Inventor Dyson tops south west rich list

Sir James Dyson is said to be worth £3 billion according to The Sunday Times. Credit: David Parry/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The inventor Sir James Dyson has been named the richest person in the south west.

Sir James, from Malmesbury in Wiltshire, is said to be worth £3 billion, according to a list compiled by The Sunday Times.

In second place is Sir Henry Keswick, whose family has a large stake in Hong-kong trading house Jardine Matheson.

Co-founder of Bristol financial firm Hargreaves Lansdown, Peter Hargreaves, was listed third.