London: British billionaire and Daily Telegraph co-owner David Barkley died at the age of 86 after a short illness.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his condolences on the death of the billionaire. As the politician wrote on his Twitter, Barkley "saved a big newspaper, created thousands of jobs in Britain, passionately believed in the independence of this country and in what it can achieve".
David Barkley, along with his twin brother Frederick, has created a business empire that includes hotels, retail and media.
In 2020, the Sunday Times estimated the Barkley brothers' fortune at £ 7 billion, placing them 17th in its ranking of the richest people in the world.