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Mel Morris
Games, Internet
Rank 2017
245=
Worth
£500m
Rise/fall
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Former flooring salesman Morris enjoyed a £450m payday with the sale in late 2015 of King Digital Entertainment, the games maker co-founded by Riccardo Zacconi and Sebastian Knutsson (both qv) that developed the addictive Candy Crush Saga. Morris pours considerable energy into the chairmanship of Derby County, the Championship football team he took full control of in 2015, and has recently been involved in a rebellion against the Football League over television rights. We put Morris, 61, at £500m after his Rams spending.