See who's made the 2014 Rich List in the Northwest

See who's made the 2014 Rich List in the Northwest

Sir Paul McCartney

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The Duke of Westminster remains Britain’s – and the Northwest’s – wealthiest landowner, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2014.The Duke’s £700m gain in the wealth stakes is recognised in this year’s Rich List.

He heads a list of the 20 richest in the region who are worth £24.86billion collectively and constitute the greatest concentration of billionaires outside the capital.

Sir Paul McCartney makes the top 10 of the Northwest Rich List, worth £710m alongside his third wife Nancy Shevell.

Her £150m wealth comes from her father’s American trucking operation, while Macca continues to amass his fortune through an extensive touring schedule that last year featured 32 dates as part of his Out There tour.

Income from the Beatles continues to flow more than 50 years after they took the musical world by storm.

No fewer than seven families living or with their businesses based in the region have achieved billionaire status this year.

 

Wirral Globe:

Westminster’s wealth is centred on Mayfair and Belgravia in London, but his family seat is at Eaton Hall, in Cheshire, and he owns significant parts of Liverpool city centre.

Assets in his Grosvenor Group property operation increased to nearly £3.5billion in 2012.

Tom Morris and family see their wealth top £2billion this year off the back of the continued success of his Home Bargains chain of discount stores.

The TJ Morris parent company is worth £2billion and the Morris family see their wealth rise by £830m in the year.

The Arora brothers – Simon, Bobby and Robin – have also seen huge gains of £300m in the past 12 months through B&M Retail, their discount chain. The brothers are now worth £1.4billion and are planning a flotation of the business.

While Peter and Fred Done, the brothers who own Birchwood based BetFred, are eighth on the list with £900m - £100m up on last year.

The 26th annual Sunday Times Rich List – the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland – is published on May 18 in a special 116-page issue of Sunday Times Magazine.

The list is based on identifiable wealth, including land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies. It excludes bank accounts, to which the paper has no access.

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11:51am Fri 16 May 14

Nick Tessla says...

Does John Lennon's sidekick count - does he live in the North-West?
Does John Lennon's sidekick count - does he live in the North-West? Nick Tessla
  • Score: 7

12:00pm Fri 16 May 14

bigfoot says...

I'm surprised it doesn't include Wirral's 'super directors'!
I'm surprised it doesn't include Wirral's 'super directors'! bigfoot
  • Score: 2

12:42pm Fri 16 May 14

dong ding says...

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer, get this corrupt fat cat government out
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer, get this corrupt fat cat government out dong ding
  • Score: 6

12:55pm Fri 16 May 14

Higgy40 says...

This time next year their will be even more Cheshire people on the rich list; namely all the councillors and council staff who are being subsidised by the developers who are intent destroying this county and aim to cover it with concrete.

Whats the betting the head of planning at CW&C will be in the top ten next year ?
This time next year their will be even more Cheshire people on the rich list; namely all the councillors and council staff who are being subsidised by the developers who are intent destroying this county and aim to cover it with concrete. Whats the betting the head of planning at CW&C will be in the top ten next year ? Higgy40
  • Score: 14

2:16pm Fri 16 May 14

MrBenggo says...

They have got a lot richer with help from Osborne and his tax cuts for the rich.
They have got a lot richer with help from Osborne and his tax cuts for the rich. MrBenggo
  • Score: 7

3:54pm Fri 16 May 14

MouseHouse says...

The Duke of Westminster remains Britain’s – and the Northwest’s – wealthiest landowner, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2014. The Duke’s £700m gain in the wealth stakes is recognised in this year’s Rich List.

Not only do the rich get richer as the poor get poorer, but this bloke is a parasite. Say what you like about McCartney but he's worked for his wealth to a point. 'Duke' - my backside. The man, like all the so-called royal family and assorted hangers-on is a P A R A S I T E.
The Duke of Westminster remains Britain’s – and the Northwest’s – wealthiest landowner, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2014. The Duke’s £700m gain in the wealth stakes is recognised in this year’s Rich List. Not only do the rich get richer as the poor get poorer, but this bloke is a parasite. Say what you like about McCartney but he's worked for his wealth to a point. 'Duke' - my backside. The man, like all the so-called royal family and assorted hangers-on is a P A R A S I T E. MouseHouse
  • Score: 5

7:11pm Fri 16 May 14

Newarrival says...

MrBenggo wrote:
They have got a lot richer with help from Osborne and his tax cuts for the rich.
The top rate of tax under Labour was 40% for fourteen years. They increased it to 50% just weeks before the 2010 General Election, knowing they were not going to be re-elected.
The top rate of tax under the Coalition is 45%. The rich pay MORE tax under this Government than they did when Labour were in power.
[quote][p][bold]MrBenggo[/bold] wrote: They have got a lot richer with help from Osborne and his tax cuts for the rich.[/p][/quote]The top rate of tax under Labour was 40% for fourteen years. They increased it to 50% just weeks before the 2010 General Election, knowing they were not going to be re-elected. The top rate of tax under the Coalition is 45%. The rich pay MORE tax under this Government than they did when Labour were in power. Newarrival
  • Score: 8

7:45pm Sat 17 May 14

mms98 says...

The rich pay more now, erm like Starbucks?....Google
.....MPS?
The rich pay more now, erm like Starbucks?....Google .....MPS? mms98
  • Score: 5

9:30pm Sat 17 May 14

AndyHodkinson says...

Well said MouseHouse
Well said MouseHouse AndyHodkinson
  • Score: 1

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