The Sunday Times Rich List for 2023 has been released, and one family with links to Sussex have been included in the top 20 wealthiest people.

Marit, Lisbet and Sigrid Rausing are in 12th place on the list, with wealth valued at £9.348bn.

This has come through inheritance from Hans Rausing, who was Marit's husband and Lisbet and Sigrid's father.

Hans made his fortune from his co-inheritance of Tetra Pak, a company founded by his father Ruben Rausing, which is the largest food packaging company in the world.

He died at the age of 93 back in 2019 leaving his immediate family a lot of wealth.

The family's links to Sussex come from Hans and Marit living in a grand estate in Wadhurst Park for almost 30 years, after they had moved from Sweden in order to pay less tax, The Guardian reports.

Known for his charitable pursuits, Mr Rausing was made an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 2006 for his philanthropic services.

The Sunday Times Rich List for 2023 in full can be found on the website here.

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The billionaire Hinduja family topped the list for the second year in a row thanks to their industry and finance businesses.

The Hindujas’ wealth is put at £35 billion, up £6.528 billion on the previous year and the largest fortune ever recorded in 35 editions of the leading wealth rankings. 

Additionally, the Sunday Times list has shown there are 171 billionaires in the UK this year, which is down six from 2022.

Some major figures have slipped down the list, including Sir Richard Branson, whose wealth fell by £1.79bn since last year, largely due to the falling share prices of his space tourism and satellite ventures.