The UK’s richest spirits tycoons

14th May, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

3. Charles Rolls

Worth: £423m

Rank in The Sunday Times Rich List 2019: 316

Rank in 2018: 372

Rise/fall: +£83m

While managing Plymouth Gin, Charles Rolls (pictured left) founded tonic water brand Fever-Tree with Tim Warrillow. He has continued to climb the Rich List in 2019, growing his fortune to £423m (US$548m).

Fever-Tree confirmed its full-year revenue for 2018 grew 40% to £237.4m (US$313.5m), boosted by its performance in the UK. The London-based drinks company is now worth £3bn (US$3.9bn), according to The Sunday Times.

Fever-Tree took over direct ownership of sales, marketing and distribution in the US in June.

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