Original article from Kent Live
The Sunday Times Rich List makes for fascinating reading and reveals the wealthiest people among us in Kent.
Some of the names that appear however are more well-known than others.
Chelsea Football Club's owner features at 12th in the list, sitting on a £10.156bn fortune from his business interests in oil and industry.
Sir Elton John is also among Britain's richest, with his £360m music empire putting him at 363rd in the rankings.
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The Queen's position on the list always stirs popular interest ever since she was ranked the wealthiest person Britain in the first year of the Rich List in 1989.
However, throughout the decades her wealth has been eclipsed by hundreds of millionaires and billionaires, with their fortunes coming from a range of sources such as technology, finance and pharmaceuticals.
She now sits at 372nd with a fortune of £350m, dropping from her ranking of 356th in 2019.
The richest person in Britain is Sir James Dyson, who has climbed to first place from his ranking of 5th in 2019.
The vacuum cleaner mogul has amassed a portfolio of £16.2bn, £3.6bn more than in the previous year.
The Rich List features the 1,000 wealthiest people or families who live in the UK, ranked by net wealth. Updated every April since 1989, it can include non British citizens who primarily live or work here. Wealth is estimated by the editors of the list, based on values in January.
They say: "We measure identifiable wealth, whether land, property, racehorses, art or significant shares in publicly quoted companies. We exclude bank accounts to which we have no access. We try to give due consideration to liabilities."
Read on to find out who in Kent made the list in 2020.
2020 Ranking: 481
2019 Ranking: 478
Net worth: £270m
The Dartford-born Rolling Stones' guitarist has earned his fortune through a long career in music.
Despite spending most of his time in the United States, he still owns a mansion in West Wittering, in Sussex.
This was the site of the infamous Redlands drug bust of 1967 where Keith Richards, along with Mick Jagger were arrested.
Sir Mick Jagger
2020 Ranking: 458
2019 Ranking: 460
Net worth: £285m
Similar to Keith Richards, Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger also made his fortune through music.
In recent years the Dartford-born rock sensation has also got involved in film, playing a key role The Burnt Orange Heresy in 2019.
Sir Peter Ogden
2020 Ranking: 308
2019 Ranking: 347
Net worth: £435m
Ogden's MotorSport Vision owns and operates the Brands Hatch racetrack in West Kingsdown.
MSV also run Donington Park, Oulton Park and Snetterton racetracks.
2020 Ranking: 300
2019 Ranking: 298
Net worth: £445m
The entertainment mogul who created Pop Idol is number 300 on the list.
With a wealth of £445m, he owned a third of Beckham Brand Holdings, which operates Victoria’s fashion businesses, as well as David’s commercial deals. Despite his huge wealth, he’s down £10m from last year.
2020 Ranking: 296
2019 Ranking: 283
Net worth: £450m
Peter Jones will be familiar to many people for his role as a dragon in popular BBC programme Dragons' Den.
His Enterprise Academy launched at Folkestone College in October last year to encourage young people to follow in his footsteps of business.
The 53-year-old believes high streets still have a future and proved this with his purchase of Jessops for just under £2m in 2013.
David, Jacqueline and Vanessa Gold
2020 Ranking: 286
2019 Ranking: 287
Net worth: £460m
While David Gold may be best known for his 35 per cent share of West Ham United football club, the family also control lingerie and adult retailer Ann Summers.
The company is run by the 83-year-old's two daughters Jacqueline and Vanessa.
Jacqueline, 59, born in Bromley, grew up with her sister Vanessa, 52, in Biggin Hill.
Mark Fenwick and Family
2020 Ranking: 231
2019 Ranking: 201
Net worth: £606m
Everyone in Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury will recognise the Fenwick brand.
Fenwick is a family business and has been since 1882.
While it originated in Newcastle, it has been popular in the county too.
They were early birds in the department store business in the UK, and with £700 million to show for it that was clearly a good trend to jump on.
It's been a bumpy ride in recent years though, and they have lost £30m in the past year as online retail muscles its way into the market.
Sir Roger and Peter De Haan
2020 Ranking: 163
2019 Ranking: 165
Net worth: £876m
The De Haan brothers sold their company Saga, which specialised in holidays for over 50s, in 2004 for £1.35bn and have since become well known in Kent for investing in their home town of Folkestone.
Roger, 71, is listed as spending £18m on sport projects and £42m on arts and creative industries in Folkestone.
His brother Peter, 68 runs a wine business and a property company.
Peter Harris and family
2020 Ranking: 152
2019 Ranking: 154
Net worth: £932m
Peter Harris' Bourne Leisure company owns Butlin's, Haven holiday parks and Warner Leisure Hotels.
The now 85-year-old got into the holiday industry through the purchase of the the Alberta caravan park in Whitstable.
The Harris family have a 42.9 per cent stake in Bourne which is valued at £600m.
Their wealth has grown by a considerable £165m in the past year.
Adam Fleming family
2020 Ranking: 94
2019 Ranking: 99
Net worth: £1.525bn
Stonehage Fleming is a multinational wealth management company, born out of the merger between Fleming Family & Partners and Stonehage.
The finance business has made the Fleming family very wealthy, with a combined total of £1.5 billion, putting them at 99 on the list.
Kent residents may recognise Matthew Fleming, 56, for captaining Kent's cricket team and representing England. He also served as Presidnet
Adam Fleming, 72, is deputy chairman of Stonehage Fleming.