Irvine Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw
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Irvine Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw

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Born Dec 22, 1943
Age 70

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Irvine Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw.

CHILDHOOD

1942 Birth Born on December 22, 1942.

THIRTIES

1973 30 Years Old After graduation, Laidlaw turned a small US publishing company bought in 1973 into the Institute for International Research, the world's largest conference organiser.

FIFTIES

2001 58 Years Old After calling off a £500m flotation in 2001 when the market plunged, he sold in 2005 for a sum believed to be in the order of £768m.

LATE ADULTHOOD

One of the largest financial backers of the UK's Conservative Party, Laidlaw was made a life peer as Baron Laidlaw, of Rothiemay in Banffshire in June 2004. … Read More
In 2007, he set up the Laidlaw Youth Trust which from 2007 to 2009 spent over £6million in Scotland on good causes related to disadvantaged children and young people.
2008 65 Years Old 1 More Event
Laidlaw donated £25,000 to the 2008 London Mayoral election campaign of Boris Johnson. … Read More
2009 66 Years Old He closed the Trust in 2009 because he was spending more time in South Africa and said he wanted to focus his charitable giving there.
2010 67 Years Old In 2010 following the enactment of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 he stepped down from his seat in the House of Lords in order to maintain his non-domiciled status and so be able to avoid paying UK residents' taxes.
2012 69 Years Old …  In the Sunday Times Rich List 2012 ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK he was placed 105th with an estimated fortune of £745 million. … Read More
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