What would you do with £1.3 billion?

That's the combined wealth of the two brothers topping the list of the wealthiest people in Yorkshire - Eddie and Malcolm Healey.

Last week it was revealed that Huddersfield's Dean and Janet Hoyle, who sold greeting cards chain Card Factory in 2010 for a reported £350m, moved up to 12th place in the Rich List for Yorkshire with a combined fortune of £284m.

That compares with 17th position last year when the couple’s wealth was logged at £154m. The Hoyles come 329th on the UK rankings.

Town chairman Dean Hoyle, Grange Moor-born Iceland Foods boss Malcolm Walker and Jonathan Thornton, former chairman of Linthwaite-based Thorntons & Ross, all feature in the latest Sunday Times Rich List.

The annual chart has revealed 20 richest business people and families in Yorkshire - from property tycoons to supermarket chiefs, technology successes to car dealership owners.

Click below for a gallery showcasing the industries in which the top twenty made their fortunes - and read on for more

 

1. Eddie and Malcolm Healey, £1.3bn

Billionares Eddie and Malcolm Healey remain the richest people in Yorkshire, making their money from property deals and a kitchen business.

Eddie, 76, made £420m from the sale of the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, while Malcolm, 69, made £200m from building and selling Hygena Kitchens. He repeated the process with a similar firm in America, earning £800m from the sale.

2. Lord Kirkham and family, £1.5bn

We’ve all seen their sale adverts - but did you know the man behind furniture giant DFS and his family were worth £1.15bn?

Lord Kirkham sold the furniture chain in 2010 and now has a large share in Iceland supermarkets, as well as the Whitby fish and chip shop chain.

3. Tony Murray and family, £1.01bn

Billionaire Tony Murray and his family made their fortune in the heating, air conditioning and fire protection industries.

The 94-year-old’s fortune is tied up in Andrew Sykes, a hirer of heating and air conditioning equipment, and Leeds-based London Security, a fire protection firm which includes the Nu-Swift fire extinguisher brand.

4. Robert Miller and family, £985m

Born in Massachusetts in the US, Robert Miller co-founded the Duty Free Shops (DFS) chain, and also owns the 36,000 acre Gunnerside Estate in North Yorkshire, one of the largest sporting country estates in Britain.

5. Sir Ken Morrison and family, £900m

The life president of his family’s supermarket business, Morrisons, Sir Ken stood down from his previous roles as chairman and director of the company in 2008.

His three eldest children have also worked for the business, keeping the supermarket giant in the family - as directors, buyers and in marketing.

Sir Ken Morrison is the life president of his family's supermarket chain
Sir Ken Morrison is the life president of his family's supermarket chain
 

6. Paul Sykes, £650m

Property tycoon Paul Sykes made his fortune via the Highstone Group and Highstone Estates, based in Harrogate.

The developer had £253 million sitting on his books as of March last year, compared to £197m in 2012.

7. Terry Bramall and family, £425m

The Bramalls entered the realm of the super-rich after selling their construction company Keepmoat for more than £500m.

The family decided to use some of the cash to set up the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, which pledges £1m a year to the Princes Trust as well as making one-off donations to other good causes. In recent years the Foundation has supported Northern Ballet and sponsored the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition.

8. Peter Wilkinson, £360m

Technology tycoon Peter Wilkinson has built his weath by launching, developing and selling technology companies including Planet Online, Sports Internet and InTechnology.

Last year he bought an Israeli telecommunications business for £6.7m and announced ambitions of rolling out free wifi internet to across towns and cities in Yorkshire.

9. Jack Tordoff and family, £353m

The founder of the multi-million pound car dealership JCT600, Jack Tordoff has built his fortune from its 22 franchises across the North of England, boasting annual turnover of more than £450m.

The name came from his Mercedes-Benz 600 personalised number plate - and Jack won the International Circuit of Ireland in 1973 in a Porsche 911 bearing that very registration.

10. Roderick Evans and family, £350m

The Evans Property Group has some enviable assets in its portfolio - the Minerva and Capitol Houses, where a £6m refurbishment is about to begin, 1 Park Row, and the White Rose Shopping Centre - as well as strategic land interests in the Aire Valley.

The firm, owned by Roderick Evans, has also developed student accommodation for the University of York.

11. Assem Allam and family, £320m

Egyptian-born businessman Assem Allam came to the UK to escape the Nasser regime in 1968 and studied economics at the University of Hull.

Today, he owns Allam Marine, an industrial generator manufacturer, and Premier League football team Hull City.

Both Assem and his son made the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List - success clearly runs in the family.

12. Dean and Janet Hoyle, £284m

Putting Huddersfield on the Rich List map - Dean and Janet Hoyle made their impressive fortune with their Card Factory chain, founded in 1997. The pair sold the chain, which had more than 500 shops and employed more than 5,000 staff at its peak, to Charterhouse in Aoril 2010.

Dean became chairman and majority shareholder of Huddersfield Town Football Club in June 2009.

Dean and Janet Hoyle are worth £284m
Dean and Janet Hoyle are worth £284m
 

13. Alan Lewis, £270m

The owner of Globe Mills in Slaithwaite, Alan Lewis is one of the key players behind the bid to turn it into a £10m innovation centre, alongside Huddersfield University and corporate giant 3M.

14. David Hood, £265m

David Hood made his millions as founder of Saltaire electronics firm Pace and the Multiflight air charter business based at Leeds Bradford International Airport.

15. John Guthrie and family, £260m

Chairman of Broadland Properties, based in Scarborough, 75-year-old John Guthrie upped his wealth with share sales and assets including White Rose Finance, earning him 15th place in the Yorkshire rich list.

16. The Shepherd family, £260m

Based in York, the Shepherd family's construction business has earned them a spot in the Yorkshire rich list for the last few years. Last year it ranked at 13th place with a fortune of £251m.

17. Malcolm Walker, £215m

Malcolm Walker has a long history with frozen food chain Iceland, and returned as chairman and chief executive of the company in 2012 after leading a successful £1.45bn management buy-out.

Under his leadership Iceland has expanded to the Czech Republic, the Republic of Ireland and has exported to South Africa and the Middle East.

Malcolm Walker returned as chairman of Iceland in 2012
Malcolm Walker returned as chairman of Iceland in 2012
 

18. Tony Bramall and family, £209m

Owner of the Manchester-based Lookers car dealership, Tony Bramall started working for his car dealer dad in Sheffield before taking a £46m stake in the Lookers firm, which sells brands including Alfa Romeo, Land Rover, Jaguar and Volvo.

19. Malcolm Walker and family, £200m

The second Malcolm Walker in the list - and part of one of the richest families in the county.

The Walker clan have made their fortune via Victoria Plumb, reportedly up for sale for around £150m. The online bathroom retail firm, which has its headquarters in Hull, is one of the most successful in the UK with sales of £26.2m in the year to February 28, 2013.

20. Derek Coates, £180m

The Guernsey-based businessman made his current fortune from the sale of vitamin supplier Healthspan and his role as chairman of the Blue Islands airline. He also has interests in several hotels.

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle scales Sunday Times Rich List with more than £125m added to fortune in last year  

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