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Jim Ratcliffe, the founder and boss of chemical giant Ineos, is the richest man in the United Kingdom, according to the Sunday Times Rich List, first among a record 145 billionaires living in the country.

The 29-year-old has earned a fortune of £110million, increasing his total by £28m from last year.

Tennis player Andy Murray is second in the rankings, with the Scot's wealth estimated at 83 million pounds. The Scottish player was largely absent from the court past year due to injury, however, lucrative sponsorship deals have kept him near the top of the list.

Golf fan and Real Madrid star, Gareth Bale, came in third with £74 million, with Manchester City's Sergio Aguero fourth with £48 million.

Boxer Anthony Joshua, 28, is fifth after earning £20m in the past year. Ten richest young sports stars aged 30 or under (2018 wealth figures in pounds) 1. Eden Hazard (soccer) - 32 million 7.

Mesut Ozil, who signed a new deal with Arsenal earlier this year, is the sole inclusion from the Emirates.

Harrogate property magnate Paul Sykes saw his worth rise £60 million to £770 million, putting him at number five in the Yorkshire List.

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