How much does it cost to get on the Rich List? And who is number one?

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How much does it cost to get on the Rich List? And who is number one?

Joining Chris on The Headline Interview is Phillip Beresford

Phillip Beresford has made his fame by being the curator of the Sunday Times Rich List.

He has produced the list of 1,000 of the wealthiest people in Britain as well as other strands, such as the 50 richest under 30, for over 30 years.

He tells of one of his first experiences contacting the late media tycoon Robert Maxwell, on requesting and suggesting hat he was worth.





Phillip Beresford first entered the world of journalism in 1979 as an employee of Michael Heseltine on a business title at Haymarket Publishing.

He then went to the City Desk of the Sunday Telegraph in and soon developed his interest writing about wealthy entrepreneurs. 

Here Phillip tells us of just how much it costs to make it to the top 200 people in Britain.


In 1983 he joined the business section of the Sunday Times, in which he researched the first Sunday Times Rich List. 

He became a full time Rich List hunter in 1992 and has been compiling the Sunday Times Rich List and another dozen of regional or industry lists every year ever since.

Phillip answers the million dollar question, who is number one on the Rich List right now?


Philanprothy or keeping the lower classes happy?

Phillip Beresford tells us how some of the wealthiest people use their money for good, giving to charity for a want to better the world and others’ lives.

But occasionally some of the wealthiest people use philanprothy to by their way out of scrutiny.



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