Who is Kate McFarlane? Billionaire John Caudwell’s ex wife

KATE Caudwell is the ex-wife of billionaire John Caudwell, the co-founder of Phones 4u.

After 25 years of marriage, the couple split in 2001 and she is now known as Kate McFarlane.

Who is Kate McFarlane?

Kate was John's first wife – he then went on to have other relationships in the public eye.

After their divorce, Kate disappeared from media coverage.

Together they had three children, Rebekah (38), Libby (28) and Rufus (22).

His next partner was Jane Burgess (they have a daughter), then Claire Johnson (together they have a son).

In 2015 it emerged that Kate, John and their children had been diagnosed with Lyme disease, which if left untreated can have serious symptoms.

In total, 15 members of John's family have the disease and he has donated money to research, saying that he will leave most of his money in his will to charities rather than his children.

It's currently not known if Kate is dating someone else, but she hasn't had more children.

What is John Caudwell's net worth?

John Caudwell has an estimated worth of £1.576 billion since selling Phones4u.

He has a total of five children.

He identifies as a philanthropist and has said that while he will leave his children "filthy rich", his fortune is mostly going to other causes.

He has said leaving his children his whole fortune wouldn't "be good for them".

John has pledged 70 per cent of his wealth to charity and has two of his own charities, Caudwell Children and Lyme Co.

John is from Birmingham and now lives in Stoke-on-Trent in £12million Broughton Hall in Staffordshire.

He also has a £250million mansion in Mayfair, London.

He says he doesn't want to use his money unnecessarily, and often stays in bed and breakfasts for 40 euros a night.

In 2019 it was reported that he attended his ex Claire's 50th birthday, arriving in tow with his 36-year-old girlfriend Modesta Vzesniauskaite – they have a 31-year age gap.

She said she "thought he was a pauper" when they first met due to his lack of spending.

Modesta is an Olympian and they met at a cycling event – she had no idea of his fortune.

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