The richest spirits barons in the UK

15th May, 2018 by Amy Hopkins

3. Charles Rolls

Worth: £340m

Rank in The Sunday Times Rich List 2018: 372

Rank in 2017: 549

Rise/fall: +£131m

Fever-Tree co-founder Charles Rolls (pictured left, with Tim Warrillow) rocketed up the Rich List in 2018, reflecting the phenomenal success of his business.

Earlier this year, Rolls sold a 2.6% stake in the tonic and mixer brand worth £82.5m. In 2017, Fever-Tree’s revenue grew 66% to £170.2m, with “continued strong growth” across all regions, channels, flavours and formats. The brand is now setting its sights on the dark spirits market.

Towards the end of 2017, Fever-Tree announced its intention to open its first international office in North America, marking a “significant opportunity” for the business.

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