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Rich List: wine and spirits round-up

Published:  23 July, 2008

Following the publication of the Sunday Times Rich List 2008, has brought you a round-up of those in the drinks industry who feature.

In the Top 100

86th The Grant and Gordon Family 878m (Spirits - income from The Bannfshire whisky co and 30% stake in Highland Distillers)

92nd = The Earl of Iveagh and the Guinness family 830m (Brewing -The Guinness family has a 200m stake in Diageo, which owns the brewery and brand)

In the Top 500

184th = Vivian Imerman 450m (Whisky - 52-year-old Imerman made 396m from Vijay Mallya's purchase of Whyte & Mackay in 2007)

251st = Hugh Osmond 350m (Pubs - Osmond's Pearl Group netted 100m from the sale of shares in Spirit Group and Punch Taverns)

288th Douglas Myers 288m (Brewing - The 69-year-old prospered as chief executive of brewer Campbell & Ehrenfried which became Lion Nathan)

366th = Donald Hess and family 220m (Wine - The 71-year-old Swiss tycoon owns estates in California, South Africa and Argentina)

In the Top 1000

560th = John Apthorp and family 143m (Wine - The retired chairman of Watford-based Majestic Wine still has a 27m stake in the business)

724th = James Young and family 110m (Brewing - Young & Co owns more than 200 pubs and hotels throughout the UK and the Young family have a 100m stake)

784th = The Macdonald family 100m (Whisky - The family netted 100m for the sale of Glenmorangie to LVMH in 2004)

854th = Tony and Barbara Laithwaite 95m (Wine - The pair own mail-order firm Direct Wines, valued at 85m)

871st = David McMullen 92m (Brewing - Owner of the Hertfordshire-based firm)

912th = Roger Gabb 88m (Wine - Gabb picked up 55m from the sale of Western Wines in 2004)

954th = John Rudd 84m (Wine and spirits - 81-year-old Rudd is the ex-chariman of Berry Bros & Rudd, valued at 80m)

969th = Ann Yerburgh 80m (Brewing and pubs - Owns a 70m stake in Blackburn based brewer and pub group Daniel Thwaites)