Net Worth: $250 Million
- Source of Wealth Hesco Bastion
- Birth Place Halton Moor, Leeds, England, UK
- Marital Status Married to Julie
- Full Name James William Heselden
- Nationality United Kingdom
- Date of Birth March 27, 1948
- Occupation Founder of Hesco Bastion Ltd.
About Jimi Heselden
Jimi Heselden was a successful British entrepreneur who has an estimated net worth of $250 million. He used to be a coal miner who made his fortune when he founded Hesco Bastion Ltd. in 1989 so he could manufacture his invention. It is a manufacturing company that makes sand-filled containers which are used as barriers in war. It is also utilized for flood control and management as well as to limit erosion.
Mr. Heselden bought Segway Inc., the maker of the Segway personal transport system, in 2010. However, he died in the same year after suffering from injuries that he sustained when he fell from a cliff while riding a Segway.
Born James William Heselden on March 27, 1948 in Halton Moor, Leeds, England, UK, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) during the 2006 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the Defense industry and to Charity. He has donated around $2.3 million to the Help for Heroes fund in 2008 through a charity auction bid for nine people to fly with the Red Arrows. In the same year, he created the Hesco Bastion Fund with an estimated $16 million donation to the Leeds Community Foundation. Another $4.5 million was added to the foundation in 2009 and $10 million in 2010.