Stephen Lansdown

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Stephen Philip Lansdown (born 30 August 1952) is co-founder with Peter Hargreaves of UK financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown and majority shareholder of Bristol Rugby and Bristol City Football Club.

Career[edit]

Educated at Thornbury Grammar School in Gloucestershire and trained as an accountant,[1] Stephen Lansdown started Hargreaves Lansdown trading from a bedroom in 1981 and in 2009 was reportedly worth around £280 million.[2]

In April 2009, he sold a stake of 4.7% in Hargreaves Lansdown for a sum of £47.2million, which he put towards the cost of building Bristol City's new football stadium.[3] He was reported in September 2012 to have announced his intention to quit Hargreaves Lansdown in November 2012.[4] Lansdown has a holiday home in the South of France.[1]

The family recently moved to Guernsey.

According to Hargeaves Landsdown's notifiable director deals, on 7-10-2010 Stephen P Lansdown, Non-Executive Director, sold (at 429.00p) 13,560,843.00 shares at a value of £58,176,016.47.

Family[edit]

He is married with two children.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bristol’s deadly duo hit the City The Times, 6 May 2007
  2. ^ Sunday Times Rich List 2009
  3. ^ Leroux, Marcus (2009-04-16). "Share sale puts £47m in the back of Bristol City's net". London: The Times. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  4. ^ Buckland, Rob (6 September 2012). "Lansdown to quit Hargreaves Lansdown board". Bristol24-7. Retrieved 6 September 2012.