From gambling giants to business owners, the wealthiest people in the West Midlands have been revealed.

New research from The Sunday Times has revealed the wealthiest people in the West Midlands and how they made their fortune.

It revealed that the owner of Gym Shark, Ben Francis from Worcestershire, is worth a staggering £ 900 million. 

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This is a £200million increase from last year.

Having launched Bet365 from a Stoke-on-Trent car park, the Coates family - Denise, John and Peter Coates- is looking to expand in the US.

The gambling giants are officially the wealthiest in the Midlands, and their combined estimated wealth is put at £8.795billion, up £158 million on the previous year.

The family is ranked 16th in this year’s Rich List.  

The data comes from a 68-page special 25th annual edition revealing the 350 wealthiest people in Britain.

Another West Midlands billionaire is Mike Ashley, who owns the Frasers Group.

Under the Frasers Group is House of Fraser, Jack Wills and Sports Direct, all of which earn Mike Ashley a whopping £3.84billion.