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Who Are The Five Wealthiest UK Families And How Did They Get So Rich?

17/03/2014 10:22 GMT | Updated 17/03/2014 10:59 GMT
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The UK's five wealthiest families are richer than the poorest fifth of the entire country, 12.6 million Britons, new research by Oxfam has shown.

In the last 20 years, the wealthiest 0.1% have seen their income grow nearly four times faster than the least well off 90 percent of the population. The five richest families in Britain now have a combined wealth of £28.2 billion.

Who are these wealthy families who are so astonishingly rich? Here is all you need to know about who they are and where they got their fortune from.

5 richest families in UK and how they got their wealth