Industrialist Nathan Kirsh is one of the 20 wealthiest people living in Great Britain, data released on Sunday showed.
According to the annual Rich List published by the London Sunday Times, the 83-year-old is now in 17th place with a fortune of £5.06 billion, up from 28th in 2014.
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Kirsh was born into a Jewish family in South Africa. He is now a citizen of Swaziland, where he built his first business empire.
Kirsh has business interests spanning Southern Africa, the U.S., Europe and Australia. He is the biggest shareholder in Israel’s Magal Security Systems, which is considered the world’s leading perimeter-security company. He is also the owner of Jetro Holdings, America’s largest food cash-and-carry wholesaling business.
Other notable figures on the Rich List were Roman Abramovich (10th, £7.29 billion), Sir Paul McCartney (£730 million) and Queen Elizabeth II (£340 million).