Top 17 richest Brits in drinks

6. The Earl of Iveagh and the Guinness family

Lord Iveagh

Position 2019: 152

Position 2018: 152

Worth: £973m

Rise/fall: +£51m

Sources: Property, Brewing

Ned Guinness, the Earl of Ivegh, is a direct descendant of Arthur Guinness, the man who invented the world-famous black stout back in 1759. The Earl moved to Britain in 1991, inheriting his title and about £62m in Guinness shares a year later.

He also owns a 22,000 acre Elveden estate in Suffolk, where he is said to grow 10% of all the onions eaten in the UK.

The Guinness family also owns the Burhill Group which operates 22 golf course and an adventure golf chain Mr Mulligans.

The family’s unpublished stake in Guinness is thought to be worth around £310m.

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