The 9 wealthiest people in Yorkshire on the Sunday Times Rich List
These are the richest people in Yorkshire according to the Sunday Times Rich List. The annual rich list, released by the newspaper, features 250 of the wealthiest people in the country – a number of which hail from Yorkshire. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here .
From fire extinguishers and chemicals to supermarket chains and furniture shops the richest people in the county have made their millions, and some billions, through a variety of different ways. But each person on the list has made their money by hard work, shrewd business decisions and sometimes, by taking a little risk. Here are the richest people in Yorkshire according to the Sunday Times Rich List:
Jim Ratcliffe – worth GBP6.33bn, down GBP5.82bn
Ineos owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe (Image: PA)
Jim was born in Failsworth, Lancashire, but moved with his family to Hull, in East Yorkshire aged just 10.
The chemical engineer turned financier and industrialist, is the CEO of the Ineos chemicals group, which he founded in 1998. The father-of-three, who likes to keep a low profile, now lives in Monaco.
Tony Murray – worth GBP2.3bn, no change
Tony Murray (Image: Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)
The French-born British billionaire businessman first bought Nu-Swift, a Leeds manufacturer of fire extinguishers, in 1982. Now, he and his family now own Andrew Sykes Group – a heating and air-conditioning equipment hire company.
They also own, London Security, the Leeds-based fire protection business which includes the Nu-Swift fire extinguisher brand.
Eddie and Malcolm Healey – worth GBP2.2bn, up GBP200m
Left to right: Eddie and Malcolm Healey
The Healey brothers, from East Yorkshire, are the 75th richest people in Britain with a combined net worth of more than GBP2.2 billion. Malcom Healey, 76, runs Wren Kitchens – a privately owned British designer, manufacturer, and retailer of kitchens. Meanwhile Eddie Healey, 83, owns Blue Energy, one of the UK’s leaders in renewable energy infrastructure.
Robert Miller – worth GBP2bn, down GBP150m
Robert Miller, entrepreneur and co-founder of DFS (Duty Free Shops) (Image: Photo by Jonathan Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)
The American-born British billionaire co-founded DFS Group.
The group is a Hong Kong-based travel retailer of luxury products. Mr Miller is also the owner of the 36,000-acre Gunnerside Estate in Yorkshire – which is one of the largest sporting country estates in Britain.
Will Adderley – worth GBP1.789bn, down GBP320m
Will Adderley (Image: Dunelm)
Mr Adderley, who was born on a council estate in Leeds in 1984, founded Dunelm Group. He set-up the home furnishing store in 1984, and retired from the company aged 50.
The company, now has 140 stores across the UK as well as an ecommerce business.
Lord Kirkham – worth GBP1.14bn, no change
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Lord Graham Kirkham (Centre) and Tom Cruise (Image: (Photo by Jonathan Brady – WPA Pool/Getty Images))
The 76-year-old businessman, of Doncaster, is the founder and chairman of DFS. But in 2010 he sold the sofa retailer and now holds shares in supermarket Iceland. He has also invested in the Whitby chain of fish and chop shops.
Paul Sykes – worth GBP770m, no change
The English businessman, political donor and EU opponent Paul Sykes (Image: (Photo by: PYMCA/Universal Images Group via Getty Images))
Mr Sykes, who lived in Ripon, in North Yorkshire, set-up his first business at the age of 18 dismantling and selling the engines of old buses.
He then expanded into bus, coach and truck dealing in the North of England before moving into the property development industry. One of his ventures included founded the Meadowhall shopping complex in Sheffield, which, at the time, was the largest shopping mall in the country.
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Richard Harpin – worth GBP627m, up GBP167m
Richard Harpin, chief executive officer of Homeserve Plc (Image: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Mr Harpin is the founder and CEO of Homeserve. The businessman, of Huddersfield, set-up the international home repairs and improvements business in 1993.
It went on to become one of the country’s largest home emergency businesses.
William Morrison – worth GBP461m, up GBP32m
William Morrison and his family, who hail from Bradford, own the Morrison supermarket chain.
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