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Jim Ratcliffe Net Worth: Is He Chairman And CEO?

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A chemical engineer by training, James Ratcliffe is now a banker and industrialist worth an estimated $19 billion

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Ratcliffe, who is one of the wealthiest persons in the United Kingdom today, chooses to remain anonymous.

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He was born in Manchester on October 18th, 1952, and attended the University of Birmingham

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After some time, he helped form INSPEC, which is headquartered in the leased-from-BP-Chemicals building in Antwerp, Belgium.

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The 2005 acquisition of the Innovene business from BP Group for $8.7 billion is seen as the company's most profitable transaction ever.

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Two-thirds of the business that makes up the bulk of Ratcliffe's wealth is still in his possession.

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Ratcliffe is the son of his mother, who worked in an accounting office, and his father, who was a joiner.