Biography of Philip & Cristina Green
Philip and Cristina Green are English billionaires who, through a combination of retail ventures and smart investments, have amassed a net worth of over $2 billion. Philip is best known for his role as the former owner of high-street retailer BHS and fashion retailer Topshop. Cristina, on the other hand, is a prominent businesswoman in her own right, having founded and run several successful private equity firms.
Early Life and Education
Philip Green was born on March 15, 1952, in Croydon, England. His father was a successful property developer, and Green started working in the family business at age 12. He attended boarding school at Carmel College in Oxfordshire, but left without taking any exams.
Cristina Green was born on June 11, 1960, in Spain. She grew up in Switzerland and Belgium, and attended the University of Lausanne, where she earned a degree in economics.
Career and Achievements
Philip Green started his career as a shoe importer, but soon moved into retail, buying and selling bankrupt stock. In 1998, he bought the struggling clothing retailer BHS for just £200 million, and turned it into a profitable business. He later acquired fashion brands like Topshop and Miss Selfridge, making him one of the most powerful figures in the British fashion industry.
Cristina Green began her career in finance, working at firms like J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch. In 2002, she founded her own private equity firm, which specialized in buying and selling luxury fashion brands. Over the years, her firm has acquired several high-end brands like Sergio Rossi and Valextra.
Philip Green is notoriously private when it comes to his personal life. He has been married to his wife Tina since 1985, and the couple has two children together. His children, Chloe and Brandon, have both worked in the fashion industry.
Cristina Green is also married, to Philip. The couple has two children together, but little is known about their personal life.
|Name||Philip & Cristina Green|
|Born||Philip Green: March 15, 1952
Cristina Green: June 11, 1960
|Country||United Kingdom (Philip Green)
Spain (Cristina Green)
|Sector||Retail, Private Equity|
|Companies||Former owner of BHS, Topshop, and other fashion brands (Philip Green)
Founder and CEO of several private equity firms (Cristina Green)
|Net Worth||$2 billion (estimate, as of 2021)|