Sir Chris Hohn
Hedge fund
Rank 2017
Profits rose to £259.1m in 2015-16 at Hohn's London-based TCI Fund Holdings, which manages more than £8bn of assets, while a separate company in the group shows one of its members was paid $196.7m – reportedly Hohn, 50. The son of a Jamaican-born mechanic, he was knighted for services to philanthropy and international development in 2014, the same year the High Court obliged him to pay £337m to his ex-wife Jamie Cooper (qv). Our valuation allows for that divorce settlement and his huge donations to his Children's Investment Fund Foundation charity.