Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Chester is one of the properties belong to the Grovesnor Group, whose owners are the second richest individuals in the North West. Credit: PNW

Sunday Times Rich List released: where did the heads of Grosvenor and Peel land?

Neither John Whittaker nor Hugh Grosvenor topped the list for the North West – that honour went to a Preston-born hedge fund manager.

Michael Platt is the North West’s richest person, according to The Sunday Times Rich List, which was published on 20 May. He is valued at £10bn.

Duke of Westminster Hugh Grosvenor and his family are the second richest in the region and the 13th in the country. The Grosvenor family is worth £9.726bn according to the report, which said the family’s value had decreased by £328m over the past year.

Blackburn brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa, founders of Euro Garages and majority shareholders in Asda, are the fifth richest in the region. Reportedly worth £4.73bn, they are also the 39th richest in the country.

John Whittaker is the eighth richest man in the North West, according to the Sunday Times. Credit: via Peel Group

Peel Group owners John Whittaker and his family were ranked eighth richest in the region, with their fortune increase £200m to make them worth £1.6bn, according to The Sunday Times. Whittaker is ranked as the 112th richest in the country overall, up eight places from the year before.

Henry Moser, the owner of Cheadle-based mortgage lender Together, and his family are worth £1.565bn and followed just below Whittaker in the North West rankings. Moser grew his value by £463m and jumped from 156th richest in the country in 2021 to the 116th spot.

Gambling titans Fred and Peter Done rounded out the top ten richest list for the North West, and are allegedly worth £1.476bn. Fred Done is also the co-founder of the development company Salboy.

The top ten richest in the North West, alongside the regional community they grew up in:

  1. Preston’s Michael Platt, co-founder of BlueCrest Capital Management – worth £10bn
  2. Cheshire’s The Duke of Westminster and the Grosvenor family, owner of Grosvenor Group – worth £9.726bn
  3. Oldham’s Sir Jim Ratcliffe, chief executive of Ineos – worth £6.075bn
  4. Liverpool’s Tom Morris, founder of Home Bargains, and family – worth £5.127bn
  5. Blackburn’s Mohsin and Zuber Issa, founders of Euro Garages – worth £4.73bn
  6. Sale’s Simon, Bobby and Robin Arora, owners of B&M – worth £2.543bn
  7. Southport’s John Gore, theatre producer – worth £1.681bn
  8. Bury’s John Whittaker and family, Peel Group chairman – worth £1.6bn
  9. Bury’s Henry Moser and family, founder of Together Financial Services – worth £1.565bn
  10. Ordsall’s Fred and Peter Done, owners of Betfred – worth £1.476bn

See the full list on The Times website.

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vulgar amounts of money and they probably push to make increasing profits year on year whilst the poor get very much poorer

By Leveller

There is an eye opening article done by Money Guru, which claims the North West is the birthplace of more super rich than any other region, including London, by some considerable margin. Lancashire is the most successful county for self made people with 8 percent of the whole total, with Manchester just behind on 7 percent. The North West in total has produced 22 per cent of Britain’s self made people.

By Elephant

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