Barclays top list of UK's richest newspaper owners

The owners of Telegraph Media Group have a fortune estimated at 2.25bn.

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The Barclay brothers own the Telegraph Media Group. Photo: Getty Images

 

The owners of Telegraph Media Group are Britain’s richest newspaper proprietors, according The Sunday Times Rich List 2012.
 
The 77-year-old twin brothers Sir David and Sir Fredrick Barclay – who also own the Ritz hotel, in London and the Littlewoods mail order business – top the list with an estimated £2.25bn fortune, up from £2.2bn in 2011.
 
Second on the list is Express Newspapers publisher Richard Desmond with an estimated wealth of £1bn, followed by Associated Newspapers owners Viscount Rothermere and family with £760m.