Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder
Hargreaves Lansdown is a 'fund supermarket' that sells shares and related products via its website and through the post to retail investors in the UK.
In 2010, Hargreaves stood down as chief executive, receiving £18m in payouts from dividends. He no longer sits on the firm's board, but still owns nearly a third of the $115bn business.
In September 2017, Hargreaves announced a £25m backing in Blue Whale Capital, an asset management company set up by former colleague Stephen Yiu.
Before co-founding Hargreaves Lansdown, he trained as an accountant and worked as a computer salesman. He was appointed CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to business innovation, financial services, and the City of Bristol. In March 2016, he joined Leave.EU to campaign for the UK's exit from the European Union.
Seeded by Peter Hargreaves
Blue Whale Growth up 17.4% YTD
Alts bosses grow wealth
Offloads £160m stake
Value investing is 'outdated'
Traumatic stockmarket falls have created value
Timing market "invariably pure luck"
Perfect storm of cost saving and regulatory burden behind deals
Strong investor demand
Investors face 'heavy financial losses'
12 months to forget for former star manager
Woodford holding issues trading update
Stephen Yiu lead on the fund
Crispin Odey, Terry Smith, Andy Bell fare well
Odey now backing sterling to rise
Concerns about negotiators
Not competing with passives
42nd on The Sunday Times Rich List
Bull market still has further to run
First major investment since 2015