Here are the richest people in Yorkshire according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2022

Tony Murray and his family topped the Yorkshire Rich List this year for 2022 being valued at £2.53bn, a £230m increase on last year.

French-born Tony Murray chairs London Security plc, the fire protection business based in Elland, West Yorkshire. Now aged 102, he is the oldest person among the 250 entrants in the 2022 UK Rich List.

Andy Currie director of the chemicals and energy giant Ineos and both Cambridge university graduates, also feature among the seven billionaires in the north’s Rich List. Currie, 66, who hails from Doncaster, is now worth £2.118 billion.

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Meanwhile the Healey brothers, who own kitchen giant Wren, saw their wealth decline by £77m to £1.35bn.

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty have also made the list for the first time, with their joint £730m fortune, which is driven Ms Murty’s £690 million stake in Infosys.

Last month, it was revealed that Ms Murty had non-dom status, which typically applies to someone who was born overseas and spends much of their time in the UK but still considers another country to be their permanent residence or “domicile”.

It has been estimated Ms Murty’s non-dom status could have saved her £20 million in taxes on dividends from her shares in Infosys, an Indian IT company founded by her father.

She later agreed to pay UK taxes on her worldwide income.

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DFS owner Lord Kirkham and his family saw no change in their overall wealth which stands at £1.14bn.

William Morrison and Eleanor Kernighan and family, obviously linked to Morrisons supermarkets, saw their wealth increase by £286m to £927m.

And Paul Sykes, property investor who helped build Sheffield's Meadowhall alongside the Healey brothers, increased his wealth by £5m to £775m.

It comes after the Chancellor and his wife’s finances have come under intense scrutiny in recent months.

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The 68-page special edition of The Sunday Times Magazine reveals the wealth of the 250 richest people and families in Britain in its 34th annual edition. There are 177 billionaires in the UK recorded this year, up 6 from 2021, a year-on-year increase that is also a record. The combined wealth of the UK billionaires is £653.122 billion, up £55.853 billion, or 9.4 per cent, on the total wealth of the billionaires in last year’s Rich List.

The 2022 Sunday Times Rich List charts the wealth of the 250 richest people in the UK. The list is based on identifiable wealth, including land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies. It excludes bank accounts, to which the paper has no access.

The Magazine includes several interviews and features, focused on some of the leading players and personalities among the richest 250, as well as a full ranking by order of wealth. The Young Rich List details the 100 individuals with the biggest fortunes aged 30 or under, and the Magazine also includes the top 40 music millionaires.

The Sunday Times Rich List is compiled by Robert Watts. The complete list will be available to the paper’s digital subscribers and will be online at

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