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Barclay brothers top UK publishing rich list
Sir David Rowat Barclay and Sir Frederick Hugh Barclay (both born on 27 October 1934) are British businessmen. The identical twin brothers have very substantial business interests primarily in media, retail and property
Owners of The Telegraph Group, the Barclay twins have topped a publishing “rich list” with their £2,250m fortune.
According to The Sunday Times Rich List 2012, the 77-year-old brothers are Britain’s richest newspaper proprietors, and also own the Ritz hotel in London, and the Littlewoods mail order business.
Number two in the list is Richard Desmond, owner of Express Newspapers and founder of Northern & Shell, which publishes various celebrity magazines such as OK! and New!, as well as national newspapers such as the Daily Star and Daily Express.
London-based Cristina Stenbeck, is the wealthiest woman among Britain’s richest publishers, with a £369m fortune.
After the sudden death of her father in 2002, Stenbeck became steward of the family’s interests at the Swedish-based Investment AB Kinnevik media and telecoms group, best known for its stable of Metro free newspapers, not including the UK Metro.
WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell, is Britain’s wealthiest advertiser, with a fortune of £174m as a result of his global marketing services group.
Elsewhere, Neil Hutchinson, who founded the London-based online advertising business TrafficBroker, has seen his fortune more than double in the past year from £59m to £123m.