UK billionaire and Daily Telegraph owner David Barclay dies


UK billionaire David Barclay, who owned The Ritz hotel and The Daily Telegraph, has died after a short illness, aged 86. – EPA pic, January 13, 2021.

DAVID Barclay, the secretive British billionaire whose portfolio included The Daily Telegraph newspaper and The Ritz hotel, has died aged 86 after a short illness, his newspaper reported today.

Barclay and his twin Frederick, described by the daily as “identical in appearance, lifestyle and often even in dress”, built a vast business empire from shipping to retail.


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