Net Worth: $5.2 Billion
- Source of Wealth Media, Retail
- Birth Place Hammersmith, London, England
- Marital Status Married (Zoe and Hiroko)
- Full Name Sir David Rowat Barclay and Sir Frederick Hugh Barclay
- Nationality United Kingdom
- Date of Birth October 27, 1934
- Ethnicity British, Scottish
- Occupation Businessman
About David and Frederick Barclay
Popular as the Barclay brothers, David & Frederick Barclay are White British businessmen with an estimated net worth of $5.2 billion as of April 2016, according to Forbes. The twins are known for their massive assets in retail, property and media industries.
The twins were born on October 27, 1934, in Hammersmith, London, England. Currently, David is married to Zoe Newton who despite her 4′ 11″ height became the highest paid and most photographed model of the time. On the other hand, Frederick is married to Hiroko Asada.
Since the 1960’s, the twins have been highly active in building up stakes in various businesses which include casinos and breweries. After buying Howard Hotel in 1975, the Barclay Brothers purchased the brewing and shipping group Ellerman for $68.5 million. Eventually, they sold the brewing division of the company for $365 million. They also purchased London’s Ritz Hotel, Gotaas-Larsen shipping company, and Automotive Financial Group.
In addition to Ellerman Shipping Lines, the Barclay brothers also hold investments in the retail industry which include Littlewoods, Yodel, handbag.com, as well Woolworth and Ladybirds brands. In media, they own The European, The Scotsman, Sunday Business and The Telegraph Business Group.