Top 17 richest Brits in drinks

2. Carrie and Francois Perrodo and family

Francois Perrodo

Position 2019: 29

Position 2018: 22

Worth: £4.567bn

Rise/fall: -£989m

Sources: Oil, Gas, Wine

The majority of London-based Perrodo families fortunes comes from their interests in the oil and gas industry, with operations in 13 countries producing 450,000 barrels of oil a day.

Since 2006, the family’s business has been managed by Carrie Perrodo, 65, and her eldest son François, 40, after her husband died in an alpine hiking accident.

In February this year it carried out a strategic review, with the mooted sale of many assets in the North Sea, where it provides 15% of the UK’s gas.

The family also has an interest in the wine business, with Perrodo’s daughter, Nathalie Perrodo-Samani, in charge of Château Labégorce in Margaux. Her brother Bertrand part-owns wine delivery service 31Dover.com.

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