Revealed: The richest 20 people in East Anglia

PUBLISHED: 09:46 24 April 2015 | UPDATED: 10:33 24 April 2015

Kirsten Rausing, Newmarket-based racehorse breeder, whose fortune is worth £8,700 million, according to a Sunday Times survey.

Kirsten Rausing, Newmarket-based racehorse breeder, whose fortune is worth £8,700 million, according to a Sunday Times survey.

This year’s richest residents of East Anglia have been revealed.

Kirsten Rausing and her family are named as the richest in East Anglia, according to The 2015 Sunday Times Rich List, with wealth of £8,700m.

Ms Rausing, 62, is a major shareholder her family’s business, best known for its milk and juice cartons, and she is a well known horse breeder, owning two Suffolk stud farms and the Staffordstown Stud in Ireland.

The Earl of Iveagh, a descendant of Arthur Guinness, who invented the famous stout in 1759, and the Guinness family are third on the region’s list.

He is the chair of the company that runs the Guinness family’s financial affairs including their stake in Diageo, the drinks giant which now owns Guinness, and is worth £200m.

He owns the Elveden estate in Suffolk as well as 2,400 acres in Canada. Others in the top 10 include Marcus Evans, owner of Ipswich Town FC, and property entrepreneur Jon Hunt, owner of Heveningham Hall.

Gregory Darling, group chairman of Gardline Marine Sciences based in Great Yarmouth, comes in at number 11.

The biggest faller in the region is Richard Higham, 57, who runs Norwich-based offshore oil company Acteon.

Falling oil prices have seen his fortune drop by £120m to £150m and takes him out of the top 10.

The full list will be published in the Sunday Times this coming weekend.

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