The list is made up of 327 men, 173 women

The top 5

John Swire
Shipping, aviation, property, inheritance; 5,800m
Scion of the Hong Kong dynasty, Swire, 46, has pushed its business assets in China to 5billion.

Christopher Evans
Biotechnology; 4,100m
The biotech emperor, 51, has been building up and selling off/floating his pharmaceutical arms as fast as he makes them.

Ajaz Ahmed
Internet technology; 3,600m
From computer whizkid to Internet godfather - Ahmed, 36, has made his UK-based company AKQA a global player.

The Duke of Westminster
Land, property; 1,550m
Westminster, 57, upped his income by creating 'nests' (blocks of small luxury apartments), which are hugely popular with rich Palestinian exiles.

David Sainsbury
Retailing, banking; 1,500m
The supermarket supremo, 68, bounced back into the list after the launch of Sainsbury's Bank. Sainsbury's is market leader in Internet shopping.

The surprise is:

Oliver Peyton
Restaurants; 153m
At 203rd position in the list, Peyton, 48, has picked up the mantle of the late Sir Terence Conran with an annual 100m profit on his top 10 restaurants including the Atlantic and the Oceanic.

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