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Letter: That's rich!

CAPTAIN Moonlight is talking through his top hat when he alleges that the chairman of this company, Mohamed al-Fayed, is "expending a great deal of energy in trying to convince the people who compile the list of Britain's 500 richest people that he is the richest of them all", (Captain Moonlight, 3 December). The truth is quite the contrary. Mr Fayed requested that he be omitted from the list and declined to answer questions. Having lived here for 30 years without figuring in the list, Mr Fayed wishes only a continuation of that pleasant state.

Michael Cole

Harrods, London SW1