A number of IT and mobile phone industry faces made it into the Sunday Times Rich List 2011.
According to the national newspaper, most of us are struggling to make ends meet, but the super-rich are not feeling the pinch of the recession and are driving growth to keep the economy strong.
CRN thought it would give you a rundown of those familiar faces appearing in the top 500 richest Brits, alongside the likes of Roman Abramovich, Lakshmi Mittal, JK Rowling, the Queen, Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas, David and Victoria Beckham, and Jamie Oliver.
The number is the position each name appears in the list:
40. John Caudwell – Phones4u founder – £1.5bn
63. Sir Terry Matthews – founder of Mitel and Newbridge Networks – £1.04bn
67. Charles Dunstone – Carphone Warehouse founder – £1bn
89. Lord Alan Sugar – owner of system builder Viglen – £770m
145. Mo Ibrahim – former BT manager, one of a group to start consulting firm Mobile Systems International – £520m
166. Sir Peter Rigby – founder of Specialist Computer Holdings – £480m
210. Mike Lynch – one of the founders of Autonomy Software – £396m
243. Niklas Zennstrom – founder of Skype and stakeholder in Rovio Mobile (maker of Angry Birds) – £320m
255. Peter Wilkinson – Harrogate-based entrepreneur and founder of Intechnology, which sold its distribution business to Arrow Electronics in 2006 – £302m
291. Dragon's Den star Peter Jones – owner of Phones International – £250m
355. Daniel Borel – stakeholder in peripherals company Logitech – £196m
375. Sir Peter Ogden – founder of infrastructure and services giant Computacenter – £182m
393. Graham Wylie – founder of Sage and VAR TSG – £175m
497. Philip Hulme – co-founder of Computacenter with Sir Peter Ogden – £144m
If there are any that we have missed out, please let us know.
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