Many of the top 20 have connections to Edinburgh

The 20 richest people in Scotland revealed

The 20 richest people living in Scotland in 2019 has been revealed.

The annual survey of the nation’s wealthiest individuals was carried out by The Sunday Times and provides a snapshot of the Scottish business elite and their financial performance over the last 12 months. It includes retail magnates, oil tycoons, landed gentry, bankers as well as a few self-made billionaires from the worlds of food distribution, transport and literature. Full story here.

Glenn Gordon is chairman of William Grant & Sons distillers. The company, based in Banffshire, produces Glenfiddich among other spirits. 2019 wealth: 2.882bn

1. Glenn Gordon and family

Glenn Gordon is chairman of William Grant & Sons distillers. The company, based in Banffshire, produces Glenfiddich among other spirits. 2019 wealth: 2.882bn
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Sir Ian Clark Wood is an Aberdeen-based businessman and philanthropist. He is best known for his work in the North Sea oil industry with Wood Group. 2019 wealth: 1.763bn

2. Sir Ian Wood and family

Sir Ian Clark Wood is an Aberdeen-based businessman and philanthropist. He is best known for his work in the North Sea oil industry with Wood Group. 2019 wealth: 1.763bn
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Mohamed Al-Fayed is an Egyptian businessman. He owns the Hotel Ritz in Paris and formerly owned Harrods department store in London. He bought the Balnagown estate in Easter Ross in 1972. 2019 wealth: 1.7bn

3. Mohamed Al-Fayed and family

Mohamed Al-Fayed is an Egyptian businessman. He owns the Hotel Ritz in Paris and formerly owned Harrods department store in London. He bought the Balnagown estate in Easter Ross in 1972. 2019 wealth: 1.7bn
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John Shaw and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (pictured) have a stake in Biocon, a pharmaceuticals business based in Bangalore. It was sold in 1997, but Mr Shaw, a University of Glasgow graduate, arranged to buy it back a year later. 2019 wealth: 1.689bn

4. John Shaw and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

John Shaw and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (pictured) have a stake in Biocon, a pharmaceuticals business based in Bangalore. It was sold in 1997, but Mr Shaw, a University of Glasgow graduate, arranged to buy it back a year later. 2019 wealth: 1.689bn
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