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Zameer Choudrey and family
Cash and carry, Pharmacies
Rank 2017
105
Worth
£1,207m
Rise/fall
£127m

Since 2004 Choudrey has run Bestway, the London cash-and-carry giant that in 2014 acquired the Co-operative Pharmacy operation, rebranding it as Well Pharmacy. Bestway profits reached a record £400.7m on £2.8bn sales in 2015-16 and the business, which also has substantial banking, property and cement interests, showed assets of £1.9bn. The separate Bestway Northern is still worth its £170m net assets. Choudrey, 59, a nephew of Bestway founder Sir Anwar Pervez (qv), has a 21.39% stake valued at £1.176bn. He has other wealth.