Peter Hargreaves

About Peter Hargreaves

Birth Day: October 05, 1946
Birth Place: Bristol, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Residence: West Country, UK
Education: Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
Occupation: Businessman
Known for: Co-founder of Hargreaves Lansdown Chairman of Blue Whale Capital
Website: https://www.bluewhale.co.uk

Peter Hargreaves Net Worth

Peter Hargreaves was bornon October 05, 1946 in Bristol, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. From his spare bedroom in Bristol, England, Peter Hargreaves and pal Stephan Lansdown founded an eponymous financial-services firm in 1981. Both are billionaires today, and Hargreaves Lansdown controls $70 billion in assets under management with 876,00 clients. Hargreaves, a chartered accountant for businesses like KPMG before starting his company, is the executive director. Hargreaves was cited as the largest donor last year in favor of Brexit, having given over $3.7 million
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💰 Net worth: $4.3 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2012 $1.3 Billion
2013 $2.3 Billion
2014 $3.8 Billion
2015 $2.8 Billion
2016 $2.9 Billion
2017 $2.8 Billion
2018 $3.89 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1981

Trained as an accountant, Peter Hargreaves initially worked as a computer salesman. He then started Hargreaves Lansdown trading from a bedroom in 1981; in 2010, he stood down as chief executive, receiving £18 million in payouts from dividends. He was succeeded as CEO by Ian Gorham. He is reportedly now worth £2,315 million according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2017, making him the 51st richest person on the list. Hargreaves joined the board of ITM Power in February 2004 as a non-executive director: he has invested heavily in ITM Power. In March 2016 he joined the Leave.EU movement to campaign for the UK's exit from the European Union. In September 2017 Hargreaves announced a £25 million backing in Blue Whale Capital – a new asset management company set up by previous colleague, Stephen Yiu.

1986

In 1986 he married Rosemary; they have one son and one daughter. They reside in a Georgian property in the West Country, where he grows his own vegetables. He owns three racehorses.

2014

Hargreaves was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to Business innovation, financial services, and the City of Bristol.

2016

Hargreaves said that the Brexit will lead to insecurity, which will turn out be very effective. His shares on the stock markets however went down about £400 million after the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum. Hargreaves answered that this fall may soon change, the companies in the FTSE 100 Index may turn out to be very profitable because of the referendum decision. Hargreaves said that Theresa May should reassure the three million EU nationals already in the UK that their current rights would be maintained.