Jim Ratcliffe

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Ineos has been growing with acquisitions of oil and gas fields. File photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Ineos plans to spend $2 billion (€1.78 billion) to build three chemical plants in Saudi Arabia as the group controlled by UK billionaire Jim Ratcliffe(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: money pile down to just  €865 million. File photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has lost his status as a billionaire after his his net worth fell €167 million to a paltry €865 million, according to the(...)

 Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski of Team Sky celebrates on the podium after the final stage of the Paris-Nice  race on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Team Sky is poised to announce a takeover by Britain’s richest man in a deal that will maintain the six-time Tour de France winners’ position as the w(...)

Ineos is proposing to use the portion of the Bridgend facility currently occupied by JLR to assemble its new vehicle, which the company wants to start producing by the end of the decade

Chemicals company Ineos is in talks with Ford about manufacturing vehicles at the automaker’s Bridgend engine plant as it seeks to diversify into the (...)

Bill Gates (62) is the world’s second-richest person with a $95 billion fortune. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Billionaires made more money in 2017 than in any year in recorded history, according to a new report. The richest people on Earth increased their wea(...)

Image of the week:  A performer in the Russian World Cup host city of Saransk uses traditional bast shoes to show photographers how football would once have been played. Photograph: Mladen Antonov / AFP / Getty

In numbers: Vanilla spike 500 Percentage rise in the price of vanilla pods since 2016, with the result that the sweet ingredient now costs more per (...)

Billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has vowed to create a “spiritual successor” to the Defender following its withdrawal from production in January 2016.

Jaguar Land Rover is seeking to trademark the shape of the Land Rover Defender amid attempts by billionaire owner of Ineos, Jim Ratcliffe, to release (...)

 Ineos ceo Jim Ratcliffe, worth £6 billion. Photograph: Ineos/PA

It’s tough enough for established automotive groups to produce profitable, world-class vehicles, so why would the boss of a chemicals company imagine (...)