Nick Robertson Net Worth $265.5 Million
Robertson has brightened up many a girl’s working day as the co-founder of Asos, the go to website for affordable on-line fashion fixes which are delivered by 2pm the next day. Clients can buy up-to-the-minute fashions of the sort worn by Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Alexa Chung at high-street prices. The 43-year-old former media buyer set up the website, which stocks its own-brand clothes along with mainstream labels, in 2000 with Quentin Griffiths, previously an advertising executive. Robertson’s own foundation is in adland — first at Young Rubicam in 1987 and afterwards in his own product placement business with Griffiths. As the great-grandson of Austin Reed, the creator of the eponymous menswear stores, retailing is in his blood. The international market is growing, and Asos already has nation-specific sites outside Britain, having a Spanish variant planned and an Australian one considered. Robertson said Asos would launch between three and five new operations this financial year. His brother, Nigel, sold his Scoot business directory company for 30m in 1998 to back Asos’s float. At the time, the start increased only 2.8m on the INTENTION, but Asos is now valued at more than 1.5 billion. Robertson’s position is worth 164m. Share choice gains and 16m of recent sales take Robertson’s to 177m after tax.