Who is Jim Ratcliffe's ex-wife Amanda Townson and does he have any children? | The Sun

SIR JIM RATCLIFFE is the man who wants to take over Manchester United.

The billionaire Brit became the first person to register interest in buying the football club when the Glazer family expressed their willingness to sell – since then attention has turned to his own family.

Who is Jim Ratcliffe's ex-wife Amanda Townson?

In 1985, the chemical engineer and businessman married his first wife, Amanda Townson.

The couple were married for ten years, before filing for divorce in 1995.

Since divorcing her ex-husband, Amanda Townson has remained out of the spotlight and has kept her personal life extremely private.

Does Jim Ratcliffe have any children?

Ratcliffe is the proud father to three children – from two separate relationships.

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Jim shares two children with his ex-wife Amanda – sons George and Samuel. 

His eldest son George, appeared to follow in his father's footsteps as he too joined the chemical giant Ineos – a British multinational chemicals company that his father founded in 1998.

In 2020, George became the chief operating officer of a new global healthcare business – Ineos Hygienics – after successfully producing millions of bottles of hand sanitisers for the NHS at the height of the coronavirus crisis.

In April 2022, he became commercial director of Ineos Enterprises Group Ltd

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He also has a daughter named Julia, who he shares from his second marriage with Italian tax lawyer – Maria Alessia Maresca, also known as Alicia Ratcliffe.

Ratcliffe reportedly wed Alicia in the late 1990s, before splitting up a few years later.

In 2019, Ratcliffe was pictured spending time with his only daughter as they christened the Ineos Team UK America's Cup boat, the Britannia during its launch event in Portsmouth.

The father and daughter duo could be seen smiling for sweet snaps and spraying sparkling wine over sailor, Sir Ben Ainslie – after teaming up with the Olympic hero to form Ineos Team UK.

Who has Jim Ratcliffe dated?

Unlike his business interests, it appears the details of Ratcliffe's love life is something the wealthy Mancunian prefers to keep private.

He is currently believed to be dating Catherine Polli, however not much is known about the reported love interest.

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