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Branson heads county's rich list again
9:10am Monday 30th April 2012 in Wantage/Grove
Virgin boss Richard Branson, left, has once again been named as Oxfordshire’s wealthiest person in The Sunday Times Rich List.
Mr Branson, who has a house in Kidlington, has had a good year, climbing three places over the past 12 months.
He is now worth £3.4bn, putting him in 16th place overall, and his wealth has grown by £325m.
The list is published each year, ranking the richest men and women living in the UK.
He is now worth £217m and sits in 359th place.
Meanwhile the Duke of Marlborough, whose family owns Blenheim Palace near Woodstock, is in 718th place and valued at £105m, up £5m from last year.
He is just below Sir Frank Williams, owner of Formula 1 team Williams which is based in Grove, who has jumped 21 places to 682 and is now worth £110m.
Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who went to Headington School, is in 17th place in the richest young people list.
The 22-year-old is worth £26m.
Oxford Brookes University graduate Jonnie Shearer is a new entry at number 30 among the richest young people after his natural energy drink Pussy gave him a wealth of £8m.
Britain’s richest man is steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, who is worth £12bn.
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