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Mixed fortunes for Jersey's super-rich

Mixed fortunes for Jersey's super-rich

Sunday 07 May 2017

Mixed fortunes for Jersey's super-rich

More than 20 Channel Islanders – around half of whom live in Jersey - make it onto this year’s Sunday Times Rich List.

The annual list, which was officially published today, shows mixed fortunes for Jersey’s super-rich.

Businessman, Sir Philip Green - who is chairman of the Arcadia Group, which used to include BHS - and his wife, have seen their fortune drop by almost £433m. They’re now estimated to be worth £2.787bn.

But, founder Simon Nixon (pictured), who recently moved to the Island, has seen his wealth increase by £150m to £1.176bn.

And for property owners, the Clarke family, and mining and oil executive, Tony Buckingham, it’s been a year of ‘steady as she goes’. They’re estimated to be worth £500m and £425m respectively.

The full list of the top 20 richest people in the Channel Islands is as follows;

  1. Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay (Brecqhou) £7.2bn - Up £200m

  2. Sir Philip and Lady Green (Jersey) £2.787bn - Down £433m

  3. Douglas and Dame Mary Perkins & family (Gsy) £1.6bn - Up £50m

  4. Steve Lansdown (Guernsey) £1.48bn - Up £80m

  5. Simon Nixon (Jersey) £1.176bn - Up £150m

  6. Douw Steyn and family (Guernsey) £850m - Up £150m

  7. The Clarke family (Jersey) £500m - No change

  8. Tony Buckingham (Jersey) £425m - No change

  9. Graham Tuckwell (Jersey) £347m - Up £74m

  10. Ray O'Rourke and family (Jersey) £306m - Down £24m

  11. Guy and Julia Hands (Guernsey) £265m - Up £5m

  12. James Vernon (Jersey) £256m - Up £6m

  13. Ronnie Frost (Guernsey) - Up £47m

  14. David Crossland and family (Jersey) £200m - No change

  15. Derek Coates (Guernsey) £190m - No change

  16. Richard Griffiths (Jersey) £180m - New

  17. Gordon Crawford (Jersey) £122m - No change

  18. Con Folkes and family (Jersey) £121m - Up £1m

  19. Brian de Zille and family (Jersey) £120m - No change

  20. Roger Baines and family (Guernsey) £110m - No change


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