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Michael Walker and family
Flooring
Rank 2017
962=
Worth
£110m
Rise/fall
New
Smokey the Great Dane has pride of place in the logo of Walker's flooring company Karndean. He was the much-loved pet who presided over the set-up of the family firm at Walker's home in Worcestershire in 1973. Its profits rose to £9.4m on £62.4m sales in 2015, with assets of £19.2m. The operation is easily worth £95m and dividends add at least £15m, taking Walker, 73, and family to £110m.