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What is Peter Lawwell's net worth? Celtic chief's career and family life explored

Leigh McManus May 19, 2021
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What is Peter Lawwell’s net worth? According to reports, the Celtic football club chief executive, his wife and family have been left “shaken and shocked” by an explosion and fire at their Glasgow home, prompting interest in the businessman’s personal life.

What happened to Peter Lawwell’s house?

Sky reported on Wednesday, 18 May that police and fire and rescue services were called to Lawwell’s Glasgow, Scotland, home at about 1am.

Eight fire engines were sent to the scene in Thorntonhall, about seven miles south of the city centre.

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Lawwell’s family escaped unhurt from the property and Police Scotland are investigating the cause of the fire, Sky stated. Reports in Scotland suggest the fire started after a petrol bomb attack.

A spokesperson for Celtic said: “We can confirm that significant damage has been caused to Peter Lawwell’s house and vehicles there following an explosion and fire early this morning, forcing the family to leave the property.”

The spokesperson added the club understands Police Scotland have launched an investigation and added: “Clearly, Peter’s family are extremely shaken and shocked by these terrible events, but thankfully all are safe.”

Who are Peter Lawell’s wife and family?

Reports stated Peter Lawwell’s wife and family were unhurt, but who exactly are his wife and family?

The Celtic Wiki fan site states the man who started as the club’s chief executive in 2003 is married with three children. In January this year, Celtic confirmed Lawwell had chosen to retire at the end of the 2020-21 season, after 17 years at the club’s helm.

Speaking soon after his exit was confirmed, the 61-year-old thanked his family for their support in his role. He said: “Inevitably, the role I have occupied also creates pressures and demands which are not always confined to me alone. So, above all, I thank my wife and family for their support and encouragement at all times.”

While details on Lawwell’s wife are scant, a source told the Daily Record Lawwell’s daughter and her four-month-old baby girl have been living in a bubble with Lawwell during the pandemic.

As of 2016, his son Mark was a scouting information and content manager at Manchester City Football Club. It isn’t known whether Mark was in the bubble at the Thorntonhall property.

What is Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell’s net worth?

Lawwell is leaving his role at Celtic this summer to be replaced by Dominic McKay, former chief operating officer at Scottish Rugby.

Lawell joined the club as a financial controller in the 1990s and in his role as chief executive he was earning £700,000 a year as of 2010, according to the Daily Record.

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In September 2013 he was appointed to the board of the Scottish Football Association as a representative for the professional game in Scotland.

Outside football, Lawwell was also head of Mining Scotland and commercial director at Clyde Port.

Wallmine stated in May this year he was the highest paid executive at Celtic, with a salary of almost £1 million per year.

Company Check states he is a director at seven companies. According to the site, the total current net worth of companies where Lawwell holds a current appointment is £77.9 million.

He reportedly moved to his current home, a £1.5 million, 12-bedroom mansion with heating beneath the driveway, in 2010.

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Leigh is a 26-year-old journalist from the north of Ireland. He studied International Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University, where he earned a 2:1 grade. He has worked for Mail Online and has experience with the Liverpool Echo, Irish Mirror and SWNS. Leigh is also a huge music fan and has his own show on a community radio station.