Joe Lewis net worth: Joe Lewis is a British businessman who has a net worth of $4.7 billion. Joe Lewis began earning his fortune in the 1980s and 1990s in the field of currency trading. He jumped into currency trading after selling the family business. His major money-making event happened in September 1992 when Lewis teamed up with George Soros to bet on the pound crashing out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.
This made Lewis very rich. Some claim he made more than Soros. Apart from being an active Forex trader, he is the major investor in Tavistock Group, which owns over 200 companies spread across 15 countries. Tavistock Group’s portfolio includes Lake Nona Medical City, London Premiership soccer team Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) and Tavistock Cup among others. What’s more, he holds a stake in UK’s largest pub operator, Mitchell’s & Butlers plc, as well as in approximately 135 restaurants in the US operating under such brands as Abe & Louie’s and Freebirds. As an avid art collector, he owns rare works by Picasso, Matisse, Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon. Even though he has several homes including those in Florida, the Bahamas and Argentina, he spends most of the year working from his yacht. Outside of business, he is married with two children.