Yorkshire’s Richest People

Five years ago we commented on the then wealth generated by various people of Yorkshire

  • 1st Eddie and Malcolm Healey. Combined weatlh of £1.5 billion (UK – 42nd) Eddie Healey was the developers of the Meadowhall shopping centre, in Sheffield. He made £420 million by selling his stake in the development in 1999. His brother, Malcolm, 67, built up and later sold the Hygena Kitchens business and has invested in ebuyer, an internet retailer with annual sales of about £250m.
  • 2nd Sir Ken Morrison (UK – 66th) – £1.11 billion. Owner of Morrisons supermarket, developed from market stall founded by father in late Victorian Britain. Sir Ken is now also owner of farms in North Yorkshire and president of Great Yorkshire Show. Retired supermarket supremo remains the second richest man in Yorkshire, according to this year’s Sunday Times Rich List to be published on Sunday.


Other Yorkshire Rich People.

  • Lawrence Tomlinson – motor racing fan. Made wealth from sale of Orchard Care Homes business
  • Hamish Ogston who founded the York-based CPP and is worth £530 million (2008)
  • Jack Tordoff (11th) – £290 million owners of the Bradford-based JCT600 motors group, which operates 48 dealerships across Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and the North-East. Their fortune is measured at , placing them at equal 279th in the UK.
  • David Hood (15th) – £370 millionfounder of Saltaire electronics firm Pace and the Multiflight air charter operation based at Leeds Bradford International Airport.
  • Sir Robert Ogden (20th) £150 million, Former Otley-based construction chief and now a computer entrepreneur, is Yorkshire’s 20th richest man, worth which ranks him at equal 501st in the overall list.
  • Me (4,000,345th) – £279 I own a Reynolds 531 Racing bicycle worth £279.

Overall, the wealth of the top ten in Yorkshire at £7,22 billion.

The annual Sunday Times Rich List is based on identifiable wealth (land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies), and excludes bank accounts (to which the publisher has no access).



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