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Simon Nixon

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Net worth 2018: $1.16 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: St. Brelade, Jersey, United Kingdom
BirthDay: 1967
BIOGRAPHY

Simon Nixon was bornon 1967 in St. Brelade, Jersey, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Simon Nixon is #1866 in List Billionaires People In The World. Nixon earned the bulk of his fortune from price-comparison site MoneySuperMarket. He founded the company in 1993 and took it public in 2007; he has since fully divested. He moved to tax haven Jersey in 2013, where he owns a multimillion-dollar home. He owns several other luxury properties around the globe, including in Malibu and Barbados.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2017

$1 Billion

2018

$1.16 Billion

TIMELINE
Simon Justin Nixon (born August 1967) is an English billionaire businessman, the co-founder of and former deputy chairman of Moneysupermarket.com.Nixon was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire. He was educated at St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School in Flint, followed by Nottingham University, but dropped out because he found his accountancy degree "boring".Moneysupermarket was established in 1993 by Nixon, at the time a student at Nottingham University, and Duncan Cameron as a provider of off-line mortgage information to Independent Financial Advisors under the name Mortgage 2000. and in 1999 launched moneysupermarket.com providing on-line mortgage information. Since then the business has been developed to provide credit card and personal loan information. Nixon is currently the second largest shareholder in the company, behind Capital Group.In December 2015, The Guardian reported that his next share sale, on which he avoided British capital gains tax at 28% having moved to Jersey in 2013, would make him a billionaire. In 2016 Nixon has sold his remaining 6.9% stake for £124m. In May 2017, the Sunday Times Rich List estimated his net worth at £1.176 billion.Nixon runs an international luxury holiday rental website, Simon Escapes, offering holiday homes in some of his favourite destinations.Nixon has said that backing fast-growing businesses helped him become a billionaire. He has invested over £100m into startups including organic food and drink website The Food Market and Kabbee, a price comparison and booking app for London minicabs.In 2013, Nixon had been living in Chester, and was considering moving abroad, because the British weather is so "bloody awful", but added that "I will always keep my roots in Chester. I would never sell my house in Chester - it’s where my family and friends are."In 2013, Nixon moved to Jersey. He has a "long term girlfriend", and also owns homes in Cornwall, Lake Windermere, Deia, Majorca, and Barbados.
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