Bet365 boss Denise Coates earns £469million in a year, UK’s biggest EVER salary


The boss of Bet365 Denise Coates has paid herself £469million – the biggest salary in UK history.

The gambling tycoon, 53, increased her salary by 45 per cent, taking her total earnings since 2016 to £1.3 billion.

The payday means that, between April 2019 and March 2020, she earnt the equivalent of £1.3 million per day, or £54,000 per hour, and took home 2,360 times more than the Prime Minister.

The pay packet was also more than all of the salaries of the chief executives of Britain’s 100 largest listed companies put together.

Mrs Coates took a salary of £421million, topped up with a £48million dividend payment from her 50 per cent stake in the business.

The Coates family are estimated to be worth around £6.8 billion, making Mrs Coates the UK’s 5th richest woman behind Marit and Kirsten Rausing, Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Kirsty Bertarelli.