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Anil Agarwal
Mining
Rank 2017
60=
Worth
£2,000m
Rise/fall
£1,320m

What a difference a year makes. Rising commodity prices have been a boon for Agarwal, 64, the founder and chairman of London-quoted Indian metals-to-oil group Vedanta Resources, whose shares have increased nearly fourfold since early 2016. The company is now worth £2.8bn, with Indian-born Agarwal's stake soaring in value to £1.9bn. He established industrial sector operation Starlite Industries before going on to set up his current business, which floated in 2003.