Hans Snook Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Hans Snook

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Hans Snook is a British businessman. He is best known for his time as the founder (with Graham Howe) and chief executive of the British mobile phone company Orange.

Early life

NameHans Snook
Net Worth$3 billion
Salary$50 million
Age74 years
Hans Snook net worth 2022

Hans Roger Snook was born on May 26, 1948 (age 74 years) in Dissen, Germany. He is the son of a German mother and a British father and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where he went to the University of British Columbia.


Hans Snook began a career in hotel management, which led him to Calgary for six years. In 1983, he set off on a round-the-world trip, which was cut short when he arrived in Hong Kong and became chief executive of a wireless paging business (which subsequently became part of the Hutchison Whampoa Group).

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Snook was despatched to the UK in 1992 where he closed Hutchison’s Rabbit CT2 phone network and directed efforts to develop the UK’s fourth mobile phone network.

On 28 April 1994, Orange was launched. Within five years the company had developed an enviable reputation as well as a growing international presence.

In October 1999, Mannesmann of Germany purchased Orange plc, in a failed attempt to challenge Vodafone as the world’s leading mobile phone company. This set off a chain of events that resulted in France Télécom taking ownership of Orange, and in 2001 Snook stepped down as a special advisor to Orange.


Hans Snook’s public involvement since then in the UK telecoms industry was as chairman of Carphone Warehouse between 2002 and 2005. On stepping down from this post he was appointed non-executive chairman of Monstermob Group plc, the ringtone company.

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Snook was a director of The Diagnostic Clinic Ltd from 2002, providing health screening linked to alternative medicine, and its parent company The Integrated Health Consultancy Limited. Both companies entered liquidation in 2012 with aggregate debts of £8.6 million, of which £7.2m was owed to Snook.

He stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.


Hans Snook is married to Helen Snook, they married in the 1900s. His wife is a businesswoman and a former Orange employee. The couple is living a happy life with each other without facing any problems, tension and misunderstandings. Snook hasn’t shared the information related to his first wife’s parents and siblings. As of 2022, he and his wife Helen Snook are still married and hasn’t disclosed their children’s life to the public.

Hans Snook net worth

How much is Hans Snook worth? Hans Snook net worth is estimated at around $3 billion. His main source of income is from his career as a businessman. Snook salary and other career earnings are over $50 million annually. He is one of the richest and influential businessmen in the United Kingdom.