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# 393 Andrew Currie $5.33B

Random fact: Director of Ineos since 1999.


Currie is a director and minority owner of Ineos, a closely held chemicals manufacturer. The London-based company has 22,000 employees, operates from 183 sites in 26 countries and has annual revenue of about $60 billion. It produces about 60 million tons of chemicals each year, including polymers and resins.

As of :
Last change -$18.8M ( -0.3%)
YTD change -$562M ( -9.5%)
Industry Industrial
Biggest asset Ineos
Citizenship United Kingdom
Age 64
Wealth Self-made
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Andrew Currie's net worth of $5.33B can buy ...

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of the GDP of the United States
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of the top 100 U.S. college endowments
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Currie's fortune is derived from his minority stake in Ineos, a closely held chemicals manufacturer. He's calculated to own 15 percent of Ineos, based on a Bloomberg analysis of a 2014 U.K. government filing and the 2018 annual report of subsidiary Ineos Group Holdings. The London-based company is valued based on a calculation of the group's average Ebitda and the average enterprise value-to-Ebitda multiple of three publicly traded peer companies: BASF, LyondellBasell Industries and Saudi Basic Industries.

The Ebitda figure used in this analysis has been calculated by Bloomberg from the five-year average Ebitda of subsidiary Ineos Group Holdings between 2014 and 2018. This average is 2 percent lower than the subsidiary's 2018 unadjusted Ebitda figure. The same discount has been applied to the group's calculated Ebitda figure for 2018 to approximate the group's five-year average Ebitda figure. The calculation was updated to reflect the company's 2018 results on March 5, 2019, which resulted in a $1 billion gain in Currie's net worth on that date.

The company reports production output of 60 million tonnes and revenue of about $60 billion, and has 22,000 employees working at 183 sites in 26 countries, according to its website as of Jan. 6, 2020.

Richard Longden, a spokesperson for Ineos, didn't respond to an emailed request for comment on Currie's net worth.


Birthdate: 12/4/1955
Family: Unknown, No children
Education: University of Cambridge

Andrew Currie studied natural sciences at Cambridge University and spent the first 15 years of his career working at BP Chemicals.

He served as a director of the Inspec Group from 1994 until 1998, when Laporte Performance Chemicals bought it. He became a director of Ineos in 1999.

  • 1955 Andrew Christopher Currie is born.
  • 1992 Jim Ratcliffe leads buyout of Inspec Group.
  • 1994 Becomes a director of the Inspec Group.
  • 1998 Laporte Performance Chemicals buys Inspec Group.
  • 1999 Becomes a director of Ineos.
  • 2006 Ineos buys BP's refineries in Europe and Canada.
  • 2013 Stand-off with union at Scottish refinery attracts national attention.
  • 2016 Ineos vessel transports first shale shipment from U.S. to Europe.