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Alex Beard
Commodities
Rank 2017
136
Worth
£960m
Rise/fall
£560m

One of the biggest fallers in last year's Rich List was London-based Beard, 49, whose stake in Swiss giant Glencore dropped sharply with the market glut in metals, oil and commodities. But the business has recovered and its share price has more than doubled. Oxford-educated Beard has a holding worth £930m and has received at least £75m in dividends in recent years.