Richard Caring Bio
Richard Allan Caring is a British businessman, who is active in fashion, and latterly property and restaurants.
Having supplied Hong Kong-manufactured fashion, and after surviving the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, he diversified his business interest into restaurants and nightclubs. Caring was ranked number 213 on the 2019 Sunday Times Rich List.
Richard Caring Early life
After deciding to stay in London after the war, the couple married. Caringi anglicized his surname and set up in the clothing industry in offices off Great Portland Street. Louis Caring Originals sourced knitwear for retailers including Marks & Spencer.
Caring was brought up in Finchley, north London, and enjoyed playing Monopoly. His sporting prowess at golf playing off of scratch, resulted in him representing Middlesex at county-level and being accepted into Millfield School in Street, Somerset on a 10-shilling-a-week sporting scholarship.
Richard Caring Family Life
Caring spotted his first wife, Aldershot-born model Jacqueline Stead, born on 9 January 1948, the daughter of a retired British Army major, who was brought up in Shenfield, Essex and attended the Brentwood Ursuline Convent School, at a catwalk show. She gave up modelling three days after the couple met. The couple has two sons, who were raised in Hong Kong: Jamie, a vice-president of MTV Networks Europe; and Ben, who works for Soho House.
In March 2018, Caring married Brazilian Patricia Mendini. The couple are expecting their third child in October 2018, who will be called Annabel, after the London nightclub that he owns.
The family lives in Hampstead, north London, in a house known as the Versailles of London. It has a 55 feet (17 m) ballroom, a cinema, a dining room that seats 30; and a 2 acres (0.0081 km2) garden with a lake. He has homes in Hong Kong, and own the former stable] of Pixton Park, Dulverton, on the Somerset/Devon borders.
Purchased in 2005, it has an interior designed by Tara Bernard, daughter of property developer Elliott Bernard, and is presently subject to a planning application for a “Winter Palace”. Extending to 500 acres (2.0 km2), the property was purchased to allow Caring to enjoy his hobby of shooting, and also holds a pet-holding of deer.
Caring keeps himself fit, by running every day on Hampstead Heath with his German Shepherd dogs, and by skipping meals, never eating breakfast or lunch if he can avoid them
His friends include Sir Philip Green, Scottish philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter, and property developer Robert Tchenguiz, with whom he plays poker.
His family relations include stockbroker Anthony Parnes and his son Michael Parnes, CEO of stock brokerage Old Park Lane Capital.
Richard Caring Politics
A friend of Lord Levy, Caring lent £2m to the Labour Party to fund the 2005 United Kingdom general election. Caring was not later implicated or named as part of the Cash for Honour’s investigation. The loan monies have since been repaid.
Caring has donated to the Conservative Party on several occasions, mainly in the form of auction prizes. This includes the hire of Annabel’s in 2008 for the Conservative Party’s Black and White Ball in Battersea Park, which was as an auction prize that raised £70,000.
He was also recorded as donating just over £50,000 to the party in 2010. In 2012 he was recorded as donating £170,000. This was followed by a £290,000 donation in the third quarter of 2015.
Caring is non-domiciled for taxation purposes in the UK. He has commented on politics
Richard Caring Divorce battle
In 2016, Caring was the subject of a high profile divorce battle. He had been married to his wife, Jacqui, for 45 years. He left her to move into a £32 million home in St John’s Wood with 35-year-old Patricia Mondinni, with whom he had a son. Richard Caring’s divorce from Jacqui Caring was described as “Britain’s biggest divorce”.
Richard Caring Latest News
as the boss of London’s pinnacle clubs and eating places, Richard caring is in no way quick of somewhere to go for a meal.
I’m able to display that the billionaire owner of The Ivy and Annabel’s has, despite the fact that, coughed up £150,000 for dinner at considered one of his very own watering holes.
He paid the marvellous sum to dine with the following top minister. caring made the donation to the Conservatives throughout their fundraiser on the Hurlingham membership in Fulham this week, where he sat subsequent to Theresa may additionally.
another auction prize changed into a signed picture of the modern cabinet, which raised a six-parent sum for the Tory warfare chest.
Caring’s dinner for nine will be held at Mark’s Club, which he owns, in Mayfair. He and a fellow donor bid a combined £300,000.
‘The bidding became more and more frantic and, eventually, Caring said to the other donor, “Let’s share the cost”, ’ another guest tells me.
His fellow bidder knows how to put on a good show. He is understood to be John Gore, an Old Harrovian theatre producer whose £1.5 million donations to the Tories last year was the largest the party had received.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Billionaire owns The Ivy and Annabel’s and made fundraiser donation this week
- Mr caring’s dinner for nine could be held at Mark’s club, which he owns, in Mayfair
Richard worrying coughed up £150,000 for dinner with the following prime minister