Top 10 richest Brits in drinks 2018

10. David McMullen and family

Position 2018: 725

Position 2017: 723

Worth: £161m

Rise/fall: +£6m

Sources: Brewing

The McMullen family is responsible for independent Hertfordshire Brewers McMullen, founded in 1827. The business is now run by the sixth generation, and makes a range of ales, including Hopping Mad and Stronghart, and operates more than 130 pubs across the home counties.

According to the Sunday Times, profits fell below £13m on £79.2m sales in 2016 but net assets grew by £8m to £139.3m, with other assets and dividends raising the family’s fortune to £161m.

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