Tech Rich List 2014

We have as last year produced our Technology take on the latest UK Rich List.  As ever it is our rather wide and subjective definition of Technology which applies. Remarkably little change in the UK

UK Technology Rich List 2014
  Tech          All Name Worth £ million Source
’14 ’13 14 ’13   +/- 
1 (1) 7 (7) David & Simon Reuben 9,000 719 Property, internet
2 (2) 23 (19) Sir Richard Branson & family 3,600 86 Internet, transport, finance +
3 (4) 51 (70) Michael Moritz & Harriet Hayman 1,688 563 Internet
4 (3) 55= (48)= John Caudwell 1,500        - Mobile phones
5 (6) 60 (78) Charles Dunstone 1,496 416 Mobile phones
6 (7) 78= (93)= *Peter Denise & John Coates 1,200 275 Gambling
7 (5) 84= (71) Sir Terry Matthews 1,180 68 Computers
8 (8) 110= (98)= Lord Sugar 900 40 Electrical goods
9 (11) 114 (122)= David Ross 892 182 Mobile phones, property
10 (9) 120 (113) Niklas Zennstrom 842 37 Internet, software
11 (10) 123= (117) Simon Nixon 810 77 Internet
12 (12) 136= (135) Ruth Parasol & Russ DeLeon 740 73 Gambling
13 (19) 138 (193) Peter Cruddas & family 730 253 Finance
14 (17) 143= (173)= Andrey Andreev 700 200 Internet
15 (16) 152= 168 Mo Ibrahim & family 660 140 Mobile phones
16 (15) 170= (158)= Dou Steyn & family 600 50 Insurance
17 New 176 453 Neil Hutchinson 586 New Internet investment
18 (13) 185= (158)= Sir Peter Rigby 550        - Computers, hotels, aviation
19 (14) 197 (158)= Peter Wood 508 (42) Insurance
20 (18) 199= (173)= Kevin Cash 500        - Internet, property
* Added in 2014 (2013 restated)

The one NEW entry is Neil Hutchinson at #17 (he owns uSwitch amongst several other websites).

Overall the top 20, on a like for like basis, have risen by some 12.5% in the year on the total of £25 billion ish. This year we have 7 billionaires vs 6 last year.

Nick Robertson of Asos fame is just outside our top 20 and we hope to welcome him next year.

Candy Crush owner Riccardo Zacconni moved into the top 1,000 overall at #271 and may also join us next year

Pete Cashmore of Mashable also got into the top 1,000 for the first time at # 751

The compiler of the Sunday Times list Philip Beresford can be followed on twitter for some interesting updates and comments

We have already produced our 2014 Global Billionaires list and our previous 2013 and 2012 Tech Rich Lists are also still available.

 

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