A £100 million super yacht, the biggest private motor yacht ever built in the UK and the last word in six-deck luxury – not bad for an ex-beauty queen from Stone in Staffordshire.
The soaraway success of giant digger manufacturer JCB has ensured that Sir Anthony Bamford is by far the biggest winner in this year’s Rich List.
John Caudwell is estimated to be the UK’s biggest taxpayer. In the last four years he has handed over close to £200 million to the Government in tax.
There are probably more blue plaques on buildings in Viscount Portman’s high value Portman Estate in London’s West End than any other estate in the UK.
Aston Villa fans frustrated by their team’s continuing lack of silverware and flirtations with the relegation zone will be hoping the rumours are true.
Lord Paul’s Caparo Group has been helping the hunt for the “god particle”.
Recession or no recession, people are still ready to spend money on gambling.
Cool summers and warm winters aren’t particularly helpful to the Andrew Sykes Group, the Wolverhampton-based air conditioning and heating hire firm largely owned by Jacques Gaston Murray.
It’s been an excellent year for Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan Singh’s 2 Sisters Food Group as their £342 million acquisition of Northern Foods proves to have been a good move.
The Adderley family know how to keep Dunelm Mill’s shareholders on side.
Leicester-based Charles Street Buildings property investment and development group has assets worth close to £520 million.
Sir Peter Rigby’s Birmingham-based Specialist Computer Holdings has had the best year in its 37-year history.
Despite his wealth, and his influence in the London property market Birmingham-born Kevin Cash has managed to remain below the radar.
In January 2012 Felix Dennis gave up smoking after 49 years of dedication to the weed.
In June this year, teams of employees, clients and suppliers from Sir David Samworth’s Leicester food supply business will be running, canoeing and cycling around a gruelling course in the Scottish Highlands – all in the cause of charity.
It’s been a good couple of years at John Bloor’s Bloor Holdings, due in no small part to the success at home and abroad of Triumph Motorcycles and the recovery of Bloor Homes.
Profits at the Mackie family’s City Electrical Factors Holdings are holding steady.
Tony Wilkinson’s discount Wilkinson Hardware stores has increased its turnover and maintained profitability despite tough times on the High Street.
Tony Gallagher, through Gallagher Estates and Gallagher Developments, has spent more than three decades accumulating land and property assets.
Assets at Kingswinford-based London and Cambridge Properties rose sharply to close on £541.5m in 2010-11, an increase of more than £40 million on the previous year, which was itself £80 million up on the year before that.