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List: Top Ten Highest Paid People in Britain

Date: 2003

Source: Sunday Times newspaper 'Pay List'

Base: All UK residents.

Notes: Roman Abramovich earned £564m in 2003 from his Russian oil company Sibneft and the sale of his stake in Aeroflot. The Sunday Times lists the country's top 500 earners every year.

Rank / Person / Source of Wealth


1. Roman Abramovich, business


2. John Caudwell, telecoms


3. Michael Cornish, business


4. Philip Green, retailing


5. JK Rowling, publishing


6. Bill Archer, retailing


7. John Fredriksen, business


8. Lynn Wilson, property and construction


9. Patrick Moores, retailing


10. Paul Drayson, pharmaceuticals


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