UK's super-rich lose billions to virus

The UK’s wealthiest men and women have seen a total £54bn wiped from their fortunes in the wake of the the economic struggles caused by the coronavirus, according to The Sunday Times Rich List. Realted: From vacuums to ventilators - Sir James Dyson's life of rich invention (Lovemoney) His surging fortune saw him overtake brothers Sri and Gopi Hinduja, who have topped the list for the last three years running but saw their wealth decline by £6bn. Sir James became the nation’s richest man despite losing £500m of his own money in a discontinued electric car project. He told The Sunday Times of his “huge sadness and disappointment” over the failed seven-seater electric SUV his firm designed. The top 10 super-rich for 2020 are: - Sir James Dyson and family, household goods and technology, £16.2bn. This year’s rich list paints a picture of Britain on the brink of calamity – two months after lockdown and already billions of pounds have been wiped out”.