Who is John Hargreaves?
John Hargreaves is a recognized Monaco-based British professional businessman. He is the founder and chairman of the UK out-of-town discount clothing and homeware chain Matalan.
John Hargreaves Career
Hargreaves dropped out of school at the age of 14 and joined the retail business at the age of 16. He then opened the first Matalan store in Preston in 1985. Currently, he has more than 200 stores in the UK, and hires, more than 16,000 people. Hargreaves then resigned as chairman of Matalan in November 2007, less than one year following taking the company private.
From March 2000, alleging non-residence in the UK, Hargreaves claimed that he was not liable to capital gains tax on a gain of £231 million arising on the disposal of Mataln shares in May 2000. The claim was resisted by Herr Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the matter was litigated. He then accepted that he was not in fact non-resident in 2000/01 and his appeal was dismissed. That meant he could be liable to pay up to £135 million.
How old is John Hargreaves?
John Hargreaves is currently aged 78 to 79 years born in January 1944, in Everton, Liverpool, England. He shares his birth month with celebrities such as Stephen Hawking, Morris Chestnut, Enock Mwepu, Mel Gibson, Dax Shepard, Dyan Cannon, Justin Timberlake, Eiza Gonzalez, Kerry Washington, and Oprah Winfrey, among others.
John Hargreaves Family
Who are Hargreaves’s parents?
John Hargreaves was born in Everton, Liverpool to his parents. His father was a docks laborer, while his mother is not known.
Does Hargreaves have siblings?
Hargreaves was born in a family of eight children and has seven siblings, who all shared one bedroom in a Liverpool terrace house.
John Hargreaves Education
Hargreaves did not complete his education as he dropped out at the age of 14.
John Hargreaves Wife
Hargreaves is currently married to his loving and beautiful wife. The couple married when he was 19 years and is blessed with three children.
John Hargreaves Children
Hargreaves and his supportive wife have three children, two sons Jason Hargreaves and Jamey Hargreaves, and one daughter Maxine Hargreaves. Maxine bought British womenswear retailer Fenn Wright Manson on March 28, 2012. for an undisclosed sum.
John Hargreaves Height
Hargreaves has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body, with a height of 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and a weight of 96 kg (211 lbs).
John Hargreaves Net Worth
Monaco-based British businessman Hargreaves is the founder and chairman of Matalan. He has been active from 1985 to the present and has a net worth of around 41.95 billion as of 2023.