The Sunday Times rich list has revealed the wealth of richest people in the South East.
The owners of Waltham Place, pictured, in Berkshire, Nicky Oppenheimer, saw the wealth and that of his family rise increase by £659m in a year thanks to his interest in the diamond trade.
The list was published online today and will be published in print in the Sunday Times this weekend.
The data released for encompasses a wide definition for the South East encompassing London, East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Thames Valley and large swathes of the South Coast.
The richest people overall in the UK this year are Sri and Gopi Hinduja who made their money in industry and finance and whose total wealth is £28.47bn.
The Sunday Times Rich List is a list of the 1,000 wealthiest people or families resident in the UK ranked by net wealth. The list is updated annually and has been published by the newspaper since 1989.
There are 177 billionaires in the UK recorded this year, up six from 2021 which is a new record.
|Rank||Name||Source of Wealth||2022 Wealth||Rise/Fall|
|1||Kirsten and Jorn Rausing||Inheritance and investment||£12bn||Down £1bn|
|2||Marit, Lisbet, Sigrid and Hans Rausing||Inheritance: Tetra Laval||£9.49bn||No change|
|3||Nicky Oppenheimer and family||Diamonds and mining||£6.456bn||Up £659m|
|4||John Grayken||Property and investment||£5.366bn||Down £504m|
|5||Sir Richard Branson and family||Transport, finance and fitness clubs: Virgin||£4.2bn||Up £410m|
|6||Mike Ashley||Sports equipment and fashion||£2.995bn||Up £277m|
|7||Inna Gudavadze||Inheritance||£2.65bn||No change|
|8||Wafic Said||Finance and property||£1.985bn||No change|
|9||Peter Harris and family||Hotels and caravan parks||£1.596bn||Up £62m|
|10||Denis Sverdlov||Electric vehicles: Arrival||£1.397bn||Down £4.776bn|