Sir Philip Green

© Sir Philip Green

Born in London, Green is the owner of the Arcadia Group, the parent company of Topshop and Miss Selfridge.His contribution to the British retail industry, spanning over four decades, earned him a knighthood in 2006.

He is not simply a businessman, but a celebrity who goes out with supermodels and spends his evenings with stars.

Sarah Butler, journalist at The Guardian

His father died when Philip was only twelve years old and he inherited the family business. He left boarding school at the age of 15 and worked for a shoe importer in East London. He started his first business at the age of 21, importing jeans from the Far East for resale to London retailers.

In 1988, Philip became President and Chief Executive Officer of the company Amber Day. He resigned a few years later when the company’s profits did not live up to expectations. He then helped his wife, Tina Green, to acquire the Arcadia Group, where he has since served as CEO.

With an active interest in charities, this fast fashion magnate made donations to UK-based organisations throughout his life. He currently lives between London and Monaco and spends time on his gigantic yacht, the “Lion-heart”, valued at $100 million. He is a supporter of the Conservative Party.

  • British Businessman
  • 15 March 1952
  • United Kingdom