Stephen Philip Lansdown
(born 30 August 1952) is co-founder with Peter Hargreaves
of UK financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown
and owner/chairman of Bristol City Football Club
Educated at Thornbury Grammar School
and trained as an accountant
, Stephen Lansdown started Hargreaves Lansdown
trading from a bedroom in 1981 and in 2009 was reportedly worth around £280 million.
In April 2009, he sold a stake of 4.7% in Hargreaves Lansdown for a sum of £47.2million, which he put towards the cost of building Bristol City
's new football stadium. Lansdown has a holiday home in the South of France
The family recently moved to Guernsey.
According to Hargeaves Landsdown's notifiable director deals, on 7-10-2010 Stephen P Lansdown, Non-Executive Director, sold (at 429.00p) 13,560,843.00 shares at a value of £58,176,016.47.
He is married with two children.