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Rick Smith and family
Food distribution
Rank 2017
212
Worth
£598m
Rise/fall
£178m
A Dundee-born emigrant to Australia, Smith joined the food distribution company PFD as a driver and salesman as a 19-year-old in 1959. He took full control of PFD Food Services in 1988 and has built it into a giant covering all of Australia and his children Kerry, Lindsay and Sharon are on the board. Smith, 76, is valued at £598m by the 2016 edition of Australia's BRW rich 200 list.