Ron Dennis is a businessman and ambassador from the United Kingdom. He is a British businessman and the United Kingdom’s Official British Business Ambassador. He is best known as the former owner, CEO, chairman, and founder of the McLaren Group.
Ron Dennis was born in June 1947 in Woking, Surrey, England. He attended Guildford Technical College and majored in motor vehicle engineering. Dennis began his career as a mechanic before launching the successful junior formulae teams Rondel Racing and Project Four Racing, which took over management of the McLaren team in 1980.
McLaren Automotive was founded by Dennis, who created supercars such as the McLaren F1, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, McLaren P1, and McLaren Senna. Dennis was the team principal of the McLaren Formula One team from 1981 to 2009, and he was instrumental in transforming the team into a regular world championship contender.
Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Mika Häkkinen, and Lewis Hamilton won the constructors’ and drivers’ world championships.
Ron Dennis was removed from his McLaren management positions in 2016, but he remained a director and a 25% shareholder until June 2017, when his 37-year association with the company came to an end.
Dennis was ranked 304th on the Sunday Times Rich List in May 2019, with an estimated wealth of £450 million.
In addition to his role at McLaren Group, he is one of six British business leaders appointed as an official British Business Ambassador for advanced engineering and manufacturing. Dennis is also a key trustee for Tommy’s, a miscarriage support organisation. He is the Global Consultant for China Minsheng Investment Group, the Chairman of the UK Summit, and the former owner of Absolute Taste.
He has received numerous honours and awards, such as the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2000 for services to motorsport, the British Racing Drivers’ Club Gold Medal in 2001 and 2008, the Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Medal in 2008, and others.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dennis’ net worth is estimated to be $600 million as of 2021.
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