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Wealth, inherited and otherwise… March 17, 2014

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Economy, Inequality.
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…of the five wealthiest families in the UK, as determined by Oxfam – whose wealth is equal to or greater than the poorest 20% of the UK population, it’s perhaps notable that two of that five come from long extant wealth. Whether any are exactly self-made is a bit of an open question. Perhaps Mike Ashley? It would be useful to see stats on those beyond the five.

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1. sonofstan - March 17, 2014

No Windsors?

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WorldbyStorm - March 17, 2014

No, though given two are from ‘titled families’ we could perhaps cautiously put a tick in a certain class category.

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sonofstan - March 17, 2014

Do you reckon Oxfam left them out because they didn’t want to complicate things by starting a pro-/ anti- royalist argument?

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WorldbyStorm - March 17, 2014

I genuinely don’t know. It probably would be so, no? Wouldn’t the Prince of Wales’ interests in Cornwall alone run into the billions? Or is that a massive overstatement? Must go looking.

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Pasionario - March 18, 2014

It’s small change compared to these guys. The most valuable thing “belonging” to the royal family is the Queen’s picture collection but they stopped counting that as being part of her “fortune” a while ago since she could hardly go and flog the lot at Christie’s if she wanted to.

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2. crocodileshoes - March 17, 2014

You can’t put up taxes, though, or the Duke if Westminster will emigrate and take Belgravia and Mayfair with him. 😊

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Gewerkschaftler - March 18, 2014

Bring it on – so long as he takes the City of London with him. They’d all make rather nice public parks / lakes.

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3. Jim Monaghan - March 17, 2014

I gather many are from those who came with William the Bastard.

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