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The Birmingham Post Rich List is focused on the area covered by three LEPs covering the West Midlands

Rich List 2015: Manufacturing leads the way in Midlands wealth

The combined fortunes of the 50 names on the 2015 Birmingham Post Rich List add to up to more than £17.4bn - and the top three are all manufacturers

Rich List 2015: The Midlands' wealthiest top 50

Photo gallery and this year's Birmingham Post Rich List

Rich List 2015: No.1 - Anthony Bamford & family

Lord Bamford
Baron Bamford has spent more than 50 years at JCB, and 2015 marks his 40th year as chairman.

Rich List 2015: Lack of women leaves wealthy club all the poorer

Sharon Osbourne is at No.28 on the 2015 Post Rich List with husband Ozzy
There are no independently-wealthy females on the 2015 Birmingham Post Rich List – an “unacceptable” position according to business and community leaders.

Remembering Felix Dennis - a maverick publisher with an insatiable appetite for life

Felix Dennis
Felix Dennis died in June 2014, aged 67. His company Dennis Publishing is one of the world’s leading independently owned media firms.


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Birmingham Post Rich List 2015 lunch held at the Hyatt Hotel on Birmingham's Broad Street.

Birmingham Post Rich List lunch

Business people got the opportunity to grill Ian Strachan, the compiler of the Birmingham Post Rich List, at the launch at the Hyatt Regency.

Sharon Osbourne is at No.28 on the 2015 Post Rich List with husband Ozzy

Rich List 2015: Lack of women leaves wealthy club all the poorer

There are no independently-wealthy females on the 2015 Birmingham Post Rich List – an “unacceptable” position according to business and community leaders.

Lord Bamford

Rich List 2015: No.1 - Anthony Bamford & family

Baron Bamford has spent more than 50 years at JCB, and 2015 marks his 40th year as chairman.

Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone

Rich List 2015: No.2 - Lord Paul of Marylebone & family

Lord Paul of Marylebone is a strict vegetarian who lives by simple Hindu principles and encourages his employees to show integrity and respect.

Jacques Gaston Murray

Rich List 2015: No.3 - Jacques Gaston Murray & family

When France surrendered to Germany, Jacques Gaston Murray made his way to England where he joined the RAF, flying 38 missions as a navigator.

Randy Lerner

Rich List 2015: No.4 - Randy Lerner

Randy Lerner, despite wishing to sell Aston Villa, continues to put his hand in his pocket for the club.

Ranjit Boparan Singh

Rich List 2015: No.5 - Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan Singh

The 2 Sisters business was founded in 1993 and remains a private company, with husband and wife team Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan Singh the sole shareholders.

John Bloor

Rich List 2015: No.6 - John Bloor

John Bloor has poured more than £80 million into rebuilding the 100-year-old brand of Triumph motorcycles.

Steve Morgan

Rich List 2015: No.7 - Steve Morgan

Steve Morgan has vowed to stand by Wolves despite its losses and development goes on at Molineux, with a £7 million full-size indoor academy arena recently opened.

Sir Peter Rigby

Rich List 2015: No.8 - Sir Peter Rigby

Sir Peter Rigby was knighted in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours for his contribution to information technology and business.

Kevin Cash

Rich List 2015: No.9= - Kevin Cash & family

Kevin Cash lives in the imposing Jacobean North Aston Hall near Bicester in Oxfordshire on a £16million estate and also has a house in Regent's Park

Roy Richardson

Rich List 2015: No.9= - Roy Richardson & family

Despite expansion across the world, the Richardson twins will be best remembered for the Merry Hill Shopping Centre.

Tony Gallagher

Rich List 2015: No.11 - Tony Gallagher & family

Tony Gallagher has spent more than three decades accumulating land and property assets ranging from retail parks, housing plots and industrial sites.

CEF Holdings

Rich List 2015: No.12= - The Mackie Family

Thomas Mackie died in January 2012, aged 89, and the company is now run by his grandson, Thomas, aged 26.

Lord Edmiston

Rich List 2015: No.12= - Lord Edmiston

A former finance director at the failed Jensen Motors, Lord Edmiston used his £6,000 redundancy pay to set up International Motors in 1974

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