Friday, May 20, 2022

The Wealthiest of Scotland

Danish fashion tycoon Anders Holch Povlsen is still the richest person in Scotland, according to a study of the UK's wealthiest people.

The 2022 Sunday Times Rich List found there were 10 billionaires in Scotland. The 10 billionaires at the head of the 2022 Rich list have a combined wealth of £23.054bn - more than a quarter of this is in the hands of Holch Povlsen. His personal fortune increased by £500m in the past year to £6.5bn.

He owns 220,000 acres of land in Scotland. He bought the 42,000-acre Glenfeshie estate in the Cairngorms for £8m in 2006 and now owns 12 Highland estates.

Glenn Gordon, the chairman of Moray-based distiller William Grant & Sons, is the second richest person in Scotland with £3.395bn. 

John Shaw and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, who owns pharmaceutical firm Biocon have an estimated £2.496bn - putting them in third place.

Brothers Sandy and James Easdale who have a £1.363bn fortune, based upon transport and property acquisitions, make them eighth richest.

1. Anders Holch Povlsen (Wealth of £6.5bn)

2. Glenn Gordon and family (£3.395bn)

3. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and John Shaw and family (£2.496bn)

4. Sir Ian Wood and family (£1.819bn)

5. Mohamed Al Fayed and family (Harrods; £1.699bn)

6. Mahdi al-Tajir (Highland Spring; £1.685bn)

7. The Thomson family (DC Thomson; £1.585bn)

8. Sandy and James Easdale (£1.363bn)

9. Lady Philomena Clark and family (Arnold Clark; £1.267bn)

10. Trond Mohn and Marit Mohn Westlake and family (Industry; £1.245bn)

Overall, the richest 250 people in the UK this year are worth £710.723bn, compared to £658.089bn in 2021, an 8% rise on last year.

Landowner Anders Holch Povlsen tops Scotland's rich list again - BBC News

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