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Peter Cruddas and family
Finance
Rank 2017
221
Worth
£553m
Rise/fall
£227m

CMC Markets floated last year valued at £691m but after a difficult year the London finance group is worth just £336m. It was founded in 1989 by Cruddas, 63, who sold a third of his shares in the float, raising £140m, with his family retaining a £203m stake. Dividends, other assets and property add at least £210m, putting the family on £553m. A former Tory party co-treasurer, he gave £350,000 to the Brexit campaign Vote Leave.