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Big Swansea Bay earners revealed in Sunday Times Rich List

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 17, 2014

By Rachel Moses-Lloyd

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Sir Terry Matthews is the second richest person in the Welsh Top 20, according to the Sunday Times Rich List

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THE big earners with Swansea Bay links will be revealed in the Sunday Times Rich List tomorrow.

Swansea University-educated Sir Terry Matthews is the second richest person in the Welsh top 20, with a fortune of £1,190million — up £68 million from last year.

The Celtic Manor billionaire ranks 84th in the national table and is one of only two billionaires in Wales.

Also in the Wales top 20 is Specsavers founder, Llanelli-born Douglas Perkins and his family, worth £900 million. He comes third in the list, with an increase in his fortune of £30 million over the past year.

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In eighth place is Swansea-born former deputy Prime Minister, Michael Hestletine, who is worth £278 million — up £14 million from last year.

Founder of Admiral — which has a call centre in Swansea —  Henry Engelhardt and his family are seventh on the list, with a fortune increase of £27 million to £575 million. Co-founders of the same company, David and Heather Stevens, are in 12th place, with a £166 million fortune.

Swansea actress Catherine Zeta-Jones also features on the list, in 11th place, with a fortune of £195 million, up by £10 million from last year. She is 490th in the national list.

Port Talbot-born Sir Chris Evans, one of the world's leading biotechnology entrepreneurs, comes 14th in the top 20 richest in Wales, with a £160 million fortune.

In 17th place are Dai Walters, who heads the Hirwaun- based civil engineering firm Walters Group and owns Ffos Las racecourse, and his son Richard, who owns Celtic Mining. Their combined fortune — which has seen a drop of £7 million in the last year — is £128 million.

Crooner Sir Tom Jones also features in 15th place with a £145 million fortune.

The 26th annual Sunday Times Rich List is published tomorrow.

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