Op-ed: Sunday April 24 the Sunday Times has published its annual rich list but is it worth the paper, or internet, it is written on?
According to media reports Lakshmi Mittal, owner of ArcelorMittal, and the family behind Europe's biggest steelmaker, has lost more than £2bn in the past year. He held the top slot in 2008 with £27.7bn but now only has a fortune of £7.12bn and is number 11 on this year's list.
BBC News also reports "The number of London billionaires fell for the first time since the financial crash - from 80 in 2015 to 77."
So just how many are losing money and how many are stashing it off-shore and away from prying eyes?
The recent panama papers data leaks centred on law firm Mossack Fonseca but with it only being the third largest firm helping the uber wealthy stash the cash it is something of a false flag.
And of course there will be many others.
It is probably fair to assume that those with enough money have been working to ensure their wealth is kept away from any new legislation that may tighten the laws on off-shore tax havens.
As the EU, the British Tory government and others procrastinate it will end up a case of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.
Perhaps one reason the number of declared billionaires in the UK is falling has little to do with a drop in wealth?
Some in the rich brigade fear a future Labour government with Jeremy Corbyn as party leader and Prime Minister and contingency plans are bound to already be in place.
If you still believe the Sunday Times Rich List, another Rupert Murdoch publication, is worth a read either as a work of fiction or fact you can check it out here, but you may have to subscribe.
You can read selected elements of the rich list at others sources including BBC News.
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