Sunday Times Rich List 2024: The 8 richest people in the North West and how they made their fortunes

A Prestonian is one of the region’s wealthiest.

Hedge fund manager Michael Platt from Preston has once again made the Sunday Times Rich list – but who is he and how did he amass his vast personal fortune of £12bn?

With the help of Sunday Times Rich List data, these are the 8 richest people in the North West including those under 40.

The list is based on identifiable wealth, including land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies.