The UK’s richest spirits tycoons

14th May, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

2. Vivian Imerman

Worth: £390m

Rank in The Sunday Times Rich List 2019: 339

Rank in 2018: 329

Rise/fall: –

South African-born Vivian Imerman gained £396m (US$513m) from the sale of Scotch whisky business Whyte & Mackay to India’s United Spirits in 2007. United Spirits later sold the unit to Philippines-based Emperador. Now, Imerman runs London investment firm Vasari, which owns stakes in Ethiopian brewer Dashen and South African wine and spirits producer KWV.

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