Peter Hargreaves

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Peter Hargreaves
Born Peter Kendal Hargreaves
(1946-10-05) 5 October 1946 (age 68)
Nationality British
Education Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
Occupation Businessman
Known for Co-founder of Hargreaves Lansdown
Net worth £2.39 billion[1]

Peter Kendal Hargreaves CBE (born 5 October 1946) is co-founder with Stephen Lansdown of Hargreaves Lansdown, one of the United Kingdom's largest financial services businesses.

Early life[edit]

Hargreaves was educated at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School in Lancashire.[2]


He trained as an accountant,[2] Peter Hargreaves initially worked as a computer salesman.[2] 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.[3] He was succeeded as CEO by Ian Gorham. He is reportedly now worth £1,025 million according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2011.[4]

Hargreaves joined the board of ITM Power Plc in February 2004 as a Non-Executive Director:[5] he has invested heavily in ITM Power.[6]


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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 1986 he married Rosemary; they have one son and one daughter.[8]

He owns three racehorses.[2]


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