Wayne Lineker’s net worth is a reported £30 million

Wayne Lineker has a business empire stretching back to 1988 and a sizeable net worth.

Brother of ex-footballer and TV presenter Gary Lineker, Wayne has made his own name on the nightlife scene in Ibiza.

He is perhaps best known for owning Ibiza's Ocean Beach Club and is a stark contrast in the public sphere to his brother.

The two were reported to have begun work on ending a feud that started when Gary first began dating his second wife, Danielle.

Away from family life, Wayne has garnered a huge business empire, specialising in night life and is the owner of places that are often well-known celebrity haunts.

So how did he earn such a big fortune?

Wayne Lineker's net worth

The World News reports his net worth to be around £30million. He also owns the restaurant Essex House 152 in Chingford and his empire also spans Ibiza, Zante and Paphos.

He left school at the age of 14 to go and work with his father in the family business, where brother Gary also worked. It seems that it is here where the young Leicester man earned a flair for business.

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Wayne's father, Barry, was a greengrocer who ran the Lineker market stall in Leicester for many years.

thegenealogist.co.uk said: "Barry, was a greengrocer who ran the Lineker market stall in Leicester for many years. [He] would receive help on the market stall from both his sons. This continued even when Gary became a professional footballer, when he would assist the family on the stall in the summer break.

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Lineker, 59, opened Lineker's Bar in Tenerfie 1988.

According to the Express, Lineker’s Bar now has branches on the Costa del Sol in Majorca, Puerto Banus near Marbella in Spain and Ibiza.

Theo Campbell case

It was recently reported that Wayne's club Wayne's O Beach was being sued by former Love Island star Theo Campbell after being hit in the eye by a champagne cork.

Theo, 30, said he needed surgery in 2019 after the cork is said to have split his eyeball, as well as several stitches.

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Campbell's case against Ice Mountain Ibiza SL, who run the club, sees him seeking a reported "hundreds of thousands" in damages.

Ice Mountain Ibiza SL, the company which trades as O Beach Ibiza, denies all liability.

In a statement, Campbell's representatives at law firm Irwin Mitchell, said: "Theo, 30, suffered a forceful blunt trauma to his right eye with a ruptured cornea, which required 11 stitches, as well as a lacerated eyelid when he was hit in the eye by a cork from a bottle during an official Champagne spray party organised by the venue.

Wayne Lineker controversy

Lineker has often courted controversy since becoming well-known.

Last year he was video picking a date by pushing rejected women into the swimming pool behind them.

He later responded on Instagram: "I’m still here and going nowhere.️ I was trending No1 in the UK on twitter yesterday with 75% love and 25% hate.

"But it was the hate that sparked the trending. It’s the 75 that I care about.

"The rest of you mean absolutely nothing to me and never will so hate all you like. Just please remember I have children that I love and care about and your weirdo basement loser comments may hurt them and that’s not cool.

"Thing is 25 you all come and ask me for a pic pretending we’re mates. What’s that about?"

In 2006, Lineker was jailed for a £220,000 tax fraud.

The bar owner was jailed for two and a half years and was also ordered to pay a £90,000 confiscation order.

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