Tony Wilkinson (businessman)

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Tony Wilkinson
Anthony Harwick Wilkinson

April 1937 (age 83)
Known forCo-owner and former chairman of Wilko
Net worthDecrease2.svg £252 million (Sunday Times Rich List, 2019)

Anthony Harwick Wilkinson (born April 1937) is the co-owner and former chairman of the British high street chain Wilko.


Early life

Anthony Harwick Wilkinson was born in April 1937, [1] the son of James Kemsey Wilkinson and his wife Mary Cooper, who founded Wilko in 1930. [2]


When Tony Wilkinson retired as chairman after 45 years in June 2005, he was replaced by his niece, Karin Swann, and his daughter, Lisa Wilkinson. [3] In 2014, Karin Swann sold her family's 50% holding in the business to Lisa Wilkinson. [4]

In May 2019, the Sunday Times Rich List estimated his net worth at £252 million. [5]

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  1. "WILKO RETAIL LIMITED - Officers (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. Stephen Butt (30 October 2013). The History of Leicester in 100 People. Amberley Publishing Limited. pp. 118–. ISBN   978-1-4456-1698-8 . Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  3. "Rich List 2013: No.=16 - Tony Wilkinson (£480m)". Birmingham Post. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  4. Ruddick, Graham (2 August 2014). "Wilkinson family split after 84 years in retail". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  5. The Sunday Times (2019-05-12). "Rich List 2019: profiles 553-599=, featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas". ISSN   0140-0460 . Retrieved 2019-12-13.