The Strathclyde Rich List 2015

/, Strathclyde, Uncategorised/The Strathclyde Rich List 2015

The Strathclyde Rich List 2015

A look at the richest people living in, or connected to the Strathclyde area.

Every year the Sunday Times publishes The Rich List, highlighting the UK’s richest 1,000 people.

Strathclyde Business News has highlighted the 31 people based in, or with a strong connection to Glasgow and the surrounding areas.


1. Jim McColl (£1,060m)

The Scottish businessman purchased 29.9% of Clyde Blowers in 1992, transforming the firm into a company worth £1.7bn. McColl’s stake is estimated at just over £1bn.

2. Alastair Salvesen and family (£1,000m)

Alastair Salvesen is a scion of the Salvesen shipping company, taken over by transport group Norbert Dentressangle in 2007. The family owns a 20% stake in Glasgow-based plant hire firm, Aggreko.

3. Sir Arnold Clark and family (£675m)

Owners of Scotland’s biggest car dealer, which last year celebrated its 60th year in business.


4. Sir Tom Hunter (£529m) – Sports Direct, The Hunter Foundation, Social Bite

5. Jim and Fitri Hay (£300m) – JMH Group

6. Lord Haughey and family (£260m) – City Refrigeration

7. Eric Herd and family (£210m) – Farmfoods

8. The Duke of Buccleuch and family (£198m) – Art collector

9. Robin Barr and family (£197m) – AG Barr

10. Duncan Bannatyne (£187m) – Bannatyne Group

11. Alexander and Alan Turner (£185m) – Turner & Co

12. Sir John Mactaggart and family (£160m) – Mactaggart Heritable

13. Colin and Chris Weir (£157m) – EuroMillions winners

14. Bruce Mickel and family (£138m) – Mactaggart & Mickel

15. Douglas Park and family (£132m) – Park’s of Hamilton

16. Hugh Irvine and family (£125m) – Cheesemaker, Seriously Strong cheddar

17. Alan and Ronnie Bartlett (£120m) – Vegetable traders

18. The Marquess of Bute (£117m) – F1 driver, art trader

19. Lennie and Iain McGeoch (£106m) – Founded Mackays Stores

20= Douglas and Iain Anderson (£105m) – GAP Holdings

20= Neil McNicol and family (£105m) – McCurrach

22. Donald Munro and family (£101m) – Munro Group

23. Sandy Bulloch and family (£100m) – Loch Lomond Distillers

24= Stefan King and family (£85m) – G1 Group

24= John and James Pirrie (£85m) – Nevis Group

26= Gordon Bonnyman (£80m) – Charterhouse Capital

26= Robert Wiseman and family (£80m) – Robert Wiseman Dairies

28= Leonard Russell and family (£75m) – Ian Macleod Distillers

28= Boyd Tunnock and family (£75m) – Tunnock’s

30. Calvin Harris (£70m) – DJ

31. Colin Montgomerie (£35m) – Golfer

By |2015-04-29T19:14:44+00:00April 29th, 2015|People News, Strathclyde, Uncategorised|Comments Off on The Strathclyde Rich List 2015

About the Author: