9. Gordon Crawford
Net Worth: £400m
Gordon Crawford amassed his fortune in the computer software business, making £76 million from the sale of London Bridge Software in 2004.
Gordon Crawford, the technology pioneer once rated the 12th richest person in Britain, is in line to collect more than £76m from the sale of his London Bridge Software group to a US buyer.
Mr Crawford, 48, founder and chairman of London Bridge, and the company’s board yesterday agreed to back a 95p per share offer from Fair Isaac Corporation, the American analytical software group.