Will Adderley and family
Home furnishing
Rank 2017

Adderley, 45, cut his salary to just £1 two years ago when he stepped down as chief executive of Dunelm to become the home furnishing giant’s deputy chairman. His parents Bill and Jean started the Leicester-based business from a market stall in 1979 and after a float in 2006 it is worth £1.24bn, with the family retaining a 51% stake valued at £636m, down £352m on last year. Adderley’s private investment firm WA Capital showed surging assets of £447.4m so while the slide in the company’s share price has hurt the family’s wealth, this asset rise puts it at £1.183bn.