Landowner in Iceland named richest person in Britain in Sunday Times

Jim Ratcliffe is Britan's richest man.

Jim Ratcliffe is Britan's richest man.

Owner of Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum and other lands in Hafralónsá in Þistilfjörður as well as three salmon rivers in Vopnafjörður, East Iceland, is the richest person in Britain according to the Sunday Times. 

Jim Ratcliffe has a net worth of of £21.05 billion and is described by the Sunday Times as publicity shy. Ratcliffe is a chemical engineer turned financier and industrialist.  

Ratcliffe is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Ineos chemicals group, which he founded in 1998 and still owns two-thirds of, and which has been estimated to have a turnover of $44bn. 

Ratcliffe is 65 years old and lives in Hampshire. 

Hafralónsá, a slamon river in North East Iceland.

Hafralónsá, a slamon river in North East Iceland. Nils Folmer Jörgensen

Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum in North Iceland.

Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum in North Iceland.

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