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Walter Scott
Finance
Rank 2017
46
Worth
£157m
Rise/fall
£1m

Scott, 70 yesterday, founded Scott Investment Partners in 2013. He started Edinburgh-based Walter Scott & Partners in 1983, making £150m when it was sold in 2007. A generous donor to worthy causes, he owns at least seven exclusive houses in the Scottish capital. His holding in Edinburgh jeweller Hamilton & Inches is worth £7m.