UPI Almanac for Friday, June 15, 2012.
The worldwide economic slump has been tough on the richest people in Britain, costing them about one-third of their net worth, The Times of London reported.
A London mansion with a price tag of $229.9 million has found a buyer, sources said Thursday.
The richest 1,000 people in Britain have seen their wealth quadruple since 1997, figures show.
The world is watching as newly named Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko steps up to the plate.
Amid all the financial troubles of the last three months, the emergent economies led by China and India have done well, but in few places has the news been better or more welcome than that from Africa.
The number of Britons living at billionaire status has risen 20 percent in just a year, which is three times the number from 2003, the Sunday Times reported. The London newspaper published its annual list of Britain's 1,000 wealthiest people, and Indian-b
No one in Britain is piling up money in the entertainment business faster these days than entrepreneur Simon Cowell, now worth some $200 million.
Daniel Radcliffe, known for his title role in the "Harry Potter" film franchise, has been named as the youngest member of Britain's "Rich List."
Arcelor Mittal, the world's biggest steel maker, said board president Lakshmi Mittal has been named the chief executive of the Luxembourg-based firm.