Jon Hunt
Estate agency, Property
Rank 2017

Colchester-born Hunt, 63, knows a thing or two about property and is keeping hold of assets amid the current slowdown in the commercial market. But he is set to earn well from two new 25-storey tower blocks on London’s Embankment. Hunt sold the Foxtons estate agency chain for £375m. With homes in Kensington and Suffolk, he holds a property portfolio worth at least £600m and has a swiftly appreciating classic car collection. He has just won a legal battle to build a three-storey basement beneath his Kensington mansion with a 180ft Ferris wheel, rotating slowly to show his eight vintage Ferraris from every angle.