Adam Fleming (businessman)

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Adam Fleming
Adam Richard Fleming

(1948-05-15) 15 May 1948 (age 72)
EducationEton College
Net worthGBP £1.5 billion (STRL, April 2015)[1]

Adam Richard Fleming (born 15 May 1948) is a British billionaire, and the chairman of the asset management company Stonehage Fleming.

Early life[edit]

Adam Richard Fleming was born on 15 May 1948,[2][3] the son of Major Richard Evelyn Fleming (1910–1977) and the Hon. Dorothy Charmian Hermon-Hodge, daughter of Roland Herman Hermon-Hodge, 2nd Baron Wyfold. He has seven brothers and sisters.[3]

His grandfather was Major Valentine Fleming (1882–1917), and his great-grandfather was the Scottish banker Robert Fleming, founder of the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co. His uncle on his father's side was the James Bond novelist Ian Fleming.[3]

He was educated at Abberley Hall School and Eton.[3]


He started his career in 1970 as a stock market analyst at Robert Fleming & Co., the company founded by his great-grandfather, earning £7 per week.[3]

In April 2015, The Sunday Times Rich List estimated his family's net worth at GBP £1.5 billion.[1]

Fleming is chairman of Wits Gold, chairman of the Johannesburg Land Company, a director of Zambeef Products, chairman of Fleming Family & Partners, and has farming interests in Zambia and South Africa.[3]

Fleming describes himself as "just a long-term investor with firm beliefs in gold".[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Caroline Wake. They live on a farm in the Cotswolds and have four children, Hector, Nell, Angus and Dickon.[3] His son Hector Fleming is a former director of Standard Chartered's private equity team, co-founded the investment company Fleming Wulfsohn Africa, and is a director of Imara, The Johannesburg Land Company, Clover Alloys, GoldMoney Networks and Netagio Holdings.[4]

He is a member of White's, London, and the Rand Club of Johannesburg.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Sunday Times Rich List". The Sunday Times (page 27). 26 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Adam Fleming". Who's Who Southern Africa. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Creamer, Martin (18 October 2013). "Adam Fleming". Mining Weekly. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Our People". Imara. Archived from the original on 16 April 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.