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Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

Rich List

The Birmingham Post Rich List is an annual list of the 50 richest people in the Midlands region, compiled by the Birmingham Post. The rich list is compiled from publicly available information on personal wealth, property interests, shareholdings, company valuations, asset valuations, liabilities and other known earnings of people who either live and/or work in the Midlands, or who have major business interests in the region or have spent most of their lives here.

Arti Halai with the Birmingham Post Rich List

Photos: Birmingham Post Rich List 2014 launch event

This year's publication was launched at the Lauren Perrier Champagne Bar at The Cube.

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

A rundown of the top 50 richest people in the Midlands.

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: Property most popular for profits

The rise and rise of the super-rich in the West Midlands continued last year with property being the most popular route to mega-millions.

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: Tightening the focus on our entrepreneurs

Our tighter geographical focus means we are concentrating on the area covered by our three local enterprise partnerships.

Anthony Bamford

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.1 - Lord Bamford and family (£3.3bn)

The highest profit in his firm’s 67 year history, one of its biggest ever single orders and a seat in the House of Lords – not a bad year for the chairman of digger-maker JCB.

Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.2 - Lord Paul of Marylebone and family (£2bn)

The soaring worldwide growth of Lord Paul’s steel and engineering empire, the Caparo Group, has been enough to elevate the family’s worth to the £2 billion pound mark.

Randy Lerner

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.3 - Randy Lerner (£1bn)

Randy Lerner became a popular figure when he put his money where his mouth is to invest in the Premier League club six years ago.

Jacques Gaston Murray

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.4 - Jacques Gaston Murray and family (£850m)

The Andrew Sykes Group, the Wolverhampton-based air conditioning and heating hire firm largely owned by Jacques Gaston Murray, is seeing big increases in revenue.

Ranjit Boparan Singh

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.5 - Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan Singh (£740m)

It's been another busy year for Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan Singh's 2 Sisters Food Group.

Sir Peter Rigby

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.6 - Sir Peter Rigby (£550m)

Healthy profits, growth and diversity resulted in Sir Peter Rigby’s Rigby Group picking up the 2013 Family Business of the Year award in the PwC-sponsored Private Business Awards.

John Bloor

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.7 - John Bloor (£520m)

It's been another good year for John Bloor's Bloor Holdings, thanks to the Government's incentives for house buyers which have boosted Bloor Homes.

Steve Morgan

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.8 - Steve Morgan (£510m)

Steve Morgan's house-building firm Redrow is seeing a big jump in performance.

Felix Dennis

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.=9 - Felix Dennis (£500m)

Felix Dennis' award-winning publishing empire continues to expand and his news magazine, The Week, is growing worldwide.

Kevin Cash

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.=9 - Kevin Cash (£500m)

Birmingham-born Kevin Cash began his business career selling frozen foods. Now he is one of the most influential figures in the London property market.

CEF Holdings

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.11 - The Mackie family (£490m)

Profits at the Mackie family’s City Electrical Factors Holdings have been soaring.

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.=12 - Casper MacDonald-Hall (£450m)

Turnover at Kingswinford-based London & Cambridge Properties increased to £88.2 million in 2012-13, reflecting steady growth in recent years.

Tony Gallagher

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.=12 - Tony Gallagher (£450m)

Tony Gallagher and his Warwick-based company got through the downturn better than many in the construction business and now he is reaping the rewards.

Lord and Lady Edmiston

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.14 - Lord Edmiston (£440m)

Lord Bob Edmiston’s Coleshill-based IM Properties has reported another strong year of profits.

Roy Richardson

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.15 - Roy Richardson and family (£395m)

Richardson’s is part of a development consortium which includes Carillion Developments and Arlington Real Estate.

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.16 - Jonathan Kendrick and family (£330m)

Wolverhampton-based Jonathan Kendrick’s ROK Stars has acquired a stake in a major Bavarian brewery which can trace its roots back 700 years.

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor