David Roberts and family
Property, Art
Rank 2017

The Greenock-born son of a Clydeside shipyard worker, art collector Roberts, 60, has been responsible for property transactions worth £3bn. He set up his Fitzrovia-based Edinburgh House property operation in 2001 and has a 79-strong German portfolio. He is best known for his David Roberts Art Foundation, with a gallery in a former furniture factory in Camden, north London. Divorced from his first wife Philippa, with whom he has six children, Roberts is married to Lithuanian-born artist Indre Serpytyte.