Richard Desmond

Businessperson, Newspaper Owner

1951 –

75

Who is Richard Desmond?

Richard Clive Desmond is an English publisher and businessman. He is the owner of Express Newspapers and founder of Northern & Shell, which publishes various celebrity magazines, such as OK! and New!, and British national newspapers Daily Star and Daily Express. Northern & Shell also owns British television network Channel 5 as well as Portland TV which, in turn, owns the adult TV channels Television X, Red Hot TV, and others.

In 2010, Desmond was ranked the equal-57th richest man in Britain according to The Sunday Times Rich List, with a net worth of £950 million. He was once again listed on the 2011 Sunday Times Rich List, with his fortune still at £950 million.

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Born
Dec 8, 1951
Hampstead
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • White British
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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