Sunday Times Rich List: Billionaire Anders Povlsen, owner of Edinburgh department store Jenners, tops list of Scotland's richest people beating JK Rowling and own tennant Mike Ashley

Billionaire and owner of Jenners has topped the list of the richest people in Scotland.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 5:38 pm
Updated Friday, 21st May 2021, 5:38 pm

Anders Povlsen, Danish businessman and owner of iconic Capital department store Jenners, has topped the Sunday Times Rich List.

He has a net worth of £6 billion and owns more land in the UK than the Queen and the Church of Scotland combined.

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Sunday Times Rich List: Billionaire Anders Povlsen, owner of Edinburgh department store Jenners, tops list of Scotland's richest people beating JK Rowling and own tennant Mike Ashley

Work will soon begin on the Jenners building, where the department store will be restored, with a hotel built into the uppers levels, and a roof top bar installed.

The store hit the news in recent months after former tenant Mike Ashley removed the historic sign from the outside of the building, causing the city council to order its return.

Mr Povlsen is one of 10 billionaires on the Scottish Rich List, who are among a record-breaking 171 billionaires in the UK recorded this year.

Also on the list is Harry Potter author JK Rowling, reaching number 11.

Her net worth is valued at £820 million this year.

The ten richest people in Scotland names on the Sunday Times list are:

Anders Povlsen – £6 billion

Glenn Gordon and family – £3.595 billion

John Shaw and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and family – £2.942 billion

Sir Ian Wood and family – £1.819 billion

Mohamed Al-Fayed and family – £1.7 billion

Mahdi al-Tajir – £1.687 billion

The Thomson family – £1.271 billion

Trond Mohn and Marit Mohn Westlake and family – £1.259 billion

Lady Philomena Clark and family – £1.141 billion

Jim McColl – £1 billion

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