All You Need to Know About Jim Ratcliffe, his Net Worth, his House, Private Jet and his Hampshire II Yacht
78.5 m (258 ft)
14 in 7 cabins
23 in 11 cabins
US$ 150 million
Owner of the Yacht
US$ 11 billion
October 18, 1952
3 (2 sons, 1 daughter)
St Jean Cap Ferrat, France
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Ratcliffe also owns the 74 meter Feadship Sherpa. His business partners Andrew Currie and John Reece own the yachts Hampshire, Hampshire I and New Hampshire.
He is founder and CEO of Ineos. Ineos is one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world. Ratcliffe was born on October 18, 1952. He is married to Alicia. He has 3 children, 2 sons and a daughter. He started working at Esso as a chemicals engineer.
In 1998 he formed Ineos. Jim Racliffe acquired the unwanted operations from companies as BP and Imperial Chemical Industries. ICI is now part of Akzo Nobel. He used high yield debt to finance the deals.
Ratcliffe's biggest acquisition was the GBP 5 billion purchase of BP's Innovene petrochemical operation. Which was giving him refineries in Scotland, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium and Canada.
The INEOS Group is active with fracking and shale gas in the UK.
Nowadays Ineos has 15,000 employees. And realizes sales of US$ 40 billion with 60 manufacturing sites in 13 countries. In 2010 Ratcliffe moved Ineos to Switzerland, saving £100m a year in tax.
His net worth is US$ 13.2 billion. He is considered to be the richest man in the UK. In 2018 he was number 1 on the UK rich list.
He resides with his wife Alicia Ratcliffe in Switzerland. But recently announced to move to tax free Monaco. He is said to avoid up to US$ 5 billion in taxes by moving.
Ratcliffe has made trips to both the North and South poles. And in 2015 he went on a month-
He is the founder of Go Run for Fun. It is a charity inspiring children in the UK to be more active through running events. The GO Run For Fun programme has a very simple aim. To get as many kids between the age of 5 and 10 running as possible.
Ratcliffe resides in Switzerland and owns a house in Chelsea. He also has a New Forest beach house situated on the Solent. Which he has applied to demolish and replace with a contemporary £4 million carbon-
The house would only be visible from boats on the Solent.
Ratcliffe als owns a large mansion in St Jean Cap Ferrat, France. The residence has large gardens and a separated pool area. It was built in 1815 and overlooks the Golfe de Saint-
He owns 4 private jets. Which are all registered to his company Ineos. He owns a Gulfstream G550 (M-
He also owns an Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter. The heli has registration M-
His Ineos Aviation company, employs 30 (!) pilots and flight crew. They only work for Ratcliffe and Ineos staff. According to the companies annual account there are no services to third parties.
Ratcliffe is also the owner of the 74 meter yacht Sherpa. She was built at Feadship in 2018. Sherpa is an expedition styled yacht. She is designed by RDW.
According to rumors he ordered the yacht for his two sons Sam and George. The Sherpa yacht can accommodate 13 guests and 25 crew. Sherpa is powered by 2 MTU Engines.
These yachts are not owned by Ratcliffe, but by his business partners Andrew Currie and John Reece.
Both are directors at Ineos: Andrew Currie is Director and John Reece is CFO. Both own a minority stake in Ineos. The net worth of each is US $ 4.4 billion. So more than enough to own a yacht of their own.
Andrew Currie owns the Feadship yacht Hampshire I (ex Barbara Jean) and and the Feadship Hampshire. Hamphire was built as Vanish for Larry van Tuyl. Hampshire 1 (ex Barbara Jean) was first owned by Ratcliffe, but he sold the yacht to Currie.
John Reece owns the Feadship New Hampshire (ex Rasselas). She is listed for sale. So he is probably buying another yacht. Do you know more about a new yacht for John Reece? Please do send us a message.
Update: we were told that John Reece bought the Abeking and Rasmussen Kibo and named her Grace.
That is a break with tradition (no Feadship and no ‘Hampshire’). May be her name will be changed in to ‘New New Hampshire III’ later. ;-
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The luxury yacht Hampshire II was built by Royal van Lent. She was delivered to her owner in 2012. The 78 meter Feadship was designed by Redman Whitely Dixon. Hampshire features a classic, mahogany paneled interior. In 2018 her hull was painted Dark Blue.
The luxury yacht is powered by 2 MTU engines. Which bring her a max speed of 16 knots.
A company controlled by Ratcliffe paid EUR 130.707.252 for the Feadship yacht. The original contract price was EUR 121 million. With E UR 10 million in design fees and costs. The company later sold the yacht to Ratcliffe for EUR 122.740.718.
She has a beach club, and a helicopter de. The deck can be converted to a playing field for ball games. Guests can zip wire form the crows nest down to the sea.
The Hampshire II also boasts a plush bar on the upper deck. While a wine cellar below has an underwater sea viewing area.
She can accommodate 14 guests and a crew of 23.
The yacht was named after Hampshire. It is the largest county in South East England. And the third largest shire county in the United Kingdom.
Hampshire's county town is Winchester. A historic city that was once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Wessex and of England.
He also owns the yacht Sherpa.
In June 2016 she visited Belfast, the capital and larges t city of Northern Ireland.
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is not listed for sale.
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