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Bet365 boss earns £469m in a single year

Bet365 boss earns £469m in a single year

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PAThe boss of the gambling firm Bet365 has been awarded one of the biggest pay packets in UK corporate history.The highest paid director of Bet365 Group - believed to be founder and majority shareholder Denise Coates CBE - earned a salary of £421m in the year ending 29 March.She also earned £48m in dividends, taking her total pay to £469m. The company said the arrangements were "appropriate and fair", despite sales falling at the firm last year.But campaign group the High Pay Centre said it was "appallingly inefficient for single individuals to hoard wealth in this way".Ms Coates, who founded the Bet365 website 20 years ago in Stoke-on-Trent, has been the UK's highest paid boss for several years. How Bet365's Denise Coates hit her own jackpotShe is also one of Britain's wealthiest women an...