Sir Lloyd Marshall Dorfman (born 25 August 1952) is a British entrepreneur and philanthropist. He founded Travelex (today part of Finablr), the world's largest retailer of foreign exchange.
According to The Sunday Times Rich List in 2020, Dorfman is worth £720 million.
Early life and education
Dorfman's family were Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe who came to London before The Great War. He was educated at St Paul's. He did not attend university.
In 1976, Dorfman started his own currency exchange business from one small shop based in Southampton Row in central London. The company spread to ports overseas, initially in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 1986, Dorfman won Travelex a landmark contract as the first non-bank foreign exchange provider at the newly opened Heathrow Terminal 4. The company expanded into airports worldwide, opening in the USA in 1989 shortly followed by Australia in 1990.
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