Stephen Lansdown

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Stephen Philip Lansdown CBE (born 30 August 1952) is an English-born Guernsey billionaire. He co-founded, with Peter Hargreaves, the British financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown, founder of Bristol Sport and majority shareholder of Bristol Rugby, Bristol Flyers, and Bristol City Football Club.


Educated at Thornbury Grammar School in Gloucestershire and trained as an accountant,[1] Stephen Lansdown started Hargreaves Lansdown trading from a bedroom in 1981 and in 2009 was reportedly worth around £280 million.[2]

In April 2009, he sold a stake of 4.7% in Hargreaves Lansdown for a sum of £47.2million, which he put towards the cost of building Bristol City's new football stadium.[3] He was reported in September 2012 to have announced his intention to quit Hargreaves Lansdown in November 2012.[4] Lansdown has a holiday home in the South of France.[1]

According to Hargeaves Landsdown's notifiable director deals, on 7-10-2010 Stephen P Lansdown, Non-Executive Director, sold (at 429.00p) 13,560,843.00 shares at a value of £58,176,016.47. In 2013, he also bought basketball club Bristol Flyers. As of September 2015 his net worth was reported to be down to $1.88 billion,.[5]


Lansdown was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to business and the community in Bristol.[6]


He is married with two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Bristol's deadly duo hit the City,, 6 May 2007.
  2. ^ Sunday Times Rich List 2009,; accessed 17 June 2017.
  3. ^ Leroux, Marcus (16 April 2009). "Share sale puts £47m in the back of Bristol City's net". London, UK: The Times. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  4. ^ Buckland, Rob (6 September 2012). "Lansdown to quit Hargreaves Lansdown board". Bristol24-7. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  5. ^ "The World's Billionaires". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  6. ^ "No. 61962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2017. p. B9.