Mark Coombs

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Mark Coombs
BornMark Langhorn Coombs
April 1960 (age 58)
ResidenceWimbledon, London
EducationDulwich College
Alma materSt John’s College, Cambridge
OccupationCEO, Ashmore Group
Net worth$1.8 billion
Spouse(s)Rebecca Coombs

Mark Langhorn Coombs (born April 1960) is a British billionaire businessman, CEO of the Ashmore Group.

Early life[edit]

Mark Langhorn Coombs was born in April 1960,[1] and was educated at Dulwich College and St John’s College, Cambridge with a degree in law.[2][3]


Coombs' first career job was in 1983 in the Latin American department at Grindlays Bank, which was later acquired by the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group.[2] In 1998, he started Ashmore as a new division of the company. In 1999, Coombs led a management buyout, and took Ashmore public in 2006. He later bought the money manager Emerging Market Management.[3] In 2007, he held 42.5% of the Ashmore Group.[2]

According to Forbes, as of December 2014, he has a net worth of $1.8 billion.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He lives with his wife Rebecca[4] in Wimbledon, London.[3]


  1. ^ "Ashmore Group plc". Companies House. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Burgess, Kate (27 February 2007). "Ashmore's reluctant debutante". FT. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Mark Coombs". Forbes. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Low profile city financier to join dollar billionaire club". ES. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 31 December 2014.