Mark Andrew Pears
1962 (age 56–57)
|Education||City of London School|
|Known for||CEO, William Pears Group|
|Net worth||£2.1 billion|
Clarice Talisman Castle
|Family||Trevor Pears (brother)|
David Pears (brother)
Bernard Pears (grandfather)
Mark Andrew Pears was born in 1962, the son of Clive Pears (died 1984) and Clarice Talisman Castle (1933–1999), and the grandson of Bernard Pears. Clarice Talisman Castle was born in and grew up in Lochside Street, Shawlands, Glasgow, the daughter of Abraham Castle, a dealer in electrical and wireless appliances, and his wife Hannah.
The William Pears Group was founded in 1952, by his grandfather Bernard Pears (who changed his name from Schleicher in 1939) and his father Clive Pears, and is run by Mark Pears with his younger brothers Trevor and David.
Mark Pears has run the company since his father died in 1984, when he was aged 21.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Pears won't allow his photo to be taken, or say which of the 212 companies of which he is a director, a "complex labyrinth of operating and investment companies", is the main holding company or what the group's annual profit might be.
In 2014, he had a net worth of £2.1 billion.
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