Property billionaire Eddie Healey – who made his fortune from deals including the £420 million sale of Meadowhall – again tops an annual list of the richest people in Yorkshire.
Together with his brother Malcolm, Eddie, now 76, is worth £1.3 billion – but that’s down £200m on last year.
Paul Sykes, who also made millions from the sale of Meadowhall, comes sixth on The Sunday Times Rich List. With personal wealth of £650m, he is currently using some of his money to underwrite UKIP’s advertising campaign for next week’s European elections.
Doncaster-born Lord Kirkham is second on the list, worth £1.15bn after the proceeds from the sale of his DFS furniture empire.
And in seventh place is Terry Bramall and family with £425m. However, Bramall ranks third nationally in this year’s Sunday Times Giving List after giving £107.4m to charity since he sold the Doncaster-based Keepmoat construction group in 2007.
Car sales entrepreneur Tony Bramall, 73, who joined his father’s Sheffield dealership in 1963, is 18th in the regional rankings with £209m.
The 26th annual Sunday Times Rich List is published this Sunday in a special 116-page issue of The Sunday Times Magazine. The list is based on identifiable wealth, including land, property, art and racehorses, but excludes bank accounts to which the paper has no access.