Jim Ratcliffe Biography
Ratcliffe was born in Failsworth, Greater Manchester, the son of a joiner and an accounts office worker, and grew up in a council house until the age of ten. He was born on October 18, 1952. His father eventually owned a factory that produced laboratory furniture. Ratcliffe moved to East Yorkshire with his family when he was 10, and he attended Beverley Grammar School and lived in Hull until he was 18.
Ratcliffe earned his bachelor’s degree in 1974 from the University of Birmingham.
Jim Ratcliffe Career
Sir James Arthur Ratcliffe FIChemE is a billionaire chemical engineer and businessman from England. Ratcliffe is the chairman and CEO of the Ineos chemicals group, which he founded in 1998 and still owns two-thirds of, and which is expected to generate $15 billion in revenue in 2019. He does not have a high public profile and has been described as “publicity shy” by The Sunday Times. With a net worth of £21.05 billion as of May 2018, he was the richest person in the United Kingdom. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, his net worth is $28.2 billion as of April 2020, ranking him 55th in the world and second in the United Kingdom.  Ratcliffe will officially change his tax residence from to in September 2020.
Jim Ratcliffe Personal Life
Ratcliffe married Carol Pieroni in 1985, and they have two sons, Martin and Tyler. In 2022, they divorced. From a previous relationship with Maria Alessia Maresca, an Italian tax lawyer, he has one daughter. Catherine Polli is his current partner.
Ratcliffe is a Manchester United F.C. fan as well as a Chelsea F.C season ticket holder, and has expressed an interest in purchasing Manchester United F.C. in August 2022.
Jim Ratcliffe Net Worth
Jim Ratcliffe has an estimated net worth of approximately $12.2 billion.