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Birmingham Post 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. It uses 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.


Top 50 most wealthy in Midlands are almost £8 billion better off than last year

There is an interesting reason why the combined wealth of this year's most wealthy in the Midlands is almost £8 billion higher than 2016

Guo Guangchang, the new owner of Wolves

The Rich List 2017 reflects much investment from the Chinese

Chinese investment in the West Midlands brings a new focus to this year's Birmingham Post Rich List - which is £8 billion more wealthy than 2016 

Birmingham Post Rich List 2017: see the 50 richest people in the Midlands

See who made the 2017 Rich List with eight new entries and an overall wealth that has increased by almost £8 billion

The British Union Flag and the European Flag

Rich List 2017 sponsors UBS advise investors of Key considerations for year ahead

Johnny McGrath from UBS Wealth Management takes an in-depth look at what investors might expect over the following 12 months

Phillip Wood, head of the Midlands region for UBS Wealth Management

Rich List 2017 sponsors UBS reveal how Business positivity will help deal with changing world

Phillip Wood, from UBS Wealth Management in the Midlands, looks ahead to an uncertain 2017 and what it could mean for investors

Birmingham Post Rich List 2017 now online

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Guo Guangchang the chairman of Fosun International Limited and owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers with Jeff Shi of Fosun International Limited and Wolverhampton Wanderers

Rich List 2017: No.1 - Guo Guangchang

The new owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers has topped the list on his debut entry - and has plans to get the club back in the top flight of football

Lord Bamford

Rich List 2017: No.2 - Lord Bamford and family

The pro-Brexit JCB boss is confident about opening new markets after missing out on this year's top ranking in the Birmingham Post Rich List

Guochuan Lai - picture courtesy of West Bromwich Albion

Rich List 2017: No.3 - Guochuan Lai

The new owner of West Bromwich Albion is the second Chinese businessman to make the list and pledges solid support to the football club

John Bloor

Rich List 2017: No.4 - John Bloor

The fortunes of Bloor Holdings fortunes have been boosted by Triumph Motorcycles to retain John Bloor's number four ranking on the list

Jacques Gaston Murray

Rich List 2017: No.5 - Jacques Gaston Murray and family

Mr Murray, aged 97, is easily the oldest person on this year's Rich List and shows little sign of slowing down, despite dropping two places from 2016

Dr Tony Xia, Chairman of Aston Villa.

Rich List 2017: No.6 - Dr Tony Xia

The new owner of Aston Villa is our third Chinese new entrant and sees the club once more featured in the Rich List after Randy Lerner's departure last year

Ranjit Boparan Singh

Rich List 2017: No.7 - Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan Singh

Husband and wife team acquire more household names for their 2 Sister Food Group, dropping just one place from last year while their fortune remains the same

Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone

Rich List 2017: No.8 - Lord Paul of Marylebone and family

Caparo Group founder Lord Paul remains in the Rich List top 10, despite the family's fortunes dropping from £1.2 billion to £800 million

Lord Edmiston

Rich List 2017: No.9 - Lord Edmiston

Christian property and automotive entrepreneur Lord Edmiston wants to spend more time on charity work as his fortunes continue to grow

Tony Gallagher

Rich List 2017: No.10 - Tony Gallagher

Construction giant Tony Gallagher continues to benefit from increases in land banks, despite his fortunes dipping by £50 million from 2016

Arcadian, in China Town, Birmingham

Rich List 2017: No.=11 - Caspar MacDonald-Hall

Property developer Caspar MacDonald Hall, chair of London & Cambridge which owns The Arcadian, has jumped up two places in the Rich List from 2016

Sir Peter Rigby

Rich List 2017: No.=11 - Sir Peter Rigby

Chairman and Chief Executive of Rigby Group, which owns Coventry Airport, has see his fortunes remain constant at £850 million, despite dropping three places in the 2017 Rich List

Kevin Cash

Rich List 2017: No.13 - Kevin Cash and family

London property market millionaire Kevin Cash has seen his fortune remain constant at £500 million while dropping three places in the Rich List

Roy Richardson

Rich List 2017: No.14 - Roy Richardson and family

Owners of Merry Hill Shopping Centre have seen their fortune remain constant at £480 million despite dropping three places in the Rich List

In This Week's Paper


Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor