Jimi Heselden Net Worth is$250 Million
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Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Date of Birth: 1948
Jimi Heselden was a successful entrepreneur and has a net worth of $250 million. Jimi Heselden earned his net worth through his founding of Hesco Bastian Ltd. a manufacturing company making sand filled containers used as barriers in war, and his purchase of Segway Inc. He was born in Halton Manor, Leeds, England, UK and passed away in 2010.
James William "Jimi" HeseldenOBE (27 March 1948 - 26 September 2010) was a British entrepreneur. A former coal miner, Heselden made his fortune manufacturing the Hesco bastion barrier system. In 2010, he bought Segway Inc., maker of the Segway personal transport system. Heselden died in 2010 from injuries apparently sustained falling from a cliff whilst riding a Segway. His estate, bequeathed to his widow and family, was worth over lb340 million and he was ranked in the top 400 members of the Sunday Times Rich List.
Heselden grew up in the Halton Moor district of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. At the age of 15, Heselden left Osmondthorpe Secondary Modern School to work as a labourer and then at collieries in Temple Newsam and Lofthouse. He lost his job in the wave of redundancies that followed the 1984-85 miners' strike and spent his redundancy money on renting a workshop and, at first, setting up a sandblasting business. He then worked on developing and patenting a collapsible wire mesh and fabric container, now called Hesco bastion, to be used for building flood management and to limit erosion.
In 1989, Heselden founded Hesco Bastion Ltd to manufacture containers of the same name; filled with sand or earth, they quickly found favour with the armies of several countries, as they allowed effective blast walls, barriers and revetments to be quickly constructed. Made in Hesco's factory in Leeds, these were shipped (flat-packed) in great numbers to conflict zones, including Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as later being used for flood defences at New Orleans. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours, "for services to the Defence industry and to Charity."
In 2008, Heselden donated lb1.5 million to the Help For Heroes fund through a charity auction bid for nine people to fly with the Red Arrows and, in the same year, set up the Hesco Bastion Fund in his home city with a lb10 million donation to

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Segway man Jimi Heselden leaves £340 million to family

Jimi Heselden, 62, was found in the River Wharfe at Boston Spa, near Wetherby, West Yorkshire, after accidentally plunging from a 30ft cliff in September last year. His Segway was found nearby. It has been revealed that Mr Heselden, who was one of the 400 ...
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Segway tycoon fell from a cliff to his death on one of his own scooters as he 'let dog walker pass'

Jimi Heselden, who owned the company that makes the Segway scooters, plunged 42 feet from a cliff as he was taking his dog for a walk close to his home along the River Wharfe near Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, on September 26 last year. Today, an inquest in ...
Posted: July 15, 2011, 6:04 am
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