This is the former Sheffield woman who is now the highest paid woman in Britain with a staggering £265 MILLION a year salary

A former Sheffield University student has become Britain's highest-earning woman - after pocketing nearly £265 MILLION last year, up from £200 MILLION the previous year.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 22 November, 2018, 08:45

Mum of five Denise Coates is behind online gambling firm Bet365, one of Britain's biggest bookmakers  - and records show she earned a basic wage of £200 million last year with a £45M dividend.

Top salary for Bet365 boss

Intensely private Miss Coates, aged 50, runs the company with her brother John and owns just over a 50 per cent stake in the firm, reported the Sunday Times.

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Her father Peter is chairman of Stoke City Football Club, which is owned by the Bet365 Group.

Bet365 employs around 3,000 people - including her own husband Richard Smith, who serves as group property director. The pair met at Sheffield University, where she earned a first class degree in econometrics in the 1980s.