John Whittaker Net Worth is$2.5 Billion
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Profession: Businessperson, Investor
Ethnicity: White British
Date of Birth: 1942-03-14
Place of Birth: Bury
John Whittaker Net Worth: John Whittaker is a British real estate mogul who has a net worth of $2.5 billion. Born on 14 March 1942, John Whittaker earned his wealth as the Chairman of the Peel Group, a private diverse company. After graduating from Ampleforth College and considering becoming a priest, he finally decided to join the family business, Peel Milles. During the 80s, the media-shy entrepreneur fought a fierce battle to get the Manchester Ship Canal Company, which was later transformed into the Trafford Centre, soon-to-became one of Britain's eminent buildings. In 2011, Whittaker sold the Trafford Centre to Capital Shopping Centers in return for one-fourth of the shares of the group. Two years later, serving as group's Deputy Chairman, he renamed the group into Intu Properties, hoping to create a stronger brand. In addition to his Peel Group, he holds approximately 30% shares of Pinewood Shepperton, the well-known Britain's film studio where Harry Potter and James Bond movies were filmed. Also, the Group owns MediaCityUK, a Salford's massive development that serves as official headquarter of BBC. Whittaker is a great supporter of Sparks, a children's medical research charity, and recently, he has given a donation worth $1.5 million to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Now, Whittaker lives quietly on his private estate, Billown Mansion, on the Isle of Man, an independent British dependency in the Irish Sea.
John Whittaker (born 14 March 1955) is a British businessman and property mogul with an estimated fortune of ??2,300m placing him 31st in Sunday Times Rich List 2013.
Whittaker is the Chairman of The Peel Group, a property investment that mainly invests in North West England. He is regarded as an astute businessman by the media and in the property industry quarters.
Although publicity-shy, he has been named as one of the most influential business leaders for Greater Manchester and the North West by the Manchester Evening News and was named the most influential northerner by Big Issue magazine in 2010 thanks to his large investments in North West England and wider afield in Northern England.

Whittaker was born to John and May Whittaker in Bury, Lancashire in 1942. He was educated at Ampleforth College, a Catholic boarding school in Yorkshire, and considered becoming a priest before deciding to join the family business, Peel Mills.
In the 1980s he fought a bitter battle to take over the Manchester Ship Canal Company, out of which the Trafford Centre emerged.
Whittaker, 71, sold the 1.5m sq ft Trafford Centre to Capital Shopping Centres (now Intu Properties) in January 2011. Under the terms of the deal, which valued the Manchester scheme at ??1.6 billion, his company Peel took shares in CSC worth ??636m and he joined its board as deputy chairman. It attracts more than 30m visitors a year, which Whittaker attributes in part to the flamboyant baroque decoration, including one of the world's biggest chandeliers. "It is the people's palace...the Dallas effect" he says. Whittaker who runs his empire from an office within the centre's giant dome, nearly became a Roman Catholic priest but instead followed his family into business. The Whittakers had been involved with textiles, quarrying and farming since the 1850s, though the young scion focused on property, including Peel textile mills, built in Bury to honour Sir Robert Peel. Peel like Whittaker was

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It could have been worse. That is what John Whittaker, Barrhead fire chief said about a two vehicle collision on Highway 18 near Range Road 32. Witnesses on the scene said an SUV type vehicle was attempting to turn left on to Range Road 32, at about 3:30 ...
Posted: October 24, 2016, 10:00 pm

John Whittaker Buys 22,258,276 Shares of Intu Properties PLC (INTU) Stock

Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTU) insider John Whittaker bought 22,258,276 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 12th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 289 ($3.58) per share, with a total value ...
Posted: October 16, 2016, 10:36 pm

Director dealings: Intu veteran Whittaker shows faith

Intu Properties deputy chairman John Whittaker bought almost £0.6m worth of shares in the shopping centre developer. Whittaker, the Peel Group chairman who was appointed to the Intu board in 2011, snapped up 202,417 shares at an average price of 287.4p.
Posted: October 13, 2016, 8:02 am
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