LONDON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Gocompare Ensures GBP95m Fortune for Cardiff's Hayley Parsons Play.com Posts GBP160m Each for Jersey duo Bet365 Father and Daughter Highest Rollers in Online Gambling with GBP700m Fortune Struq Founder Nets GBP40m at the age of 27
The success of Carphone Warehouse and Talk Talk has made Charles Dunstone Britain's first digital billionaire. Dunstone's GBP1,000m fortune puts him top of the list of digital and online retailers in The Sunday Times Rich List (http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/public/richlist/?CMP=KNGvccp1-RichList) 2011 this weekend.
The 23rd annual Sunday Times Rich List - the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland - is published as an extra 104-page magazine, free with the paper on Sunday.
All the 10 top digital and online retailers in the 2011 Sunday Times Rich List have enjoyed significant increases in their personal wealth since last year's Rich List was published. The success of online shopping has tripled the fortunes of fashion retailers Johnnie Boden, now worth GBP310m, and Nick Robertson, founder of Asos, who now has a GBP177m fortune.
The Jersey-based entertainment mail-order business Play.com, which specialises in Vat-free DVDs and CDs, has produced fortunes of GBP160m a piece for owners Richard Goulding and Simon Perree.
New entries to the online retailing list include Hayley Parsons, 37, who has carved out a GBP95m fortune with insurance comparison site Gocompare.com.
The list of Online Gambling millionaires is headed by father and daughter, Peter and Denise Coates, owners of Bet365, who share a GBP750m fortune. Peter Coates is chairman of Stoke City Football Club.
Among the Young Rich in the list, aged 30 and under, Sam Barnett, 27, has amassed a GBP40m fortune with Struq, which provides retailers with personalised ads on the web. Daniel Ek, 28, a Swede based in London, is worth GBP15m on the strength of his stake in the internet music service Spotify. Another 28-year-old, Richard Jones has made a GBP15m fortune with Audioscrobbler.
The tables below only include people who derive their main wealth from digital and online businesses.
THE SUNDAY TIMES RICH LIST 2011
DIGITAL AND ONLINE RETAILING MILLIONAIRES
Rank Name Company 2011 2010 2011 2010 national national wealth wealth rank rank 1 Charles Carphone Warehouse 67= 102 GBP1,000m GBP604m Dunstone and Talk Talk 2 Henry Admiral 120 110 GBP648m GBP572m Engelhardt 3 David Ross Carphone Warehouse 178= New GBP450m - and Talk Talk entry 4 Simon Nixon Moneysupermarket 194= 201 GBP412m GBP344m 5 Douw Steyn Comparethemarket.com 221= 214= GBP360m GBP320m 6 Johnnie Boden 251 751= GBP310m GBP89m Boden 7 Lord N Brown 269= 251= GBP290m GBP265m Alliance 8 Kuljinder Southall Travel 372= 1,037= GBP184m GBP60m Bahia 9 Nick Asos 389= 1,156= GBP177m GBP54m Robertson 10 David and Admiral 410= 519= GBP170m GBP128m Heather Stevens 11= Richard play.com 430= 472= GBP160m GBP140m Goulding 11= Simon play.com 430= 472= GBP160m GBP140m Perree 13 Guy Johnson Carphone Warehouse 449= 486= GBP155m GBP135m 14 Peter Wood Direct Line and 457= 540= GBP150m GBP120m Esure 15 Duncan moneysupermarket 528= 498= GBP132m GBP132m Cameron 16 Nick White Company 537= 596= GBP130m GBP110m Wheeler and Chrissie Rucker 17 Tony and Direct Wines 681= 1,112= GBP105m GBP57m Barbara Laithwaite 18 Dinesh Ebookers 703= 875= GBP100m GBP75m Dhamija 19= Hayley Gocompare 751= New GBP95m - Parsons entry 19= Julian and Worth Global Style 751= 688= GBP95m GBP95m Marc Worth Network 21 Sam Rayner Lakeland 817= 1,178= GBP85m GBP53m 22 Rahul and Best at Travel 871= 763= GBP80m GBP85m Rita Sharma 23 Christopher Chain Reaction 94= New GBP75m - Watson and Cycles entry family
Rank Name Company Difference +/- 1 Charles Carphone Warehouse +GBP396m Dunstone and Talk Talk 2 Henry Admiral +GBP76m Engelhardt 3 David Ross Carphone Warehouse - and Talk Talk 4 Simon Nixon Moneysupermarket +GBP68m 5 Douw Steyn Comparethemarket.com +GBP40m 6 Johnnie Boden +GBP221m Boden 7 Lord N Brown +GBP25m Alliance 8 Kuljinder Southall Travel +GBP124m Bahia 9 Nick Asos +GBP123m Robertson 10 David and Admiral +GBP42m Heather Stevens 11= Richard play.com +GBP20m Goulding 11= Simon play.com +GBP20m Perree 13 Guy Johnson Carphone Warehouse +GBP20m 14 Peter Wood Direct Line and +GBP30m Esure 15 Duncan moneysupermarket No change Cameron 16 Nick White Company +GBP20m Wheeler and Chrissie Rucker 17 Tony and Direct Wines +GBP48m Barbara Laithwaite 18 Dinesh Ebookers +GBP25m Dhamija 19= Hayley Gocompare - Parsons 19= Julian and Worth Global Style No change Marc Worth Network 21 Sam Rayner Lakeland +GBP32m 22 Rahul and Best at Travel -GBP5m Rita Sharma 23 Christopher Chain Reaction - Watson and Cycles family
THE SUNDAY TIMES RICH LIST 2011
ONLINE GAMBLING MILLIONAIRES
Rank Name Company 2011 2010 2011 2010 Difference national national wealth wealth +/- rank rank 1 Peter and Bet365 90= 132= GBP750m GBP500m +GBP250m Denise Coates 2 Ruth Parasol PartyGaming 97 69 GBP733m GBP832m -GBP99m and Russ DeLeon 3 Fred and Betfred 112= 92= GBP660m GBP660m No change Peter Done 4 Vikrant PartyGaming 311 281= GBP230m GBP230m No change Bhargava 5 Victor Victor 430= 405= GBP160m GBP160m No change Chandler Chandler Betting 6 Ed Wray Betfair 528= 336= GBP132m GBP190m -GBP58m 7 Andrew Black Betfair 562= 348= GBP125m GBP185m -GBP60m 8 Richard Koch Betfair 778= 517= GBP92m GBP129m -GBP37m 9 Phil Cronin Tombola.com 859= 1,130= GBP82m GBP55m +GBP27m
The 23rd annual Sunday Times Rich List - the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland - is published in a special 104-page magazine, which profiles the 1,000 richest people and families in the UK. The list is based on identifiable wealth (land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies), and excludes bank accounts (to which the paper has no access).
The list will appear simultaneously at http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/richlist2011 as part of the online subscription - available to new users for just GBP1 for the first 30 days, subscribers get access to both The Times and The Sunday Times websites, award-winning iPad editions, as well as Times+ membership benefits.
To find out more and to see the trailer please visit http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/richlist-trailer/
The Sunday Times Rich List 2011 is compiled by Philip Beresford, the leading authority on British wealth, and edited by Ian Coxon.
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SOURCE The Sunday Times