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The wealthiest people in the East Midlands according to The Sunday Times Rich List

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The richest people in the East Midlands are all men, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.

Published online today at thesundaytimes.co.uk/richlist and in the print edition of the newspaper on Sunday (May 22), the 68-page special reveals the wealth of the 250 richest people and families.

Money. Stock image
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Topping the East Midlands is Mike Ashley, 57, the former owner of Newcastle United who sold the football club in October for £305 million. He has seen his personal fortune rise by £277m in the past year. Now worth £2.995 billion making him the 59th wealthiest person in the UK, Ashley owns 58.44 per cent of Frasers Group.

Second in the list is Derbyshire-born John Bloor, 78, added £804 million to his wealth in the past year thanks to the success of his £2 billion housebuilding and Triumph motorcycle businesses. Worth £2.079 billion, Bloor is the 85th richest person in the UK.

Sir Will Adderley and his family, who live in Rutland, are third in the regional list with an estimated fortune of £1.78bn, down £9m on the previous year. Sir Will is the deputy chairman of home furnishings company Dunelm.

Nottinghamshire’s Tony Langley, 67, has added £506 million to his wealth with the success of his engineering operation Langley Holdings. He is now the fourth billionaire in the East Midlands. worth £1.34 billion.

Leicester-born gypsy Alfie Best, 52, is a newcomer in the East Midlands Rich List, with a £700 million family fortune. Best founded Essex-based Wyldecrest Parks in 2001. It is now Europe’s largest park home operator.

There are 177 billionaires in the UK recorded this year in The Times' 34th annual edition, up six from 2021, a year-on-year increase that is also a record. The combined wealth of the UK billionaires is £653.122 billion, up £55.853 billion, or 9.4 per cent, on the total wealth of the billionaires in last year’s Rich List.

The full list for the East Midlands is:

1. Mike Ashley; Sports equipment and fashion; £2.995bn

2. John Bloor; Construction and motorcycles - Triumph; £2.079bn

3. Sir Will Adderley and family; Home furnishings - Dunelm; £1.78bn

4. Tony Langley; Engineering; £1.35bn

5. The Duke of Devonshire; Land and art; £900m

6. The Kirkland family; Construction; £803m

7. Freddie Linnett and the Murphy family; Property; £744m

8. Alfie Best and family; Property and caravan parks; £700m

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