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The richest people in (or around) Kent have named, as well as by how much wealth has been gained (or lost). One unfortunate family lost a massive £100 million and one family saw their net worth rise over £600 million. They are often referred to as Ultra high-net-worth individuals



  1. Hans, Marit, Lisbet, and Sigrit Rausing sit at the top of this list. This group of people sit at the highest echelons of society: the Rausing family. They have a combined wealth of nearly £10 billion. Even though their wealth dropped by £100 million in 2020, it is still more than every other entry on this list combined. Hans Rausing lived near the Kent Border on the 900-acre Wadhurst Park estate. He died in 2019, leaving the company in the hands of his children. The family made their vast fortune with the Tetra Pak carton, used for packaging drinks. They also fund a child literacy scheme called "Buster's Book Club", based in Kent.

  2. Peter Harris made his vast fortune in Caravan parks. He has seen his wealth rise by more than £600 million in just one year. Peter (87), owns a large stake in Bourne Leisure: the group which owns Butlin's and Warner Leisure hotels. Peter made his first moves into the holiday industry with a caravan park in Whitstable.

  3. Adam Fleming is nephew of James Bond author Ian Fleming. The family earn their wealth through Stonehage Fleming, a multinational wealth management company. Adam is deputy chairman of the company, which was born from a merger between Fleming Family & Partners and Stonehage. The Fleming family's Kent link is via Matthew Fleming, a former cricketer who played for Kent County. Wealth £1,525 million.

  4. Peter Jones is known for his role on BBC's TV program "Dragon's Den", Peter Jones also has a strong interest in the Kent economy. In 2019 Peter opened up an Enterprise Academy in Folkestone College to inspire young people to become entrepreneurs. Wealth £1,157 million.

  5. Sir Roger and Peter de Haan are a well known in Folkestone, Kent. The de Haan brothers made their fortune in the over-50s company Saga. In 2004, The brothers sold off the business for over £1 billion and regular investors in Folkestone. Both in sports projects and the creative industries. Wealth £900 million.

  6. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell own a house in the small village of Peasmarsh. He is one of the richest musicians in the country, weighing at £820 million. Sir Paul McCartney (78) started The Beatles in the 1960s with John Lennon, Ringo Star and George Harrison. They are regarded as the most influential band of all time, often named The Fab Four.

  7. Sir Bob Geldof was one of the original members of the Irish rock band "The Boomtown Rats" and was mainly responsible for Live Aid in 1985, along with Midge Ure (Ultravox). They co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in order to raise money. The song was recorded by various artists under the name of Band Aid. Sir Bob lives in Faversham, Kent. Wealth £140 million.

  8. There are many more wealthy people in Kent because it is known as a London 'bolt hole' due to the easy access to the city by car or train.


Kent has some of the richest people
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