Who Owns What, the Invisibles


The people in the background, the ones you never hear of.

The Swire Family, not even on the UK Rich List.

Some links.



The owning company is registered here in the UK as a Private Limited Company, with a very limited number of shares, owners paid in dividends, which means minimal tax and no disclosure of income.

Much wealthier than the Barclay Brothers or the entire Royal Family.

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I have only heard the nameSwire mentioned in Downton Abbey (although I have heard of the Lane Foxes .)

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Muddy, amongst other things they are the majority shareholders in Cathay Pacific.