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  • Wetzel Dave
    Best Wishes, Dave Dave Wetzel Vice-Chair TfL Tel: 020 7126 4200 ... Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld ... From: Brian Hodgson
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      Best Wishes,
      Dave

      Dave Wetzel
      Vice-Chair TfL
      Tel: 020 7126 4200
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Brian Hodgson <brianhodgson@...>
      To: Wetzel Dave <Davewetzel@...>; carol.wilcox@... <carol.wilcox@...>
      Sent: Thu Apr 27 11:52:52 2006
      Subject: THE RICH LIST 2006 version 2

      THE RICH LIST 2006



      Of the top thousand  people in the Sunday Times Rich List of 2006, 211 of them derive their wealth from property or land ownership.   This figure is up from 198 a year ago.  This is a record figure, helped by booming industrial and commercial property prices.



      The property tycoons are led by the Duke of Westminster, the richest British born person in the list, who comes in at no. 3 with a £6.6 billion fortune.



      Overall the rich have got much richer under Labour than ever they did in percentage terms under a Tory Government.



      The combined wealth of the top 1000 has soared by more than £50 billion in a single year. This is an increase of over 20% from last year, and is one of the highest increases since the Sunday Times started their list in 1989.



      Source: article by Philip Beresford in the Sunday Times special supplement - April 23rd 2006



      Notes



      1) The list consists of the richest 1000 people in Britain and Ireland.



      2) Land was valued on what and where it is. Most valuable is London land with planning permission, then other urban land, good farming, forestry, poor farming and, finally, desolate land.  They took account of shooting and fishing rights.



      Estimates of agricultural land values were given by Strutt and Parker, the leading land agency and chartered surveying group.  The values per acre ranged from up to £60 for “poor”agricultural land in the Scottish Highlands to up to £3,250 for “good” agricultural land in East Anglia.



      3) Some of those listed NOT in the land and property category do, of course, also own land.  Some Oxfordshire examples include Richard Branson, whose fortune is estimated at over £3 billion.  He has homes, estates and yacht worth about £25 million.  Another example:  David Allen, worth £85 million, largely from his stake in a Leisure company, is reported to have bought a 1,700 acre estate in Oxfordshire.  Barrie Haigh made his fortune in pharmaceutical consultancy, but now owns an organic dairy estate on the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border in the Chilterns.



      Brian Hodgson   April 2006



      brianhodgson@...



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