Tom Singh

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Tom Singh
BornAugust 1949 (age 69)
Punjab, India
ResidenceWeymouth, Dorset, England
EducationWellington School
Alma materUniversity of Wales, Aberystwyth
OccupationBusinessman
Known forFounder of New Look
Net worth£350 million (2006)
Spouse(s)Kuljit Singh
ChildrenAnna Singh
RelativesSimon Singh (brother)
Anita Anand (sister-in-law)

Tom Singh OBE (born August 1949) is the founder of the New Look chain of high street fashion stores in the United Kingdom. He is the eldest brother of author and broadcaster Simon Singh.

Early life[edit]

Tom Singh was born into a Punjabi Sikh family,[1] who emigrated from the Punjab to England in the late 1940s when he was a baby.[2] He was educated at Wellington School.[3] He earned a degree in international politics and geography from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.[1][4][5]

Career[edit]

In 1969, Singh founded the UK fashion retail chain New Look in Taunton, Somerset, starting with a loan from his parents of £5000.[6][7] In 2006, his net worth was estimated at £350 million.[6]

Honours[edit]

He was appointed an OBE in the New Year's Honours List December 2006.[8]

Philanthropy[edit]

He is also the principal of Rianta Philanthropy, an India-focused impact investing fund that operates the Artha Platform, an investor network.[9]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Kuljit Singh.[7] They live in Weymouth, Dorset.[4][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leroux, Marcus (13 Feb 2011). "Bigshot of the week". The Times. London. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  2. ^ "New Look's Tom Singh honoured with an OBE". Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  3. ^ "From Wellington market stall to £385million - the incredible rise of Tom Singh". Somerset County Gazette. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Britain's Bollygarchs". 29 April 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  5. ^ http://magentapartners.com/team/tom-singh-bio/
  6. ^ a b Moulds, Josephine (7 May 2007). "Top 20 Richest Asians". Retrieved 3 July 2018 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  7. ^ a b "New Look founder Singh to bag £200m - Times of India". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Rod and Zara top New Year Honours". BBC News website. 30 December 2006. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  9. ^ Vishy Kuruganti (May 28, 2013). "Artha Platform, closed social enterprise version of Angel List, announces Challenge".
  10. ^ Cleland, Gary (8 October 2007). "New Look heir dies in car crash". Retrieved 3 July 2018 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.