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Sunday Times Rich List 2022: William Grant & Sons in top 10 for Scotland

The 2022 Sunday Times Rich List has been released, which includes the top ten wealthiest people in Scotland.

Published: May 20, 2022

Anders Holch Povlsen, with a £6.5 billion fortune, is the richest person in Scotland, according to the new edition of The Sunday Times Rich List, published today online and in the print edition of the newspaper on Sunday, May 22.

Glenn Gordon and family, owners of William Grant and Sons were number two with a 2022 wealth of £3.395M, down £200M from 2021.

The 68-page special edition of The Sunday Times Magazine reveals the wealth of the 250 richest people in Britain in its 34th annual edition.

There are a record 177 billionaires in the UK this year, up six from 2021. The combined wealth of the UK billionaires is £653.122 billion, up £55.853 billion – 9.4 per cent – on the total wealth of the billionaires in last year’s Rich List.

Overall, the richest 250 in the UK this year are worth £710.723 billion, compared to £658.089 billion in 2021, an 8 per cent rise on last year.

Robert Watts, the compiler of The Sunday Times Rich List, said: "Scotland's richest people have fared less well than those elsewhere in the UK, with half of this year's 10 Scottish billionaires seeing their fortunes fall over the past year.

"The combined wealth of the country’s 10 billionaires is still up, at nearly 2 per cent on 2021.

“As the economy continues to work through the damage wrought by the pandemic, surging inflation and the disruption to markets caused by the war in Ukraine are now making the business environment difficult."

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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