Eddie Healey

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Eddie Healey
Born (1938-04-22) 22 April 1938 (age 80)
Residence West Ella Hall, Kirk Ella, Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Net worth GBP £1.3 billion (jointly with brother Malcolm, May 2014)[1]
Spouse(s) Carol Healey (born 1945)
Children Mark, Anne, Tim, and James
Relatives Malcolm Healey (brother)

Eddie Healey (born 22 April 1938) is a British entrepreneur.

Career[edit]

He and his brother, Malcolm, started work in their family's paint firm, and soon started a DIY chain, Status Discount, which grew to have 63 stores in northern England. In 1980, Status was sold to MFI, where Healey worked until 1982.[2]

Healey bought a derelict site in Sheffield, where he built Meadowhall Shopping Centre. In 1999, he sold it to British Land for £1.17 billion, a profit of £420 million.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Healey and his wife Carol live at Westella Hall, Kirk Ella, Yorkshire.[2] Their son, Mark Healey, owns Blue Energy, a wind and solar power company.[4]

Shortly after celebrating his wife's 50th birthday in December 1995, he, his wife and two of their sons, Tim and James, one of whom was roughed up, were robbed and held captive in the family's luxurious home, Westella Hall. The robbers crashed their way through the luxury mansion, stealing a reported 250,000 on jewellery and cash, then escaped in a getaway car.[5]

For his 70th birthday party at the Dorchester Hotel in London, Eddie Healey spent £475,000, including £125,000 for a 45-minute set from Girls Aloud, and hired the comedians Russ Abbot and Bobby Davro.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunday Times Rich List". The Sunday Times (page 24). 18 May 2014. ISSN 0956-1382. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr Meadowhall". The Star. 5 November 2002. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Wright, Emma (21 April 2013). "Billion pound brothers top East Yorkshire rich list as Allams lose ground". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Ranscombe, Peter (1 February 2013). "Healey dynasty seals £250m wind farm deal". The Scotsman. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mr Meadowhall". Thestar.co.uk. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Girls Aloud get £125k to sing 45-minute set at tycoon's 70th birthday". The Daily Mail. 28 April 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2015.