The latest Sunday Times rich list has published its headline figures and Mike Ashley remains top in the North East.

He is also claimed by various other areas such as the East Midlands, where he also tops their local rich list.

Mainly due to Sports Direct losing almost 20% off their share price in the past year, Mike Ashley sees his estimated fortune drop £270m.

However, that still keeps him well ahead at the top with £2.16bn, with football also meaning that Ellis Short is counted amongst the region’s wealthiest.

The Sunderland owner sees his £1.25bn fortune place him second in the list.

Middlesbrough owner Steve Gibson also creeps into the top 10, placed tenth with £195m.

The North East Rich List as published by the Sunday Times;

£2.16bn Mike Ashley

£1.25bn Ellis Short

£730m Mark Fenwick & family

£432m Peter Stephenson & family

£424m Alistair & Michael Powell

£406m Jonathan Ruffer

£370m Duke of Northumberland

£345m Barbour family

£225m Duncan Bannatyne

£195m Steve Gibson

£185m Sting

£185m Stuart Monk & family

£177m Peter Vardy & family

£170m Michael Cannon

£161m Chris Whitfield

£160m Graham Wylie

£160m Raj Sehgal & family



  • Leazes Ender

    Surely to be in the regions rich list you have to live here?

    …. or your money reside here to be filtered down the prosperity waterfall not tucked away in the Cayman Islands to avoid tax…. and you can bet your bottom dollar every one of them has an accountant who is helping them avoid taxation….

    …. that is what they are for.

  • wheyayeman

    All that money and he runs NUFC like he’s about to go bankrupt. Sell up and move on fat boy.

  • Geordiegiants

    I wish he was down to his last couple of stone and nearly gone!

  • Steven Rowan

    Poor Mike! Never mind – that nice Mr King at sevco is his personal Piggy bank. I’m sure there’s a few million tucked away there!! 😁😁😁

  • Burt Humperdink

    Makes you wonder how he manages really. It wil have to be Skegness this year instead of the Caribbean and I dont doubt he’s been to the Aldi.

  • Rich Lawson

    Where’s John Hall in this list ?

    • Leazes Ender

      I think he’s spent the millions he stole from United’s fans on Wynyard land and estates and housing and of course there is Cameron Hall Investments (GIB) ltd…. in Gibraltar.

      Come on bobbi this is your special thing, where is it hidden?

  • HappyToons

    Raj Sehgal , if he buys the club … will we be ‘the Sehgal’s’ instead of the Magpies?