Andrew William Graham Wylie
12 August 1959
|Known for||Sage Group|
Technology Services Group
|Net worth||£116 million (2004)|
Sir Andrew William Graham Wylie Sage Group, the United Kingdom's largest software business.(born 12 August 1959) is a British businessman and co-founder of
Wylie was raised in the North East of England, the son of a Scottish miner from Stirling; Wylie's mother was originally from Hawick. In 1980, Wylie attained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Statistics from Newcastle University.
In 1981 Wylie co-founded Sage Group with David Goldman and Paul Muller, having programmed the initial Sage accounts package himself. The Sage Group quickly grew to be a successful worldwide financial software company and is the only software company listed on the FTSE 100. In 2003, Wylie sold his stake Sage for an estimated £195 million.
Wylie was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2003 New Year Honours and was knighted in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to business and charity. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by Northumbria University in 2000 and Newcastle University in 2004. He has been awarded the freedom of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.
In 2003 Wylie married his second wife, Andrea. Wylie and his wife also own a number of racehorses and Close House (a mansion with golf course and hotel). Wylie's horses have raced at some of the sport's most prestigious events including the Grand National and the Cheltenham Festival, where they have won on 13 different occasions.
Wylie has his own charitable foundation, the "Graham Wylie Foundation", which reportedly gives away 100% of donations to its chosen causes.
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