Sam Waley-Cohen is one of the wealthiest jockeys, as well as one of the most popular. Sam Waley-net Cohen’s worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.
In 2007, Waley-Cohen was featured in the sports sections after finishing fifth in the Grand National on his father’s horse Liberthine. He won the 2010 King George VI Chase on Long Run in January 2011, preventing Kauto Star from winning the race for the fifth year in a row.
On Long Run, Sam Waley-Cohen won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2011.
He is the first amateur jockey to win the event in 30 years. They came in third place to Synchronised and Bobs Worth in the 2012 and 2013 races, respectively.
Waley-Cohen announced his retirement in 2022, and that his ride on Noble Yeats in the Grand National that year would be his final, which he won at final odds of 50/1.
He was also the most successful course jockey of the modern period, having finished second in the 2011 Grand National on Oscar Time and winning seven races on the Grand National track from 41 rides.
Waley-Cohen began his career in London with Louis Dreyfus Trading Ltd, where he worked in the successful sugar trading section. Since starting the firm in 2009, Waley-Cohen has grown the Portman Dentalcare chain of dental practices.
By March 2011, the company had expanded to eight dental clinics with 170 employees, and by 2013, it had expanded to 15 dental practices. In 2011, he was nominated as Spears’ young entrepreneur of the year for his entrepreneurial activities.
By 2020, the Portman Group would have grown to over 160 clinics and be active throughout Europe.
Waley-Cohen is the son of Felicity Ann (Samuel) and businessman, racehorse breeder and trainer Robert Waley-Cohen, and the nephew of theatre owner and producer Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen Bt. Joanna Waley-Cohen, provost at NYU Shanghai and collegiate professor and professor of history in the NYU History Department in New York, and the grandson of Lord Mayor of London, Sir Bernard Waley-Cohen.
Marcus Samuel, 1st Viscount Bearsted, the founder of Shell Oil, was his great-great-grandfather. Waley-Cohen attended Oxford’s Dragon School and St Edward’s School before attending the University of Edinburgh.
In 2012, Waley-Cohen married Annabel Ballin.
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