Many British business leaders have benefited from a "Brexit boom" over the past year, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2017, which reveals record wealth and more billionaires than ever before.
According to The Sunday Times Rich List, the UK's 1,000 wealthiest individuals and families have seen their combined fortunes jump 14%, or £83bn, to £658bn over the past year.
They have benefited from buoyant stockmarkets and a weaker pound since the Brexit vote, which has boosted the sterling value of their overseas investments.
Among the beneficiaries has been Peter Hargreaves, who gave £3.2m to the leave campaign in last year's EU referendum; the largest individual donation. However, despite market turbulence following the Brexit vote, his wealth jumped by £165m in total, putting him in 51st place on this year's Rich List compared to 50th last year.
Hargreaves retains a 32.18% holding in Hargreaves Lansdown, which is worth nearly £2.1bn - up more than £130m on last year. Share sales and dividends, including more than £50m in the past year, take his wealth to £2.3bn in total, according to the Rich List.
Fellow Hargreaves Lansdown founder Stephen Lansdown saw his wealth rise by £80m to £1.5bn in this year's list. This puts him in 86th place, down from 75th last year.
Other notable names from the finance sector on the list include fund manager Terry Smith, whose wealth rose by £93m to £220m. He jumped up the chart from 796 last year to close to the top 500, at 513 in 2017. Smith has put £200m into Fundsmith, and is worth at least £220m in total with other assets and past salaries, according to the Rich List.
Meanwhile, Lord Rothschild's wealth climbed £85m to £735m over the year, moving him up the chart from 182 last year to 174 in 2017. The Sunday Times noted Rothschild benefitted from the strong performance of his RIT Capital Partners vehicle last year, in which he and his family trusts have a £527.2m stake.
In general, the richest hedge fund managers fared well last year. However, one notable exception was Crispin Odey and wife Nichola Pease, whose combined wealth dropped by £125m to £775m. The pair have now fallen down the overall wealth rankings from 126 to 165 and Odey is 7th on the richest hedge fund manager list, compared to 6th last year.
Odey donated £873,328 to the leave campaign in the EU referendum, but bearish bets on the UK economy hurt when the markets rallied. His £6.5bn hedge fund lost 49.5% of its value across 2016.
In contrast, Michael Platt - co-founder and managing director of BlueCrest Capital - saw his wealth climb £300m to £2.4bn, making him the richest hedge fund manager once again.
Platt, whose firm only manages money for partners and members having stopped running external clients' wealth last year, saw his fund up 50% in 2016, according to The Sunday Times.
Second on the Richest Hedge Fund Managers List was Robert Miller, founder of Search Investment Group, who saw no change to his £1.58bn fortune, while David Harding of Winton Capital was third on £1.3bn, up £150m.
The wealth of the top ten hedge fund managers increased by £500m in 2016, bringing their total wealth to just under £11bn.
Robert Watts, compiler of The Sunday Times Rich List, said: "This year's largest-ever Rich List lays bare how the fortunes of Britain's 1,000 wealthiest individuals and families have fared amid the astonishing events of the past 12 months.
"Brexit created some golden opportunities for the hedge fund world - and some massive pitfalls. Almost all of this group escaped the turmoil with their reputations and finances intact.
"It will be interesting to see how many hedgies in our list follow Michael Platt's lead and quit managing other people's money - and choose only to manage their own fortunes…which in most instances would appear to be quite a task."
The entry level into the Rich List's top 1,000 this year has risen to £110m, which is double the threshold in 2009.
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