British billionaires

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  1. Richard Branson

    Richard Branson


    Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, Kt (born 18 July 1950) is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies.

  2. J.K. Rowling

    J.K. Rowling


    Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE FRSL (/ˈrlɪŋ/; born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films which is the second highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment.

  3. Bernie Ecclestone

    Bernie Ecclestone


    Bernard Charles "Bernie" Ecclestone (born 28 October 1930) is a British business magnate. He is the chief executive of the Formula One Group, which manages Formula One and controls the commercial rights to the sport, and part-owns Delta Topco, the ultimate parent company of the Formula One Group. As such, he is generally considered the primary authority in Formula One racing and is most commonly described in tabloid journalism as "F1 Supremo".

  4. Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Andrew Lloyd Webber


    Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber Kt (born 22 March 1948) is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre.

  5. Roman Abramovich

    Roman Abramovich


    Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich (Russian: Рома́н Арка́дьевич Абрамо́вич, born 24 October 1966) is a Russian businessman, investor and politician. He is the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC. He is best known outside Russia as the owner of Chelsea Football Club, an English Premier League football team.

  6. Alan Sugar

    Alan Sugar


    Alan Michael Sugar, Baron Sugar (born 24 March 1947) is an English business magnate, media personality, and political advisor. According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2015, Sugar has joined the “billionaire’s club" with an estimated fortune of £1.04bn, and is ranked as the 101st richest person in the UK. In 2007, he sold his remaining interest in the consumer electronics company Amstrad, his largest and best-known business venture.

  7. Paul Getty

    Paul Getty


    Sir John Paul Getty, KBE (7 September 1932 – 17 April 2003), born Eugene Paul Getty, was a wealthy American-born British philanthropist and book collector. He was the elder son of Jean Paul Getty, Sr. (1892–1976), one of the richest men in the world at the time, and his wife Ann Rork. The Getty family's wealth was the result of the oil business founded by George Franklin Getty. At birth he was given the name Eugene Paul Getty, but in later life he adopted other names, including Paul Getty, John Paul Getty, Jean Paul Getty, Jr. and John Paul Getty II. A long-time Anglophile, he became a British citizen in 1997. In 1986, he was awarded an honorary knighthood for services to causes ranging from cricket (a sport he came to love despite his American upbringing), to art and to the Conservative Party. His honorary knighthood became substantive when he became a British citizen. In 1998 he changed his name by deed poll when he renounced the first name Eugene and wished to be known as Sir Paul Getty, KBE.

  8. Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster

    Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster


    Major General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster KG, CB, CVO, OBE, TD, DL, CD (born 22 December 1951) is a British billionaire, landowner, peer, businessman, and former Territorial Army officer in the British Army. He is the son of Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, and The Hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton. He is the owner of property company Grosvenor Group.

  9. Jon Hunt

    Jon Hunt


    Jonathan Michael Hunt (born June 1953), is a British billionaire property entrepreneur. He is best known as the founder of UK estate agency Foxtons and is more recently known as the founder of Pavilion, the restaurant and business members club in Kensington, London.

  10. David Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort

    David Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort


    David Robert Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort (born 23 February 1928), known as David Somerset until 1984, is a British peer.

  11. Aga Khan IV

    Aga Khan IV


    Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, KBE (Persian: شاه کریم حسینی، آقاخان چهارم‎‎, Urdu: شاه کریم حسینی، آقاخان چهارم‎; Aga Khan is also transliterated as Aqa Khan and Agha Khan) was born on 13 December 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a British business magnate, racehorse owner and breeder, as well as being the 49th and current Imam of Nizari Ismailism, a denomination of Ismailism within Shia Islam consisting of an estimated 25-30 million adherents (about 20% of the world's Shia Muslim population). He has held this position of Imam, under the title of Aga Khan IV, since 11 July 1957, when, at the age of 20, he succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III. The Aga Khan claims to be a relative of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law, Ali, considered the first Imam in Shia Islam, and Ali's wife Fatima az-Zahra, Muhammad’s daughter from his first marriage. In 1986 the Aga Khan ordained the current version of the Ismailia Constitution – an ecclesiastical decree affirming to Nizari Ismailis his "sole right to interpret the Qur'an and provide authoritative guidance on [all] matters of faith" and formalising his sole discretion, power and authority for the governance of Nizari Ismaili jamats (places of worship) and institutions.

  12. Peregrine Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire

    Peregrine Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire


    Peregrine Andrew Morny Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire KCVO CBE DL (born 27 April 1944) is a British peer. He is the only surviving son of Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire and his wife, the former Deborah Mitford. He succeeded to the dukedom following the death of his father on 3 May 2004. Prior to this succession, he was styled Marquess of Hartington. The duke is worth an estimated £800 million.

  13. Kirsty Bertarelli

    Kirsty Bertarelli


    Kirsty Bertarelli (born Kirsty Roper) is a song writer, former Miss UK and wife of Ernesto Bertarelli, a Swiss businessman who was the owner of biotech giant Serono until 2007 and winner of the America's Cup in 2003 and 2007 with his yachting syndicate Alinghi.

  14. Francis Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland

    Francis Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland


    Francis Ronald Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland (born 18 February 1940), known as Francis Egerton until 2000, is a British peer from the Egerton family.

  15. Noam Gottesman

    Noam Gottesman


    Noam Gottesman (born May 1961) is a New York City-based, Israeli-American businessman and former hedge fund manager and co-founder of GLG Partners. Gottesman has dual citizenship in the US and UK, and was listed on the April 2014 Forbes 400 list of richest people in America with a net worth of $2 billion.

  16. Hans Kristian Rausing

    Hans Kristian Rausing


    Hans Kristian Rausing (born 15 June 1963) is a philanthropist and the son of Swedish packaging businessman Hans Rausing.

  17. Ernesto Bertarelli

    Ernesto Bertarelli


    Ernesto Bertarelli (born 22 September 1965) is an Italian-born Swiss businessman and philanthropist.

  18. Samuel Vestey, 3rd Baron Vestey

    Samuel Vestey, 3rd Baron Vestey


    Samuel George Armstrong Vestey, 3rd Baron Vestey, KCVO DL (born 19 March 1941) is a British peer, landowner, philanthropist and businessman.

  19. James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Abercorn

    James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Abercorn


    James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Abercorn, KG (born 4 July 1934) became Duke of Abercorn in the Peerage of Ireland on the death of his father in June 1979. The son of James Edward Hamilton, 4th Duke of Abercorn, and Lady Mary Crichton (daughter of Lt.-Col. Henry William Crichton, Viscount Crichton (1872–1914), eldest son of John Crichton, 4th Earl Erne). He is a former politician and Lord Steward of the Household.

  20. Tony O'Reilly

    Tony O'Reilly


    Sir Anthony Joseph Francis "Tony" O'Reilly (born 7 May 1936, Dublin, Ireland), is a former Irish businessman and international rugby union player. He is known for his involvement in the Independent News & Media Group, which he led from 1973 to 2009, and as former CEO and Chairman of the H.J. Heinz Company. He was the leading shareholder of Waterford Wedgwood. Perhaps Ireland's first billionaire, as of 26 May 2014 O'Reilly is being pursued in the Irish courts for debts amounting to €22 million by AIB, following losses amounting to hundreds of millions of euro in his unsuccessful attempt to stop Denis O'Brien from assuming control of Independent News & Media.

  21. Mo Ibrahim

    Mo Ibrahim


    Dr Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim (Arabic: محمد إبراهيم‎; born 1946) is a Sudanese-British mobile communications entrepreneur and billionaire. He worked for several other telecommunications companies before founding Celtel, which when sold had over 24 million mobile phone subscribers in 14 African countries. After selling Celtel in 2005 for $3.4 billion, he set up the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to encourage better governance in Africa, as well as creating the Mo Ibrahim Index, to evaluate nations' performance. He is also a member of the Africa Regional Advisory Board of London Business School.

  22. Benzion Freshwater

    Benzion Freshwater


    Benzion Shalom Eliezer Freshwater (born 1948) is a British billionaire property investor of Haredi Jewish descent.

  23. Joe Lewis (British businessman)

    Joe Lewis (British businessman)


    Joe Lewis (born 5 February 1937) is a British businessman who currently lives in New Providence, Bahamas.

  24. Joseph Cyril Bamford

    Joseph Cyril Bamford


    Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE (21 June 1916 – 1 March 2001) was a British businessman, who was the founder of the JCB company, manufacturing heavy plant.

  25. Jack Dellal

    Jack Dellal


    Jack Dellal (2 October 1923 – 28 October 2012) was a British property investor known as 'Black Jack', and reportedly worth GBP £4 billion in 2009. The later figures were significantly higher than a 2001 estimate by The Evening Standard, which ranked Dellal as only a multi-millionaire. His company, the property group Allied Commercial Holdings, financed the purchase of Shell-Mex House in 2002 and sold it in 2007.

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