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12 northern billionaires on Sunday Times Rich List


The North has a total of 12 billionaires, according to the latest Sunday Times Rich List.

The very rich Duke of Westminster The very rich Duke of Westminster

The annual survey of the wealthiest people in the country, celebrating its 25th year, showed that the richest 1,000 added £35.4bn to their wealth.

The dozen northern billionaires were topped once again by the Chester-based Duke of Westminster, the highest British-born person on the list. He is the only person to make the top 10 of the list in each of its 25 years.

The total number of billionaires on the list was a record 88, up 77 from 2012.

The full list of northern billionaires is below:

No Name Region Sector Wealth
1 The Duke of Westminster NW Grosvenor Group £7.8bn
2 John Whittaker NW Peel Holdings £2.3bn
3 Mike Ashley NE Sports Direct £2.3bn
4 Poju and Anita Zabludowicz NE Property and hotels £1.5bn
5 Eddie and Malcolm Healey Yorks Property and kitchens £1.5bn
6 Tom Morris NW TJ Morris £1.22bn
7 Lord Grantchester and the Moores family NW Littlewoods £1.2bn
8 Lord Kirkham Yorks Furniture and investment £1.15bn
9 Simon, Bobby and Robin Arora NW B & M Retail £1.1bn
10 Robin Sheppard NW Scrap metal £1.04bn
11 Sir Ken Morrison Yorks Morrisons supermarket £1.005bn
12 John Hargreaves NW Matalan £1bn

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