Well the Sunday Times Rich List was published last weekend. You would never know we have been in a recession for the past year, the rich just get richer - Lakshmi Mittal, the steel baron tops the list in the UK for the 6th year running and his net worth is up by 108% to 24.24 billion, yes BILLION! In fact, most of the top ten have seen their value increase and we now have 53 billionaires in the UK a rise of 10 this year alone. I find this level of wealth a little uncomfortable. Don't get me wrong I applaud success and the wealth that follows, indeed I champion it, but wealth for wealth sake is a waste - my philosophy has always been about wealth contribution, make money doing what you love and do something with it to change the world, but as hard as I look I cannot see the difference these billions are making to the world?? Mittal leads a very extravagant lifelstyle, living in the most expensive house in Europe, worth something like £80 million, he spent around £15 million on his daughter's wedding a few years ago - My head cannot compute thEse figures!! Although, I accept, on an intellectual level, he earned it and he has a right to spend it on whatever he desires, my heart sings a very different tune. Am I alone in my thinking?
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