Top 10 richest Brits in drinks 2018

This weekend The Sunday Times Rich List revealed the wealthiest people currently based in the UK.

The number one spot was reserved for Jim Ratcliffe, the head of chemical giant Ineos, and officially the UK’s richest man with a fortune of £21.05 billion. Ineos has an annual turnover of about £45bn and employs more than 18,500 people at 181 sites across 22 countries.

Close behind was the Hinduja brothers, Sri and Gopi, who came second on the 2018 list with £20.64billion. Their fortune increased by £4.44billion in the last year, while British-American industrialist-turned-media mogul Sir Len Blavatnik, who owns the Warner Music Group, came in third place with £15.26billion. He famously got his name on a building at Tate Modern thanks to a £50m donation.

Elsewhere, retail tycoon Sir Philip Green’s estimated wealth fell by £787million to £2billion – partly because of his decision to contribute £363m to the BHS pension deficit, while Jamie Oliver fell off the list entirely.

Robert Watts, who compiled the list, said of this year’s rankings: “Britain is changing. Gone are the days when old money and a small band of industries dominated the Sunday Times Rich List. Aristocrats and inherited wealth has been elbowed out of the list and replaced by an army of self-made entrepreneurs.”

Among them are plenty of figures from the world of drinks, who are among the richest in the country.

Click through to see who made this year’s top 10…

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