The wealthiest people in Leicestershire have been revealed in this years 2016 Rich List. The report estimates how much they are worth, how they made their money and how they contribute to the local economy.
The report by the Leicester Mercury reveals the wealthiest people in the county come from a variety of industries including property, retail, manufacturing construction, sports and entertainment.
Many on the list were not born in Leicester or even in the UK, but they have made the city their home, showing how a diverse community can contribute to the wealth and prosperity of a city.
The list contains some well known personalities including Gary Lineakar (ranked 48 and worth £30m), Hilary Devey (ranked 31 and worth £75m) and Engelbert Humperdinck (ranked 30 and worth £80m).
The Top 10 richest people in Leicestershire are as follows:
1. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – £1.9bn
Owner of the Thai based King Power Group and chairman of Leicester City Football Club.
2. Will Adderley & family – £1.35bn
The Adderley family have seen significant growth in profits from their Dunelm homeware retail stores.
3. John Bloor – £1.25bn
Built his wealth through Bloor Homes, one of the largest privately owned housebuilding groups and also owns Triumph Motorcycles.
4. David Ross – £920m
David Ross is the co-founder of the Carphone Warehouse.
5. Peter and Sir Roger De Haan – £900m
The brothers made their money by targeting the grey pound through their company Saga.
6. The Jatania Brothers – £650m
The Jatania family have become one of the biggest Asian business dynasties through their range of toiletries and personal care products.
7. Freddie Linnett & the Murphy family – £600m
Freddie Linnett is one of the richest women in the country and heads up Leicester development company Charles Street Buildings Group.
8. David Wilson CBE & family – £530m
Created his wealth through housebuilding and received a significant windfall through the takeover of Wilson Bowden by rivals Barratt
9. Michael Gregory – £510m
Creator of Wigston based Cromwell Group, one of the largest industrial distributors in the UK.
10. Sir David Samworth & family – £495m
Sir David Samworths family business is a food giant owning brands such as Ginsters and Soreen.
Source: Leicester Mercury