Galen and George Weston scooped the top slot in the 2016 Sunday Times Rich List of people who have made their fortune from food and drink. They are the 4th wealthiest people in the UK overall.
Their British wealth is concentrated in the food producer and retailer Associated British Foods (ABF). It owns brands including Kingsmill; Allinsons; Twinings, Jordans and Dorset cereals; Ryvita; Patak’s; Blue Dragon as well as Primark.
ABF is worth more than £26bn and the Weston family stake has risen to £5.4bn.