Yorkshire’s wealthiest revealed in Sunday Times Rich List 2019

This year’s Sunday Times Rich List, detailing the richest people in Yorkshire, includes a number of business figures who have made their fortunes in varying sectors.

Philip Meeson, founder of Jet2.com owners the Dart Group, saw his fortunes rise £94m – the second biggest increase on the list after number one spot’s Robert Miller and Princess Marie-Chantal, who saw their fortune rise by £200m. Billionaire Miller was the founder of Duty Free Shops.

Other major business figures that made the list include Steve Parkin, owner of Clipper Logistics, who saw his fortunes rise by £20m. The former miner turned lorry driver founded the logistics firm in 1992, it subsequently floated on the London Stock Exchange, and now has a turnover of £400m.

Supermarket stalwart Sir Ken Morrison passed away in 2017, leaving much of his fortune to son William Morrison and daughter Eleanor Kernighan, making them new to the list this year.

Dean Hoyle saw his fortunes decline by £7m in the only dip in this year’s list. He announced earlier this month that he had sold his stake in Huddersfield Town football club to fellow fan Phil Hodgkinson. He and his wife founded the Card Factory, according to the Sunday Times.

Hull City owners the Allam family fell off the list last year and have not made a comeback.

2019 Sunday Times Rich List – Yorkshire

1. Robert Miller and Princess Marie-Chantal and family, £2.2bn (up £200m)
2 Eddie and Malcolm Healey, £1.648bn (up £48m)
3 Tony Murray and family, £1.24bn (up £15m)
4 Lord Kirkham and family, £1.15bn (no change)
5 Paul Sykes, £770m, (no change)
6 William Morrison and Eleanor Kernighan and family £700m (new)
7 Richard Harpin, £531m (up £73m)
8 Philip Meeson, £497m (up £94m)
9 Terry Bramall and family, £425m (no change)
10= Roderick Evans and family, £400m (no change)
10= Jack Tordoff and family, £400m (up £5m)
12 Peter Wilkinson, £390m (no change)
13 Steve Parkin, £370m (up £20m)
14 John Guthrie and family, £310m (up £24m)
15 Alan Lewis, £294m (up £8m)
16= David Hood, £283m (up £1m)
16= Dean and Janet Hoyle, £283m (down £7m)
18 Doug Gregory, £270m (up £10m)
19 Sir Malcolm Walker and family, £265m (no change)
20 The Shepherd family , £262m (up £24m)