Britain’s super-rich “kept calm and carried on making billions” despite worries about Brexit, according to The Sunday Times newspaper’s Rich List for 2017, with more billionaires living in the country than ever before.
In the past 12 months, the total wealth of Britain’s richest 1,000 individuals and families surged 14 percent to Â£658 billion ($854 billion, 777 billion euros), the paper said.
It said that there are now more UK-based billionaires than ever before, at 134.
“While many of us worried about the outcome of the EU referendum, many of Britain’s richest people just kept calm and carried on making billions,” said the list compiler, Robert Watts. “We expected to see a chilling effect in the run-up to the EU referendum, but that simply did not materialise.”