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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.


Global turmoil bites in 2016 Birmingham Post Rich List

Exporters hit in the pocket while property magnates cash in as we reveal the annual countdown of the region's highest earners

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Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: The Midlands' wealthiest top 50

Photo gallery and this year's Birmingham Post Rich List

Lord Bamford has been with JCB for more than 50 years

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.1 - Lord Bamford & family

Lord Bamford’s JCB – one of the world’s most famous companies – celebrated 70 years in business in October

Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.2 - Lord Paul of Marylebone & family

16 companies from Lord Paul's Black Country-based steel and engineering empire, the Caparo Group, went into administration last autumn

Jacques Gaston Murray

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.3 - Jacques Gaston Murray & family

Andrew Sykes is largely owned by the oldest entrant in our Rich List, 96 year-old Jacques Gaston Murray

John Bloor

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.4 - John Bloor

The upturn in the housing market, escalating prices and ultra-low interest rates have propelled John Bloor into the exclusive billionaires' club

Randy Lerner

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.5 - Randy Lerner

Randy Lerner is still the owner of Aston Villa despite announcing in May 2014 that the club was up for sale

Ranjit Boparan Singh

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.6 - Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan Singh

Things seem to be on the up at Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan Singh's 2 Sisters Food Group, with a big reduction in losses and renewed investment in the company’s operations

Steve Morgan

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.7 - Steve Morgan

This could be Steve Morgan's Rich List swansong as he prepares to dispose of his major West Midlands investment in Wolves

Sir Peter Rigby

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.8= - Sir Peter Rigby

Profits are on the rise at Sir Peter Rigby's Rigby Group with the company seeing success and investment across its six core sectors

Tony Gallagher

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.8= - Tony Gallagher & family

Tony Gallagher continues to benefit from increases in the value of land banks as the property market gains ground

Kevin Cash

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.10 - Kevin Cash & family

Kevin Cash is one of the most influential figures in the London property market

Roy Richardson

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.11 - Roy Richardson & family

The Richardson family is probably best known for the Merry Hill Shopping Centre in Brierley Hill, but the company’s reach goes far wider than that with projects and joint ventures across Europe and North America

Lord Edmiston

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.12 - Lord Edmiston

Lord Bob Edmiston has announced that he is to quit the House of Lords to spend more time on his charity work

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Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.13 - Caspar MacDonald-Hall

Caspar MacDonald Hall's Kingswinford-based London & Cambridge Properties is investing £1.5 million into refurbishing its own headquarters, placing the work with local companies

CEF Holdings

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.14 - The Mackie Family

Established in 1951 with one outlet, the Mackie family’s City Electrical Factors Holdings now has customers around the world

Sir Paul Ruddock

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.15= - Sir Paul Ruddock

Since his retirement financier Sir Paul Ruddock has devoted himself to the arts

Kevin Threlfall

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.15= - Kevin Threlfall

For 30 years Kevin Threlfall built up his retail empire after starting out with a cigarette kiosk on Wolverhampton Market in the 70s

Paul Newey

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.17 - Paul Newey

Luck has been something which has followed Paul Newey since he lost his job back in 1991 when his employer went bust

Richard Harpin

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.18 - Richard Harpin

Richard Harpin's HomeServe reported a £20 million rise in revenue for the six months to September as it continued to build up its overseas business

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