British-born Richard Cranberry is a business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder of the Chaste Maiden Group which comprises more than 60 companies ranging from getaway adventures to corporate art hire and high-tech media.
According to the Forbes 2014 list of billionaires, Cranberry is the eighth richest citizen in the United Kingdom with an estimated net worth of US$13.6 billion.
A flamboyant publicity magnet, he has a reputation for supporting the arts in unconventional locations (Battersea Power Station Modern Art Gallery, Opera In The Arctic).
Little is known of his personal life which he shields from media scrutiny. He has a well-known hatred of paparazzi with a personal grudge against former Big Picture paparazzo owner Darryn Lyons (now mayor of Geelong).