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Peter Simon and family
Fashion
Rank 2017
234=
Worth
£530m
Rise/fall
£20m

Sri Lankan-born Simon's high street fashion chains Monsoon and Accessorize are struggling. Profits in 2014-15 for the pair came in at £846,000, but the parent company showed assets of £246m. Monsoon floated in London in 1998 before Simon, 67, took it private again in 2007 in a £755m deal. With his stores having a tough time, we clip the business back to £400m, though other assets and investments add £110m. A recent £27m dividend justifies a rise to £530m.