest in Britain

LONDON, April 04, 2004: Lakshmi Mittal, NRI steel baron and Chairman of the LNM Group, world's second-largest steel producer, emerged as the richest Asian and fourth wealthiest person in Britain .

According to 'The Rich Report 2004' brought out by The Mail on Sunday 53-year-old Mittal, who flies 560,000 km a year in his private jet to pursue deals, showed nerves of steel to increase his fortune by almost 2 billion pounds in the last one year. His wealth was put at 3.1 billion pounds this year as against 1.25 billion pounds in 2003.

The Hinduja brothers - Srichand, Gopichand and Prakash - are listed as the second richest Asians and 34th wealthiest in Britain with a fortune of 905 million pounds this year as against 670 million pounds last year.

Other NRIs who figure in the Rich list are:

  • Flamboyant metals and mining guru' Anil Agarwal (640 million pounds)
  • Jatania brothers and Tom Singh (330 million pounds each)
  • Vijay and Bhikhu Patel (292 million pounds)
  • Gulu Lalvani family (240 million pounds)
  • Jasminder Singh and family (217 million pounds)
  • Bharat and Ketan Mehta (165 million pounds)
  • Dinesh Dhamija (132 million pounds).


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