Top 17 richest Brits in drinks

11. James Watt

Watt (left).

Position 2019: 475

Position 2018: 461

Worth: £262m

Rise/Fall: No change

Sources: Drinks

James Watt co-founded craft beer giant BrewDog with school friend Martin Dickie, also featured in this list. The business received a cash injection after a fifth round of crowdfunding last year, amounting to £26.2m.

American private equity group TSG Consumer Partners took a £213m stake in BrewDog in 2017, valuing the business at £968m.

Watt has a 25% holding worth £242m plus “wealth elsewhere” according to The Sunday Times. 

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