Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher Join Simon Cowell, Queen on U.K. Rich List

Sacha Baron Cohen

Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik drops from the top spot, while Daniel Radcliffe, Adele and Robert Pattinson are among the top 10 young earners.

Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik dropped two places to the third spot on the annual Sunday Times Rich List of the 1,000 wealthiest Brits.

Published by the newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, the list of Britain's richest also includes such new entrants as Sacha Baron Cohen and wife Isla Fisher and such celebrity mainstays as Simon Cowell, Paul McCartney and Richard Branson.

The Sunday Times estimated Blavatnik's fortune at £11.6 billion ($16.8 billion), down nearly £1.6 billion from last year, while Branson is ranked 19th with $6.5 billion.

Cowell's estimated fortune rose to $434 million, almost within reach of Queen Elizabeth II's $477 million.

Baron Cohen and Fisher's joint fortune is estimated at $152 million, enough for the 936th rank on the list, according to the paper.

As reported last week, Adele is the highest-ranking British female, and the country's richest female ever, on the Sunday Times music rich list with an estimated fortune of $123 million. On the Young Rich List sub-section, she ranks seventh, just ahead of Daniel Radcliffe with $107 million and Robert Pattinson at No. 10 with a fortune estimated at $94 million.

One Direction, meanwhile, was worth a combined $191 million, according to the paper's estimates.

Somewhat of a surprise on the list is Salma Hayek, who was ranked at No. 8 among all women. The Sunday Times said she earns an estimated $17 million per year from her Hollywood work. But together with husband Francois-Henri Pinault, owner of luxury group Kering, her fortune was estimated at $3.4 billion.

The paper also said that Kate Middleton helped send David Reiss, the founder of fashion chain Reiss, onto the rich list for the first time, ranking his family 410th with an estimated fortune of $361 million.

Property tycoons David and Simon Reuben, who own London's Millbank Tower and London Oxford Airport, among others, top the list with an estimated fortune of $18.9 billion. Overall, the list includes 120 billionaires, up from 117 in 2015. Their combined wealth of more than $497 billion rose 5.8 percent from 2015.

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