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Lord Vestey and family
Meat
Rank 2017
179
Worth
£727m
Rise/fall
£55m

Gloucestershire-based Vestey, 76, last year won his 11-year legal battle with the Venezuelan government, whose late president Hugo Chavez seized the peer's land in 2005. Last April Venezuela was ordered to pay Vestey $100m compensation. The family's meat trading business Western United Investment Company made a profit of £1.4m on £377.3m sales in 2015 and showed £76.5m assets. His wife Celia is Prince Harry's godmother.