3. Glenn Gordon and family
Net worth: £2.572 billion
The Gordon family have two excellent reasons to raise a glass – firstly, they have entered the Channel Islands section of the Rich List for the first time, and secondly, they own the Grant’s whisky business.
The family appeared in the very first Sunday Times Rich List in 1989, when the operation, based in Scotland, was worth £50 million. They have clearly shifted a lot of bottles over the years, as they are now worth over two and a half billion pounds.
William Grant’s eponymous distillery in Banffshire has been producing whisky since 1887 and the company is chaired by Jersey-based Gordon (60), the founder’s great-great-grandson.