Norman Foster, who is reportedly worth £170 million, is the only architect named on the Sunday Times Rich List of the nation’s 1,000 wealthiest people
The head of the UK’s largest architectural practice, Foster + Partners, was ranked 612th in the annual league table - a four-place slip from last year, despite a £10 million increase in his personal wealth. In 2013 the 80-year-old architect, who according to the Sunday Times has homes in the US, London, France and Switzerland, was 522nd on the list.
However Graham Cartledge, whose family owns international practice Benoy and was last year estimated to be worth £122 million, has dropped out of the top 1,000.
The construction and development world has fared significantly better.
This year’s rankings are headed by the Reuben Brothers, who are behind the revamp of John McAslan & Partners’ Millbank Tower, and who have a personal fortune of £13.1 billion.
The Duke of Westminster was five places behind, with a portfolio worth £9.35 billion.
Meanwhile, Gerald Ronson and family, of Heron property fame, have shot up the table from 371st to 313th place after seeing their fortune increase from £270 million to £350 million. Berkeley Homes’ Tony Pidgley - listed at joint 389th - has increased his wealth from £212 million to £270 million.
The Queen was ranked in 319th position, and she is reportedly worth £340 million.