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Which Gloucestershire business people are in the Sunday Times Rich List 2018?

Sunday will reveal the richest businessmen (and unfortunately, they are all men) in Gloucestershire - but we can tell you in advance.

Four businessmen who either live or work in the county will be named on The Sunday Times Rich List 2018.

Mr Dunkerton (Picture directly below) stepped down from the company this year and is now busying himself with his other business interests in Gloucestershire, not least the Lucky Onion pub and hotel chain.

In case you were worried about his finances ailing after leaving the Cheltenham-headquartered fashion business, you can breathe easy - his personal wealth is said to have risen by £75 million since last year.

Next up the list is one John Deer, who has managed to engineer possibly the lowest profile of all this list. The co-founder of the incredibly success story that is the engineering firm Renishaw.

His personal wealth is said to be £634 million - up £288 million on last year. Only Mr Deer lives outside the county.

Of this shortlist perhaps only Lord Vesty and family can be described as having been 'born with a silver spoon in his mouth'.

Described as a landowner and businessman the current Master of the Horse to the Royal Household has his family seat is Stowell Park Estate.

His £728 million personal fortune is up £1 million on last year.

And the last, but by no means least - after all, he is top of the Gloucestershire list we have access too - is Sir David McMurtry (picture directly below).

Along with the aforementioned John Deer he is the founding father of Renishaw, the Wotton-under-Edge firm now a major employer in the county, provider of apprenticeships and general world-wide success.

Sir David's personal wealth is listed by the Sunday Times as £1.338 billion. Obviously there is little chance of him running short of cash, but if there was he can rest easy - his fortune went up by £600 million on last year.

The Sunday Times Rich List is due to be published on Sunday, May 13.

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