Peterborough family named in Sunday Times Rich List 2016

Sir Philip Naylor Leyland
Sir Philip Naylor Leyland
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A Peterborough family has made this year’s Sunday Times Rich List 2016.

Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland sits at number 14 in the East Anglian Rich List but only at number 598 in the national rich list with an estate worth a mere £175 million!

The Sunday Times East Anglia Rich List 2015

The Sunday Times East Anglia Rich List 2015

With his family residence of Milton Hall in Peterborough, he has been Master of the Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt since 1987.

He has served as President of the National Coursing Club since 1988. He served as Chairman of the Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show Society from 1989 to 1995, and has served as its Chairman since 1995.

Kirsten and Jorn Rausing remain top of the East Anglian Rich List with a fortune that remains at £8.7bn, putting them eighth nationally.

They have horse racing interests – Kirsten owns two Suffolk stud farms, including Lanwades, plus the Staffordstown Stud in Ireland.

But their fortune derives from the Switzerland-based packaging group Tetra Laval, which saw sales rise to £10.4bn in 2014.

Siblings Kirsten, 63, and Jorn, 56, are leading shareholders in the business, formed out of the merger of Alfa Laval and Tetra Pak. Their late father Gad built up Tetra Pak with his brother Hans in Sweden in the 1950s and 1960s.

London-based Jorn invested £26.5m in Ocado, the online retailer, a stake which is now worth £185m.

Other notable people in the list include estate agent Jon Hunt, worth £1.25bn this year, a rise of £64m.

Born in Colchester, Hunt sold his Foxtons estate agency chain for £375m at the height of the property boom.

Proceeds from that and a valuable commercial property portfolio propel him into the upper reaches of the Rich List. He is also branching out into the luxury serviced-office business with Dryland.

He recently won planning permission for a five-storey basement addition to his Kensington Palace Gardens property, in London. It will house his car collection and a tennis court.

Alfie Best is the highest new entry in the region, ranking 16th, with a fortune of £160m. A Romany, born at the side of a road in Leicester, Best has gone on to make his fortune from caravans.

He owns 44 caravans parks and his Essex-based Wyldecrest business has added 14 sites in the past year alone with acquisitions continuing. Not bad for someone who left school at 12 with poor reading and writing skills.