Known best as the spouse of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, this English businessman made millions through his management of the Atlas company. He later worked for Attwoods, Quinton Hazell, Halfords, and other major businesses.
Before beginning his business career, he served during World War II in the Royal Engineers and Royal Artillery regiments.
In the early years of his marriage to Margaret Thatcher, he paid for his wife's study of law.
His first marriage, to Margaret Doris Kempson, ended in divorce in 1948. The following year, he met Margaret Hilda Roberts (later Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher); the pair married in 1951 and welcomed twins Mark and Carol in 1953.
He and his wife were fond of American President George H.W. Bush and of Bush's first lady, Barbara Bush.