Peter Hargreaves

About Peter Hargreaves

Birth Day: October 05, 1946
Birth Place: Bristol, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Residence: West Country, UK
Education: Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
Occupation: Businessman
Known for: Co-founder of Hargreaves Lansdown Chairman of Blue Whale Capital

Peter Hargreaves

Peter Hargreaves was born on October 05, 1946 in Bristol, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. From his spare bedroom in Bristol, England, Peter Hargreaves and pal Stephan Lansdown founded an eponymous financial-services firm in 1981. Both are billionaires today, and Hargreaves Lansdown controls $70 billion in assets under management with 876,00 clients. Hargreaves, a chartered accountant for businesses like KPMG before starting his company, is the executive director. Hargreaves was cited as the largest donor last year in favor of Brexit, having given over $3.7 million
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Popular As Peter Hargreaves
Occupation Finance and Investments
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born October 05, 1946 (Bristol, United Kingdom, United Kingdom)
Birthday October 05
Town/City Bristol, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom

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Peter Hargreaves’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. According to astrologers, Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness. Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Peter Hargreaves was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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Trained as an accountant, Peter Hargreaves initially worked as a computer salesman. He then started Hargreaves Lansdown trading from a bedroom in 1981; in 2010, he stood down as chief executive, receiving £18 million in payouts from dividends. He was succeeded as CEO by Ian Gorham. He is reportedly now worth £2,315 million according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2017, making him the 51st richest person on the list. Hargreaves joined the board of ITM Power in February 2004 as a non-executive director: he has invested heavily in ITM Power. In March 2016 he joined the Leave.EU movement to campaign for the UK's exit from the European Union. In September 2017 Hargreaves announced a £25 million backing in Blue Whale Capital – a new asset management company set up by previous colleague, Stephen Yiu.


In 1986 he married Rosemary; they have one son and one daughter. They reside in a Georgian property in the West Country, where he grows his own vegetables. He owns three racehorses.


Hargreaves was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to Business innovation, financial services, and the City of Bristol.


Hargreaves said that the Brexit will lead to insecurity, which will turn out be very effective. His shares on the stock markets however went down about £400 million after the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum. Hargreaves answered that this fall may soon change, the companies in the FTSE 100 Index may turn out to be very profitable because of the referendum decision. Hargreaves said that Theresa May should reassure the three million EU nationals already in the UK that their current rights would be maintained.

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