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Anthony Green and the Zochonis family
Soap
Rank 2017
170
Worth
£744m
Rise/fall
£541m
Manchester’s PZ Cussons, founded in 1884, is best known for its Imperial Leather and Carex soaps. Former chairman Green, 66, is the nephew of the late Sir John Zochonis, who ran the business for years and is a descendant of the Greek founder, George Zochonis, whose family owns 53% of the business. We are now including all of the Zochonis family's stake in our valuation, hence the rise of more than £500m on last year's Rich List entry. Green retired in 2010, although his family's 53% stake is now worth £694m in the £1.31bn operation. We conservatively add £50m for dividends and other assets, taking the Green family to £744m.