Jamie Oliver scrapes into Sunday Times Rich List with £65m fortune

26 April 2010 by
Jamie Oliver scrapes into Sunday Times Rich List with £65m fortune

Jamie Oliver's personal fortune has grown from an estimated £40m a year ago to £65m.

The chef and restaurateur just squeaked into the Sunday Times' Rich List, which attempts to calculate the fortunes of the 1,000 richest people in the UK, at 967th position.

But it was hoteliers like Sir Rocco Forte and family (£285m) and Radisson Edwardian Hotels founder Jasminder Singh (£330m) who dominated the standings in the hospitality sector.

The Sunday Times Rich List 2010 includes:

5: David and Simon Reuben: £5.5bn
Investors in Spirit Pub Group and Travelodge Hotels

17: Joe Lewis: £2.7bn
Investor in Mitchells & Butler

103: Richard Caring, Caprice Holdings: £600m
Own restaurants including The Ivy, Le Caprice and J Sheekey.

115: Derrick Smith: £550m
Investor in M&B

168: Clarke family, pub property in Jersey, worth £400m

190: Marlon Abela: £350m
Chairman and chief executive of Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation (Marc)

204: Jasminder Singh: £330m
Owner and founder of Radisson Edwardian Hotels

244: Andrew Davis: £292m
Owner of Von Essen Hotels

247: Sir Rocco Forte and family: £285m
Owner of the Rocco Forte Collection

279: Surinder Arora: £234m
Hotel franchisee. Hotels include Sofitel London Gatwick

308: Firoz Kassam: £201m

354: Ranjit Boparan: £180m
Owner of Harry Ramsden's

371: David Coffer: £175m
Chairman, The Coffer Group

405: Michael Herbert: £160m
Owner of Europe's largest KFC franchise

405: Tim and Kit Kemp: £160m
Owners of Firmdale Hotels

428: Tim Martin: £152m
Founder of JD Wetherspoon

596: Adam and Samuel Kaye £110m
Owners of oriental restaurant chain Dim T, former owners and founders of Ask and Zizzi brands

710: Sir Terence Conran: £93m

808: Julian Metcalfe:£90m
Founder of Pret a Manger and Itsu

789: Peter Salussolia: £84m
Chairman of Glendola Leisure and owner of Hotel Management International

909: Wing Yip: £72m
Owner of Chinese supermarket chain and restaurants

967: Jamie Oliver: £65m
Chef and restaurateur

Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and Robyn Jones top vocational rich list >>

Ramsay drops out of Rich List as Oliver leads the field >>

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By Neil Gerrard

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