UK Top Rich List

I read an interesting statistic of the Top 25 UK rich people according to which most of them(around 13) are engineers or people with similar professions :

John Caudwell £1.6bn Engineer, Stoke-on-Trent. Founded Phones 4u
Laurence Graff £1.5bn Jeweller. Has shops across Europe and America
Sir James Dyson £1.08bn Designer. Inventor of bagless vacuum cleaner
Sir Terry Matthews £1.01bn Engineer. Telecoms industry billionaire
Trevor Hemmings £980m Builder. Littlewoods Pools and Blackpool Tower owner
Jim McColl £435m Founder, Jim McColl Associates, civil and structural engineers
Stewart Milne £294m Electrician. His group is one of UK’s top homebuilders
Peter Dawson £225m Engineer, Milton Keynes
Sir David McMurtry £225m Engineer. Chairman and chief executive of Renishaw
Jack Tordoff £210m Motor mechanic Bradford, Yorkshire

John Frieda £190m Hairdresser. Owns global haircare company
Kevin Linfoot £145m Carpenter. Formed K W Linfoot, a property company
Eric Clapton £140m Art. Guitarist, singer and songwriter
Mike Clare £120m Business studies. Founder, managing director of Dreams plc
Robbie Cowling £105m Mechanic. Founded recruitment company Jobserve
Dame Anita Roddick £102m Teacher. Founder of The Body Shop chain
Rodger Dudding £100m Naval engineer. Ticket and queue systems
Kevin McDonald £82m Plumber, plastic piping, founder of Polypipe
Gordon Ramsay £50m Chef. Master chef and TV personality
Billy Lowe £28m Printer. Chairman and chief executive of Saltaire Taverns
James Milne £25m Agricultural Engineer, Aberdeen
Billy Connolly £20m Welder. TV star and international entertainer
Sir Alex Ferguson £20m Welder. One of Europe’s top football managers
Sam Russell £20m Engineer Kirkcaldy, Fife
Charan Gill £16m Shipbuilder Glasgow

Here is the link to the full article.


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