Britain's serious money league

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Tiny Rowland received a pay packet of pounds 207,000 a week last year, despite a 25 per cent drop in Lonrho profits.

Rocco Forte, son and heir to Lord Forte, has taken over the running of the family hotel empire.

Olga Polizzi, the only woman on the list, is Lord Forte's daughter and the hotel group's design director.

David Sainsbury, the largest individual shareholder in the supermarket chain, becomes chairman in November.

David Sullivan, who made a fortune from soft porn magazines, is moving into newspapers and racetracks.

Richard Giordano of BOC was the first executive in Britain to break the pounds 1m pay barrier a decade ago.

Michael Green, head of Carlton Communications, is the most powerful person in commercial television.

Paul Girolami has guided Glaxo towards becoming Britain's most successful pharmaceuticals company.

Sir Ian MacLaurin took over running Tesco from the Porters, who remain the largest individual shareholders.

Sir Alistair Grant has transformed Argyll, owner of Safeway, into one of the top performing food retailers.

----------------------------------------------------------------- BRITAIN'S TOP EARNERS ----------------------------------------------------------------- Director Company Pay Dvds Total pounds m pounds m pounds m D Sainsbury J Sainsb'y n/a 30.0 30.0 Maurice Hatter IMO 0.2 14.0 14.2 Tiny Rowland Lonrho 1.6 10.9 12.6 William Brown Walsham 7.3 1.8 9.1 Cameron Mackintosh Cameron Mackintosh 8.3 0 8.3 Stephen Rubin Pentland 0.3 4.5 4.8 Lord Sainsbury J Sainsbury 0.2 4.2 4.4 Ronald Hobson National Parking 0.3 3.9 4.2 Sir Donald Gosling National Parking 0.3 3.3 3.6 David Crossland Airtours 0.2 3.1 3.3 Trevor Hemmings S&N n/a 3.2 3.2 Alan Sugar Amstrad 0.2 2.9 3.1 Simon Weinstock GEC n/a 3.0 3.0 Rocco Forte Forte 0.2 2.3 2.5 Viscount Rothermere Daily Mail 0.4 2.0 2.4 Paul Hamlyn Reed n/a 2.4 2.4 Sir David Alliance N Brown & Coats 0.2 2.2 2.4 Sir John Hall Cameron Hall 2.3 0 2.3 Lord Hanson Hanson 1.4 0.9 2.3 Olga Polizzi Forte n/a 2.2 2.2 John Asprey Asprey 0.2 1.8 2.0 Henry Wendt SKB 1.8 0 1.8 David Sullivan Roldvale 1.8 n/a 1.8 Paul Skyes Paul Skyes 1.8 0 1.8 Lord Forte Forte 0.2 1.3 1.5 Stephen Merrett Merrett Holdings 0.5 0.7 1.2 Sir Ian MacLaurin Tesco 1.1 0 1.1 Michael Green Carlton 0.3 0.8 1.1 Sir Paul Girolami Glaxo 1.1 0 1.1 Sir Alistair Grant Argyll 0.9 0.1 1.1 Sir Richard Giordano BOC 1.0 0 1.0 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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