Richard Livingstone (businessman)
|Born||Richard John Livingstone|
November 1964 (age 53–54)
|Education||St Paul's School, London|
|Occupation||Co-owner, London & Regional Properties|
|Net worth||£2.6 billion (May 2014)|
|Spouse(s)||Claire Burns (divorced)|
|Relatives||Ian Livingstone (brother)|
John Burns (former father-in-law)
He trained as a chartered surveyor. Together with his brother Ian, a former optometrist, they acquired the David Clulow opticians chain in 1992. They sold it in 2011 and are now primarily property developers.
Through their company London & Regional Properties, they own David Lloyd Leisure and luxury hotels including Cliveden House in Berkshire, Hilton Hotels in London’s Green Park and Park Lane. They redeveloped Marks & Spencer's former headquarters at 55 Baker Street, which now houses the offices of Knight Frank, the accountant BDO Stoy Hayward, and London & Regional itself.
As of 2015[update], together with Jaime Gilinski Bacal, they are developing the $700 million Panama Pacifico project in Panama City, Panama on the former Howard Air Force Base. They are also reveloping the former Elizabeth House hotel near London's Waterloo station in a $930 million project.
In the 2014 Sunday Times Rich List, together with his brother Ian, they have an estimated net worth of £2.6 billion.
The Evening Standard notes that they are eager to avoid publicity and seek to lead a normal life for the sake of their children, and calls them "arguably the lowest-profile billionaire siblings in London" and "these most secretive of brothers".
- "Rich List 2014 (page 24)". Sunday Times. 18 May 2014.
- "LONDON AND REGIONAL PROPERTIES LIMITED". Companies House. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- Prynn and Bar-Hillel, Jonathan and Mira (29 March 2012). "London brothers behind a £4 billion secret empire". Evening Standard. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- Ruddick, Graham (31 October 2012). "Ian and Richard Livingstone pay themselves £124m dividend". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 January 2015.