Who is Joe Lewis?
He is a billionaire investor, known for owning the Tottenham Hotspurs FC. He was born in February 1937. He is married to Jane Lewis and they have 2 children. A daughter named Vivienne and a son named Charles.
He is the owner of the superyacht Aviva.
He is an avid art collector. He owns works by Picasso Matisse Cezanne Francis Bacon and others. In 1997 he purchased the private Ganz collection for US$ 168 million. A few months later he sold the collection at auction for US$ 206 million.
He is reportedly nicknamed The Boxer‘ due to his name resembling the boxing legend Joe Louis.
Joe left school to work in his father’s catering business Tavistock Banqueting.
When he took over the company he expanded the activities to retail and entertainment. Lewis sold the company for US$ 40 million to move into currency trading.
He was very successful in the 1980s and 1990s. And he is rumored to have earned more than George Soros on Black Wednesday in 1992. By short selling the UK pound.
Joseph Charles Lewis now owns the Tavistock Group. The Tavistock Group owns and invests in more than 200 companies. Including the football club Tottenham Hotspurs. The company is active in 15 countries.
It also owns the Mitchells & Butlers plc group. Which is the owner of 1,600 pubs, bars, and restaurants. And he owns Pampa Energia Argentina’s largest electricity company.
Joe Lewis Net Worth
Forbes estimates his net worth at USD 5.7 billion. Lewis resides at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. Just like fellow billionaires Heidi Horten and Sarkis Izmirlian. The latter is the owner of the yacht Totally Nuts.
10 Facts About Joseph Charles Lewis you probably didn’t know
1 His father owned a catering business named Tavistock.
2 Lewis sold the company to move into currency trading.
3 He has earned more than George Soros on Black Wednesday in 1992.
4 He owns more than 200 companies. Including the Tottenham Hotspurs.
5 His net worth is US$ 5.7 billion.
6 He is an art collector. A part of the collection travels with him at his yacht.
7 He has owned many yachts, all named Aviva. He uses the yacht as an office.
8 His latest yacht has an indoor paddle tennis court.
9 He owns a ranch in Argentina, in the country’s most beautiful landmark.
10 He resides in Lyford Cay in the Bahamas.