This is the former Sheffield woman who is now the highest paid woman in Britain with a staggering Â£265 MILLION a year salary
A former Sheffield University student has become Britain's highest-earning woman - after pocketing nearly Â£265Â MILLION last year, up from Â£200 MILLION the previous year.
Mum of five Denise Coates is behind online gambling firm Bet365, one of Britain's biggest bookmakersÂ - and records show she earned a basic wage of Â£200Â million last year with a Â£45M dividend.
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.