Joe Lewis Biography
Lewis was born above a public house in Roman Road, Bow, London, to a Jewish family. He was born on February 5, 1937, and is thus 85 years old.
Lewis dropped out of school at the age of 15 to work for his father’s West End catering company, Tavistock Banqueting. When he took over, he quickly expanded the business by selling luxury goods to American tourists. He also owned the West End club the Hanover Grand, where Robert Earl got his first job. He later sold the company in 1979 to make his initial fortune.
Joe Lewis Career
Joseph C. Lewis is a businessman and investor from the United Kingdom. Lewis is the primary investor in Tavistock Group, which owns over 200 businesses in 15 countries. Lewis moved to the Bahamas as a tax exile after selling the family business in the late 1970s and moving into currency trading in the 1980s and 1990s. Lewis teamed up with George Soros in September 1992 to bet on the pound’s exit from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism. Lewis became extremely wealthy as a result of the event, which became known as Black Wednesday. Some speculate that he made more money from the event than Soros. Lewis is still a full-time currency trader.
Joe Lewis Personal Life
Lewis has had two marriages. His first marriage, to Esther Browne, was annulled. They had two children, Charles Lewis and Vivienne Lewis Silverton. Vivienne Lewis Silverton, his “heir,” sits on Tavistock’s board of directors. She is divorced from Toby Silverton, the former chairman of Bristol Cars, which Tavistock once owned completely. In the 2000s and 2010s, she was engaged to ex-Liverpool footballer Craig Johnston for 18 years. Charles Lewis now resides in Argentina and is married to Jane Lewis.
Joe Lewis Net Worth
Lewis has a net worth of £4.33 billion, up £338 million from 2020, according to the Sunday Times Rich List in 2021. Lewis is the majority owner of Tottenham Hotspur, a Premier League football team.