Sir Michael Bibby
17: Sir Michael Bibby and family, £130m
THE Bibby group of companies celebrated its 200th birthday in 2007. It started as a shipping line but has diversified into other areas such as finance and distribution.
Remains in family hands under the stewardship of Michael Bibby.
The shipping trade is likely to be affected by the slowdown in international trade, which should adversely affect family wealth.
The Duke Street firm has diversified from ships into financial services, and even woodland burial grounds.