Property developer Eddie Healey tops the Sunday Times Rich List for Yorkshire and the Humber with an estimated wealth of £1,260m.
Paul Sykes is worth £495m - the fourth richest in the region
In August last year his Stadium Developments group sold a retail park in Swansea for £57.7m.
But it was with the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield that he made his money - selling it for £1.17bn in 1999.
The centre was developed by Paul Sykes, the fourth richest person in the region with £495m.
Following the sale of Meadowhall, Mr Sykes invested in and subsequently sold internet service provider Planet Online, based in Leeds, with Peter Wilkinson, himself the eighth entry with £205m.
A new entry to this year's list, published on Sunday 27 April, is Robert Miller, ranking second in Yorkshire and the Humber region, and 22nd nationally, with £975m.
Mr Miller owns the 32,000 acre Gunnerside sporting estate in North Yorkshire.
He made his money from the Duty Free Shoppers chain, of which he sold his 38.75% stake for £949m in 1996.
Another new entry to the list is Michael Evans, of the Leeds-based Evans Property Holdings with £158m.
While Malcolm Heuck and his family-owned Heron Frozen Foods based in Hull, comes in at 886th nationally, with a fortune of £38m.
And Terence Bramall's £37m from his 72% stake in Keepmoat, a building company in Doncaster, puts him at 895th in the national ranking.