By  on May 12, 2019

LONDON — The various fortunes of Britain’s wealthiest 1,000 families and individuals rose and fell like rollercoaster cars in 2018, with many fashion, retail, beauty and luxury magnates witnessing a spike in wealth, and others watching their net worth shrink, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2019, an annual ranking of the wealthiest people in the U.K.

The newspaper called its latest list The Age of Uncertainty, and said the unstable political climate in Britain was taking its toll on entrepreneurs and investors alike: Many of the country’s wealthiest people have been moving their money — and families — out of the country because they’re worried that hard-left Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn — if he becomes prime minister — will turn Britain into a Marxist state.

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