For 2017, half of the insurance bigwigs on the annual list saw their rankings rise, while the other half dropped from their spots last year.
With a net worth of £895 million, brothers Sir Roger and Peter De Haan, of the Saga Group, ranked the highest among people whose sources of wealth included insurance business. This year, they placed 148th on the overall list, down from 126th in 2016.
The second richest insurance businessman in the UK is BGLGroup founder Douw Gerbrand Steyn, who climbed to 152nd with a net worth of £850 million. He was followed by Admiralfounder and chief executive Henry Engelhardt, who slipped to 180th with a net worth of £720 million. Steyn and Engelhardt were tied at 164th on the 2016 list.
Sir Peter Wood, founder of Direct Line and Esure, was estimated to be worth £693 million and the fourth wealthiest insurance tycoon, as his overall ranking went up to 187th from 192nd.
Among all insurance bosses, the biggest “riser” in the rankings was the “King of the London insurance market” himself, John Charman, who skyrocketed to 382nd from 640th with a net worth of £300 million.
The biggest losers, meanwhile, were Angus Ball and Keith Morris of Sabre Insurance, who were worth £185 million each. They both landed in the 607th spot after also tying at 460th last year.
A new entry to the list is insurance magnate and UKIP donor Arron Banks. The Leave.EU campaign co-founder was ranked 453rd with a net worth of £250 million.
Here is the complete roster of insurance industry figures who were included on the 2017 Sunday Times Rich List:
2017 ranking 2016 ranking Name Net worth
148 126=Sir Roger and Peter De Haan£895m
152 =164=Douw Steyn and family £850m
180 =164=Henry Engelhardt and family£720m
187 192 Sir Peter Wood £693m
335 399 =Richard Harpin £356m
382 =640= John Charman £300m
453 =new Arron Banks £250m
472 410 =Hugh Osmond £248m
475 =515= Dominic Silvester £240m
510 553= Neil Utley £222m
586 =548= Andrew Goodsell £195m
598 =515 =David and Heather Stevens£190m
607 =460= Angus Ball £185m
607 =460= Keith Morris £185m
694 =640=Brian Scowcroft and Janet Lefton £160m
775 =685 =Sir Clive Cowdery£147m
875 =799= Grahame Chilton £125m