Arnold Clark Cars
Sir Arnold Clark has grow to be Britain’s first billionaire automotive vendor, based on the Sunday Occasions Wealthy Listing 2016.
The newspaper has estimated the 88-yr-previous and his household’s fortune at simply over £1bn, placing them at 114th within the listing.
It stated income at Glasgow-based mostly Arnold Clark Cars reached a document £107.2m in 2014, on gross sales of £three.2bn.
The enterprise is estimated to be value £1bn. Different belongings embrace the yacht Drum, as soon as owned by Simon Le Bon.
Sir Arnold began his enterprise in 1954. He was knighted in 2004.
The very best-positioned Scots on the wealthy listing, at forty ninth, are the Grant-Gordon household, house owners of Banffshire whisky distiller William Grant.
Their fortune is estimated at £2.16bn – £10m greater than final yr.
The Sunday Occasions valued the enterprise at £2bn, with previous dividends and different belongings including £160m.
The distiller’s manufacturers embrace Grant’s, Glenfiddich, Drambuie and Hendrick’s Gin.
In 72nd place are Aberdeen-based mostly oil tycoon Sir Ian Wooden, seventy three, and household, whose fortune is estimated to have risen by £55m final yr to £1.44bn.
At 108th, engineering entrepreneur Jim McColl is estimated to be value simply over £1bn – up by £10m on 2015. The Sunday Occasions values his firm Clyde Blowers at £1.7bn, valuing Mr McColl’s stake at £1.02bn. Different belongings added £50m.
Tied in 117th place are Sir Brian Souter and Ann Gloag, founders of Perth-based mostly transport big Stagecoach. They’re estimated to be value £1bn – down by £40m on 2015.
Writer JK Rowling is tied at 197th on the record, with an estimated fortune of £600m – £20m greater than in 2015.
Different rich people with connections to Scotland embrace Jim Radcliffe, boss of the Ineos chemical compounds group which incorporates the enormous petrochemicals plant in Grangemouth.
He was tied at thirtieth with an estimated value of £three.2bn.
Mahdi al-Tajir, Bahrain-born proprietor of Scottish mineral water agency Highland Spring, was sixtieth within the record with a fortune estimated at £1.735bn. Highland Spring turned in a £1.6m revenue on document gross sales of £100m in 2014, in line with the Sunday Occasions.
Scottish tennis stars Andy and Jamie Murray have been eleventh within the prime 50 younger wealthy listing with a fortune estimated at £58m – £10m greater than 2015.
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