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About

Jamie Waller is a British entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor.

Jamie was born in Bethnal Green, London and grew up as part of the Hackney charity for disadvantaged children, The Imps. He left school at 16 with no qualifications and made his first million by the age of 22. In 2016 and 2017, Jamie sold businesses that were valued at over £40m. Jamie now holds a mixture of controlling and non-controlling equity stakes in many UK-based businesses and a large UK residential and commercial property portfolio.

1979

Born in London’s East End


1985

Joined the East London charity: The Imps Motorcycle Display Team


1996

Left school and The Imps


1998

Set up first business


1999

Sold first business


2004

Became Chairman of The Imps charity


To find out more about The Imps Motorcycle Display Team, click here

2010

Attended Cranfield School of Management, Business Growth Program


To find out more about Cranfield’s Business Growth Programme, click here

2014

Attended Stanford University, Executive Program for Growing Companies


To find out more about Stanford’s Executive Program for Growing Companies, click here

2016

Sold second business


2016

Attended London Business School, Executive MBA Program


To find out more about London Business School’s Executive MBA Program, click here 

2016

Dropped out of London Business School


2017

Sold third business


2017

Set up The Jamie Waller Foundation to support less advantaged children and young adults


2017

Became Patron of The Prince's Trust


To find out more about the Prince’s Trust, click here

2017

Launched Firestarters