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Segway Owner Baby Boomer Jimi Heselden Dies September 27 2010


Jimi Heselden baby boomer Segway Owner Baby Boomer Jimi Heselden Dies September 27 2010

“There are people out there who are making money, and when times are good I honestly believe people have a moral obligation to use their wealth to help others,” Heselden told the Yorkshire Post earlier this year. “Life turned out pretty well for me, but I still work in the same area where I grew up, and everyday I see people who for whatever reason are down on their luck.”

Heselden, a former miner who left school at the age of 15, became a wealthy businessman, donating millions of pounds to charity. This month, he gave 10 million pounds ($16 million) to a community project which helps disadvantaged areas.

He made his fortune with Leeds-based Hesco Bastion, which developed a flat-pack wire mesh “blast wall” container, replacing the traditional sandbags, used by British and coalition troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Media reports said Heselden was one of Britain’s richest men, with a fortune put at 166 million pounds ($260 million).

James William “Jimi” Heselden OBE (Baby Boomer 1948 – 27 September 2010) was a British entrepreneur. A former coal miner, Heselden made his fortune manufacturing the Hesco bastion barrier system. In 2010 he bought Segway Inc., maker of the Segway personal transport system. Heselden was killed in 2010 from injuries apparently sustained while riding a Segway. His fortune was estimated at £166 million and he was ranked 395th in the Sunday Times Rich List.

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