Quick Facts of Richard Sykes

  • Full NameRichard Sykes
  • Date of Birth07 August, 1942
  • NicknameRichard
  • BirthplaceUnited States of America
  • Ethnicity White
  • Professiondiplomat
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Brown
  • Height6ft
  • Weight87kg
  • EducationWellington College
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Horoscope Leo

Richard Sykes is a chairman of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, The Royal Institution of Great Britain, The UK Stem Cell Foundation, Omnicyte, Netscientific, PDS Biotechnology Corporation, Careers Research, and Advisory Centre. Additionally, he was a Non-executive chairman of ENRC from 2007 to June 2011, Rector of Imperial College London from 2000-2008.

He was a non-executive director of Rio Tinto plc from 1997-2007 and has over 30 yrs experience within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries field serving as Chief Executive and Chairman ofGloxoWelcome from 1995 to 2002. After that chairman of GlaxoSmithKline until 2002. Read the whole article to know more about his family and net worth.

About Sykes

Richard Sykes was born Robert Brook Sykes on 7th August 1942 in Yorkshire. Skyes is American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. The details about his family background and early life are not available in the media. He studied at Queen Elizabeth College and got his BSc degree in Microbiology.

Later, he attended the University of Bristol from where he earned a Ph.D. degree in Microbial biochemistry.

Career and Awards

Richard Sykes was chairman of GlaxoSmithKline until 2002, following a research career in Glaxo and Glaxo Wellcome. He became a rector of Imperial College London, UK, from 2001-2008. Also, he was the senior independent director and chairman of the remuneration committee of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation(ENRC)until June 2011.

Sykes was awarded Honorary Citizenship of Singapore in 2004 for his contribution to the development of the country’s biomedical science industry. He was also appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (HonFREng) in 2004. Similarly, he received a Knighthood in the 1994 New Year’s Honours list for services to the pharmaceutical industry.

What’s His Net Worth?

Richard Sykes is a millionaire business owner and a private person who hardly shared information regarding his personal details in the media. He lives on a private yacht in Miami Beach, Florida. Consequently, nobody knew what he did for a living but possibly he had a job in finance.

His net worth is around $536 Thousand as of 2021. Mr. Sykes acknowledged over 2,000 units of Dycom Industries stock worth over $301,698 and for the last 3 years, he sold DY stock worth over $0. Besides, he makes $234,476 as Lead Independent Director at Dycom Industries. Richard assembles over 1 trade of the Dycom Industries stock since 2018, according to Form 4 filed with the SEC. Recently he bought 2,000 units of DY stock worth $189,620 on 30 May 2018.

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Who is Richard Sykes Dating?

Richard Sykes has kept his personal and love life private. He prefers not to tell the details of his marital status in the media. He is also a Reality Star who rose to fame following his appearance in the TV show, “Marrying Millions”, from where we can see, he started dating Erica who is about 45 years younger than him.

Richard Sykes with his girlfriend Erica in “Marrying Millions”

Richard Sykes married Mary Kirkby (1681-1714).  In 1770 he made a fortuitous marriage with Elizabeth Egerton of Tatton. Sykes was married to Ann, Lady Sykes (nee Fisher). The couple had three children. Lady Sykes died in 2018. Further details regarding his personal life are not available in the media.

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