Jim Ratcliffe

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Jim Ratcliffe
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Jim Ratcliffe (2013)
Born
James Arthur Ratcliffe

(1952-10-18) 18 October 1952 (age 70)
Failsworth, Lancashire
NationalityBritish
EducationBeverley Grammar School
Alma materUniversity of Birmingham and London Business School
OccupationChairman and CEO, Ineos
Net worth£21.05 billion (April 2018)[1]
Spouse(s)
Amanda Townson
(m. 1985; div. 1995)

Alicia
ChildrenTwo sons (with Amanda), one daughter (with Alicia)

Jim Ratcliffe (James Arthur Ratcliffe, born 18 October 1952) is at present the richest man in the UK.[2] He is the son of a joiner (a type of carpenter).

The British billionaire is a chemical engineer who became a financier and industrialist.[3] Ratcliffe founded the Ineos chemicals group in 1998, which now has an annual turnover of $44 billion. He is its chairman and chief executive officer. Ratcliffe still owns two-thirds of the company.

This is the first time since 2003 that a British-born person has topped the Sunday Times Rich List. In 2003 the former Duke of Westminster had topped the list.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Forbes profile: James Ratcliffe". Forbes. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Sunday Times Rich List 2010: Rising from the rubble, BBC News 25 April 2010
  3. List of companies related to Jim Ratcliffe - http://www.flixens.com/director/james-arthur-ratcliffe