Retailers have once again featured prominently in the Sunday Times Rich List, with many climbing up the list after a successful year, with some cashing in on retail floats and demergers.

Supergroup founder Julian Dunkerton was propelled up the list after the successful IPO of his young fashion business earlier this year and is now worth an estimated £180m.

Sir Philip and Lady Green took the number nine spot with their wealth from the Arcadia group rising £275m on last year. They are now worth £4.1bn.

Other notable risers include Dame Mary Perkins and her husband who set up optician chain Specsavers with a fortune of £810m, up from £500m a year ago.

Chairman of the newly demerged Carphone Warehouse and Talk Talk telecoms business Charles Dunstone is valued at £604m, up 101% on last year, bringing him just outside the top 100 wealthiest in the UK.  

In the list of Europe’s wealthiest people, seven of the top ten richest individuals and families have made their money from retail with the founders of H&M, Zara and C&A all topping the list. Number one in Europe were Karl and Theo Albrecht, the men behind discount supermarket Aldi.

The Walton family, which founded Walmart in the US, were named the richest in the world with a fortune of £53.3bn.

The retail rich list

7Galen and George Weston (Primark)£4.5bn+£3.6bn
9Sir Philip and Lady Green (Arcadia)£4.1bn+£275m
22Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay (Shop Direct Group)£1.8bn+£800m
30Sir Ken Morrison and family (Morrisons)£1.54bn+£700m
45Lord Grantchester and Moores family£1.2bn-
51John Hargreaves (Matalan)£1.02bn+£690m
61Bernard Lewis and family (River Island)£920m+150m
63Lord Sainsbury and family (Sainsbury’s)£900m-£200m
65Mike Ashley (Sports Direct)£890m+£190m
73Douglas and Dame Mary perkins (Specsavers)£810m+£310m
94Mohamed al Fayed (Harrods)£650m-
102Charles Dunstone (Carphone Warehouse)£604m+4m
103Peter Simon and family (Monsoon)£600m+£350m
130Tom Singh and family (New Look)£515m+£200m
164Mark Fenwick and family (Fenwicks)£420m+£55m
166Tom Morris and family (Home Bargains)£410m+£222m
186Stephen Rubin and family (Pentland, JD Sports)£360m-£10m
189Harold Tillman (Jaeger and Aquascutum)£352m+£57m
202Albert Heijn and family (Ahold)£339m-
214Karl-Johan Persson (H&M)£320m+£45m
229Philip Day (EdinburghWoollen Mill)£300m+£260m
251Lord Alliance and family (N Brown)£265m+£57m
=260Chris Dawson (Range)£250m+£90m
=260Jonas Kamprad (Habitat)£250m+£36m
=260Tony Wilkinson and family (Wilkinson)£250m 
281Sir Paul and Lady Smith (Paul Smith)£230m-
287Peter Jones (Expansys)£220m+£63m
328Lord Harris and family (Carpetright)£198m+£68m
336Dave Whelan and family (JJB Sports)£190m-
=354Julien Dunkerton (Supergroup)£180m+£110m
=354Neil Taylor and family (Game)£180m+£60m
395Andrew Prichard (Iceland)£166m+£112m
398Lance Clark and family (Clarks)£165m+£50m
=405Alisa Moussaieff and family (Moussaieff Jewellers)£160m+£33m
=405Theo Paphitis (Ryman, La Senza)£160m+£15m
421Malcolm Walker (Iceland)£157m+£103m
=424John Coulter and Ann Jones (Warren James)£154m+£40m
=424Dean and Janet Hoyle (Card Factory)£154m+£114m
472Tarsem Dhaliwal (Iceland)£140m+£94m
486Guy Johnson (Carphone Warehouse)£135m+£15m
=502Ian McGlinn (Body Shop)£130m 
=523David Reiss (Reiss)£125m+£20m
=523John Apthorp (Majestic Wine)£125m+£5m
=523John and William Asprey (William & Son)£125m+£90m
=540George Davies (GIVe)£120m+£15m
=540Brian DeZille (Sweater Shop)£120m+£5m
574Julian Richer (Richer Sounds)£115m+£5m
=595Bruce Robertson (Trago Mills)£111m+£29m
596Nick Wheeler and Chrissie Rucker (Charles Tyrwhitt)£110m+£47m
629Lennie and Ian McGeoch (Mackays)£107m+£10m
633Eric Herd (Farmfoods)£105m+£60m
646Warren Haskins and family (HobbyCraft)£103m+£66m
648Tamara Mellon (Jimmy Choo)£102m=
653Richard Kirk (Peacocks)£100m+£10m
688Peter Bromley (Russel & Bromley)£95m+£15m
710Sir Terence Conran£93m-£2m
=714Andrew Cohen (Betterware)£90m=
=714Don McCarthy (House of Fraser)£90m=
751Johnnie Boden (Boden)£89m+£2m
789John Rudd (Berry Bros & Rudd)£84m+£20m
794Ray Kelvin (Ted Baker)£83m+£25m
=798James Holder (SuperGroup)£82m-
=798Theo Karpathios (SuperGroup)£82m-
861Vicount Hambledon (WHSmith)£78m+£10m
875Don Lewin (Clinton Cards)£75m+£39m
923Linda Bennett (LK Bennett)£70m=