Owner Evans 167th Richest
Sunday, 7th May 2017 11:49
Town owner Marcus Evans is the 167th richest person in the UK with his wealth having remained static at £765 million, the same level as the last two years, according to the 2017 Sunday Times Rich List.
Last year that sum put Evans 146th in the annual Rich List, which is based on "identifiable wealth"; land, property, publicly-quoted shares and other assets, but not bank accounts but not bank accounts to which they don’t have access.
Town sources have previously dismissed Rich List estimates of Evans’s wealth, which was claimed to have risen by £65 million between 2014 and 2015, as highly speculative.
Earlier this week, Evans sold TV company World Productions, which makes Line of Duty, to ITV Studios.
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|ITFCed added 11:52 - May 7|
Spend your money!
|phillo added 12:01 - May 7|
He should spend it all & turn us into Real Madrid ......
.......(does sarcasm come over on line 😂)
|bobble added 12:03 - May 7|
another tax dodging greedy anti community elite.
|Taricco_Fan added 12:16 - May 7|
Makes the lack of investment even more puzzling.
|dukey44 added 12:32 - May 7|
Grows some balls and show us your money!! Pay Mick off and get a footballing manager in at last to!!
|Sam added 12:56 - May 7|
Spend it then !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|dirtydingusmagee added 13:36 - May 7|
oh well no big spend,then he is on hard times .
|MVBlue added 13:44 - May 7|
Lets put this into perspective. Steve Gibson has wealth of £195m is 461st. He goes to a good dealth more lengths to ensure his team competes.
So whats going on?
|Tractorboy1985 added 13:52 - May 7|
Dust your cheque book off.. get the pen out your backside and sign some players then because the current crop are clearly not good enough to compete! A superb point made by MV blue!
|Marcus added 14:38 - May 7|
Evans has lost interest. He pushes enough for stagnation but feels he gave previous managers money and didn't get results and presumes it'll the same with any subsequent appointment. However with the debts being carried the club is unsellable. The question that needs to be asked is can we hire a manager who can do better without spending more (with budget lost due to compensating McCarthy out of the budget for next season? It isn't as straightforward as it might seem but it's clear change is needed. Evens needs to be aware of the 12th man effect, when there's no belief in the stands there's no belief on the pitch (and vice versa), sometimes it's about forgetting pride and making the change that's desperately needed.
|ianmarshall10 added 14:46 - May 7|
Tight ass fook!! Can't be a real Ipswich fan surely with all that money...No ambition Marcus.
|prebsa added 14:52 - May 7|
And he is still a massive tight ass!
|yorksblue added 15:01 - May 7|
My heart bleeds for him
|superdicksy added 15:36 - May 7|
If his worth that much he can afford to pay of McCarthy and back room staff lose change in his back pocket
He would also make the money back on season ticket sales I think we can all see that apart from our owner
|Seasider added 17:46 - May 7|
Well said Marcus,wish your 2nd name was Evans and you owned 87 1/2 % of ITFC.
As the compiler of the Times Rich List said,and is mentioned on here, that the figure does NOT include bank accounts ie cash;so Mr Evans could be asset rich but cash poor(relatively).
However as 'superdicksy'rightly says that by getting rid will see a surge in ticket sales etc!
|bbg added 09:11 - May 8|
Without access to figures on bank assets or bank debt, the figures are completely meaningless. No one acquires property for cash.
The way the club is run in recent years suggest bank pressure to balance the books, which to me suggests large debt.
|hype313 added 10:21 - May 8|
MV - The difference between Gibson and Evans is stark, Gibson is a born and bred Teesider, he has been a huge fan from childhood, Evans just doesn't have the same passion/loyalty to town. It was quick gamble which he hoped would pay off within 2 years.
|bbg added 12:33 - May 8|
In the case of the Marcus Evans Group, much of their assets are in property. Property is rarely bought without bank debt. Without knowing the amount of his personal debt, on which the Sunday Times have no details, the value quoted by the Sunday Times is completely meaningless. He may be in negative equity for all we know.
It is a normal bank requirement, and is stated as such in his filed company accounts, that in the event of his bankruptcy the bank will have recourse to the assets of “other named parties”, which will be any assets owned by him or any of his group companies. In other words, for all we or the Sunday Times know, much or all of the wealth which they quote, may eventually be taken by the Bank.
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