Old-style publishers beat dotcom chiefs to head UK rich list

Britain’s richest media tycoons are still to be found in traditional publishing despite the dotcom revolution, the latest Sunday Times ’rich list’ reveals.

Britain’s richest media tycoons are still to be found in

traditional publishing despite the dotcom revolution, the latest Sunday

Times ’rich list’ reveals.



The list, which is published this Sunday, will reveal that Viscount

Cowdray and the Pearson family, the owners of the Pearson group, and

Viscount Rothermere, the chairman of the Daily Mail and General Trust,

take joint first place as the country’s richest media millionaires with

fortunes of pounds 1.3 billion. They tie at equal 12th in the overall

list.



Adult magazine publishers are prominent in the list of the top ten media

fortunes, with Paul Raymond, the publisher of Mayfair magazine, and

David Sullivan, the owner of the adult film and magazine empire

Roldvale, near the top.



Felix Dennis, the founder of one of Britain’s biggest independent

magazine publishers, Dennis Publishing, is in sixth place and Chris

Anderson, who holds a pounds 279 million stake in Future Network, comes

in at ninth place.



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