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Sir David Samworth and family
Food
Rank 2017
215
Worth
£575m
Rise/fall
£110m
Best known for Ginsters pies and pasties, Leicester-based Samworth Brothers manufactures 50% of the UK's pork pies. A tasty near-£16m rise in profits to £49.5m on £928m sales in 2015-16 suggests the operation is worth £500m. Samworth, 81, who is life president of the business, was knighted in 2009 for his charity work. His family’s charitable trust is active in education in the UK and Africa.