Denise Coates Net Worth

Denise Coates, born on September 26, 1967 in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, is the Founder and Joint CEO of Bet365, one of the world's largest online gambling companies. She started out working for her father in his betting shops and later took over some of those shops, selling them to large bookmaker Coral. She then bought the domain in 2000 and launched the website in 2001, and now owns around half of the company.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Founder and Joint CEO, Bet365
Birth Day September 26, 1967
Birth Place Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Birth Sign Libra
Residence Sandbach, Cheshire, England
Alma mater University of Sheffield
Occupation Businesswoman
Known for Founder and CEO, Bet365
Spouse(s) Richard Smith
Children 5, including 4 adopted
Parent(s) Peter Coates
Relatives John Coates (brother)

💰 Net worth: $6.8 Billion (2024)

Denise Coates, the renowned Founder and Joint CEO of Bet365, is set to soar to even greater heights in 2024 with an astounding estimated net worth of $6.8 billion. Hailing from the United Kingdom, Coates has garnered immense success through her visionary leadership in the online gambling industry. Bet365, the world's largest online gambling company, owes its prosperity to Coates' unwavering dedication and strategic acumen. Her extraordinary entrepreneurial prowess has paved the way for her remarkable rise, solidifying her position as one of the wealthiest individuals globally. With her remarkable achievements, Denise Coates continues to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs around the world.

2014 $1.6 Billion
2015 $2.9 Billion
2016 $3.8 Billion
2017 $3.6 Billion
2018 $5.06 Billion

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While at school, Coates started work in the cashiers' department within the family bookmaking firm, Provincial Racing, where she would mark up bets. After leaving university she trained as an accountant within the family Business, before being given the opportunity to take over the small chain of shops. Having turned around the shops' fortunes, Coates obtained a loan from Barclays to acquire a neighbouring chain. In 1995, she became managing Director of the betting shop estate.


In January 2000, Coates purchased the domain name While working in a temporary building on a car park near one of her shops, she spent a year creating a new online betting site. was launched in 2001. The Business borrowed £15 million from RBS against the family's betting shop estate. In 2005 these shops were sold to Coral for £40 million which also paid off the loan to RBS.


In January 2012, Coates was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the community and Business. In 2012, she received an honorary doctorate from Staffordshire University.


In 2013, Coates was named as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.


They have five children, including four that in March 2014 were reported as being "recently adopted from the same family".


Bet365 has grown into one of the world's largest online gambling companies, with $2 billion in revenues and facilitating $45 billion in bets in the year through March 2016. The company also owns a majority stake in the Stoke City Football Club. In 2015, Bet365 moved its headquarters to Gibraltar because of its favourable regulations. Coates still runs the company alongside her brother, and co-CEO, John Coates.


In 2017, Coates was criticised for paying herself £217m, with mike Dixon, CEO of Addaction, saying "It cannot be right that the CEO of a betting company is paid 22 times more than the whole industry ‘donates’ to treatment."


Denise Coates is the majority shareholder with 50.01% of Bet365. Her personal fortune is estimated at $5.1 billion, as of February 2018.