Years active 1975–present
Net worth 4.4 billion USD (2015)
Spouse Carole Bamford
Education Ampleforth College
Name Anthony Bamford
Siblings Mark Bamford
|Full Name Anthony Paul Bamford|
Born 23 October 1945 (age 70) (1945-10-23) Staffordshire, England
Title chairman of JCB(1975–present)
Parents Marjorie Griffin, Joseph Bamford
Children Alice Bamford, George Bamford, Jo Bamford
Similar People Joseph Bamford, Carole Bamford, Alice Bamford, James Palumbo - Baron Pal
Alma mater University of Grenoble
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Anthony Paul Bamford, Baron Bamford, DL (born 23 October 1945) is an English businessman, chairman of JCB. He succeeded his father, Joseph Cyril Bamford, as chairman and managing director of JCB in 1975, at the age of 30. He was knighted in 1990 at the age of 45. His wealth was estimated at £3.1 billion as of April 2012.
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Bamford was educated at Ampleforth College, a boarding independent school near the village and civil parish of Ampleforth in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England (about 23 miles [37 km] north of York, and on the edge of the North York Moors National Park), followed by the University of Grenoble, a former university in the city of Grenoble, France.
Life and career
Bamford has been outspoken on the need for the Government to champion manufacturing in the UK and commissioned a report in 2012 on the subject which was sent directly to David Cameron. He was elevated to the House of Lords in August 2013.
Bamford is married to Carole, Lady Bamford, OBE.
Outside of business, Bamford is a well-known collector of early vintage Ferraris, and is the only individual to own two Ferrari 250 GTOs. He was also once the owner of a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 grand prix car raced by the five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina.
In 1974, he sued the then MP Jeffrey Archer for bankruptcy after Archer failed to repay a £172,000 loan. Archer had lost the money in a fraudulent share scam. Archer later repaid the money from his earnings as a novelist and Bamford subsequently withdrew the bankruptcy notice.
Bamford is a major donor to the Conservative Party and donated £1m before the 2010 General Election. Altogether, Bamford has donated more than £4m personally and through JCB companies.
In June 2016, Bamford wrote a letter in support of voting to leave the European Union to his employees. JCB has donated £100,000 to the Vote Leave campaign. In 2000, JCB was fined £22m (€39.6m) by the EU for antitrust breaches.
Bamford is also close to Tony Blair and Prince Charles.
Bamford owns numerous mansions in different countries, a yacht and vintage cars. Although he was linked to offshore tax havens in the Panama papers through sole ownership of Casper Ltd., the company was inactive for its entire existence before being dissolved in 2012.