Marcus Evans
Business services
Rank 2017

Evans owns World Productions, which has made some of the most highly acclaimed British TV series in recent years, including Line of Duty. He also has interests in conference management, in-company training, sports hospitality and data. His empire employs more than 3,000 people in 100 countries. In 2014-15 profits came in at £35m, valuing the business at £500m. Evans, 53, also owns Ipswich Town football club. We see payments of more than £15m to his Isle of Man-based holding company this year.