Peter Jones and family
Jones, 82, was one of the first developers to spot the potential of south Manchester. His Alderley Edge-based Emerson Developments, where his sons Mark and Tony are board members, also has a range of overseas projects. The group's UK residential division built 530 homes in 2015-16 – a 30% rise on the previous year. Emerson turned in profits of £55.4m in 2015-16 while his other company, PE Jones (Properties), had £50.1m of net assets in 2015. Jones and his family trusts own the two, which are worth £785m.