UK's six richest people worth a combined £39.4bn
The UK's six richest people are wealthier than the bottom 13.2 million people, according to new research highlighting a widening gulf between the rich and poor.
Six billionaires have a combined wealth estimated at £39.4bn, while four million people live in poverty, the Equality Trust found.
Topping the list are Gopichand and Srichand Hinduja, whose £12.8bn wealth is derived from their conglomerate which includes oil, car making and banks.
Behind them is Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the founder of fracking and petrochemicals firm Ineos, with £9.4bn, according to Forbes.
Hedge fund manager Michael Platt has £6.1bn and Conservative party donors Simon and David Reuben have an estimated £5.8bn each.
Over the last 10 years billionaires in the UK have collectively doubled their wealth, the Equality Trust's figures show.