Anthony William Pidgley CBE was an English entrepreneur. He was the founder and chairman of Berkeley Group Holdings, one of the biggest house-building companies in the UK. He was born on 6 August 1947 in Surrey, United Kingdom.
Tony Pidgley Age
He was 72 years old
Tony Pidgley Early life & Career
Anthony Pidgley was born to a single mother in Surrey in 1947 and was later adopted by Barnardos. He lived his early life in a disused railcar. He worked with his parents to cut trees, and to sell logs.
In 1962, Pidgley left home and established a haulage company that he enlarged to have 40 lorries and then sold it to Crest Nicholson in 1968. He then worked 7 years for Crest Nicholson. He established Berkeley Group Holdings in 1976 which he expanded until he became one of the largest housebuilders in the UK. Specializing in executive style homes, Berkeley. He has since seen his son bid for his company. In 2016, Bloomberg referenced the previous year’s research that had reported Tony Pidgley as Martin Sorrell’s second-highest-paid CEO of the FTSE 100, with a £23.3 million pay package.
Tony Pidgley Net Worth
Pidgley was worth £ 335 million in 2019 according to The Sunday Times Rich List.
Tony Pidgley Cause Of Death
Tony Pidgley, chairman of Berkeley Group, has died at the age of 72. The housebuilder announced the news on Friday afternoon, in a market statement. Berkeley said:
It is with the greatest sadness that the company announces the sudden death of its founder and chair, Tony Pidgley CBE.
Our statement on the sudden passing of Berkeley Group founder and Chairman Tony Pidgley CBE pic.twitter.com/khtCWpVeij
— Homes England (@HomesEngland) June 26, 2020