Which food and drink owners made the Rich List?

By Mike Stones

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The net worth of the 1,000 richest Britons reached £414bn - up 4.7% on last year
The net worth of the 1,000 richest Britons reached £414bn - up 4.7% on last year
More than 60 food and drink manufacturers, retailers and distributors were included in The Sunday Times Rich List, which spotlights the 1,000 wealthiest men and women in Britain.

Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan​, who own the 2 Sisters Food Group, leapt 275 places to the 101st​ position with a net worth of £750M – up £475M from last year’s list. The group, which last year acquired Northern Foods, owns brands such as pie maker Holland, Buxted Original, Goodfella’s pizzas and Fox’s biscuits.

In equal 101st​ position, with the same worth, were Lord Vestey​ and family who earned their wealth from the meat industry.

Sir David Samworth​ and family held the 181st​ position with a net worth of £490M – a growth of £20M on the previous year. The Samworth group is probably best known for its branded Ginsters pasty operation in Cornwall but it also operates the Dickinson & Morris pork pie business in Melton Mowbray.

Associated British Foods

Meanwhile, leading the food and drink rich list was George Weston​, chief executive of Associated British Foods ABF), weighing in at a hefty £5.9bn – down £100M from last year’s listing. Weston, who was named with Uncle Galen and family, was placed in 10th​ position in the hot 1,000 rich list. 

The Warburton​ family were in 164th​ position with £500M, which was the same value as last year.

ABF’s portfolio includes Allinson, Sunblest and Kingsmill bread, Jordans, Ovaltine, Patak’s and Twinings tea among others.

Leading the food and drink retailers were Sir Ken Morrison​ and family were ranked 66th​ with a net worth of £1.11bn – up £76M from their previous listing.

They were followed in 158th​ position by Lord Sainsbury​ and family, valued at £520M – down £440M on last year’s listing.

Edwin Booth​ and family were valued at £81M – up £13M in 903rd​ place.

Malcolm Walker​, whose source of wealth was listed as frozen food, was placed in 370th​ position with £200M – a rise of £34M on the previous list.

In the same category Eric Herd ​and family appeared in 482nd​ position with £160M, showing growth of £31M on the 2012 list.

Leading the beverage rich list were spirits magnate the Grant and Gordon family​, placed in 48th​ position with £1.4bn – £450M from their 2011 listing.

Wine magnate Tony and Barbara Laithwaite​ were ranked in 410th​ position with £185M – showing growth of £80M compared with the previous year.

Robin Barr and family claimed their first listing this year, in 596th​ position with £125M.

Celebrity TV chef

Celebrity TV chef and food campaigner Jamie Oliver​ and wife Jools were valued at £150M in 501st​ place after growing their net worth by £44M.

Soup entrepreneur Audrey Baxter​ and family were included in 622nd​ place with £122M showing a rise of £6M on last year’s list.

Biscuit brand owner Joe Walker​ and family appeared in 663rd​ place with £115M – down £20M on last year. 

Food and drink distribution firm owners Brenda Salters and family were valued at £10M, up at £110M in 682nd​ position.

Holding the same position and value were distribution owner Joe Sloan and family.

Topping this year’s rich list were steel magnate Lakshmi Mital and family with a net worth of £12.7bn. Sadly, for the Mital family this was £4.8bn down on last year’s lead list – although they maintained their leading position.

 

Who’s worth what – at a glance

Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan ……………. £750M – up £475M

Lord Vestey ….......…………………………… £750M

Sir David Samworth.... ……………………… £490M – up £20M

George Weston ………….....………………… £5.9bn – down £100M

Warburton family ..…………..………........ £500M

Sir Ken Morrison ………………………......… £1.11bn – up £76M

Lord Sainsbury …………………………........ £520M – down £440M

Jamie and Jools Oliver ……………………... £150M – up £44M.

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