Media: Barclays top Rich List 2012

The owners of the Telegraph Media Group, Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, are Britain's richest newspaper proprietors, while Brunswick's Alan Parker is the wealthiest PR man, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2012.

The reclusive 77-year-old twin Barclay brothers, who also own The Ritz hotel in London and the Littlewoods mail order business, have amassed a £2.25bn fortune and top this year's media powerbrokers list, published last weekend.

Northern & Shell and Channel 5 owner Richard Desmond was ranked as the second wealthiest media mogul, with estimated wealth of £1bn.

However, notable absentees from the top tiers were both Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev, owners of The Independent and the London Evening Standard.

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