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Telegraph Group owners the Barclay Brothers named Britain's richest newspaper owners


By The Drum Team | Editorial

April 25, 2012 | 1 min read

Owners of the Telegraph Group, Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, have been named as Britain’s richest newspaper propietors by The Sunday Times Rich List.

This year’s list, which will be published in full this Sunday 29 April, named the twins as the wealthiest publishers in the UK, with a fortune of £2,250m.

This figure has risen from last year, when they were said to be worth £2,200m

Second on the list is Richard Desmond, owner of Express Newspapers and Channel 5, whose wealth has grown from £950m last year to £1,000m.

The richest woman publisher is European Metro owner Cristina Stenbeck, with a fortune of £369m, while WPP boss, Sir Martin Sorrell, is the wealthiest in advertising, with a fortune worth £174m, up from £148m last year. His stake in WPP is said to be worth £156m.

Meanwhile, online advertising business founder Neil Hutchinson of TrafficBroker, now Forward Internet, has doubled his fortune in the last year from £59m to £123m, according to the list.

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