Sir Thomas Lipton 1st Baronet KCVO
(1850-1931)

Died aged c. 81

Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, 1st Baronet, KCVO (10 May 1848 – 2 October 1931) was a Scotsman of Irish parentage who was a self-made man, as company founder of Lipton Tea, merchant, philanthropist and yachtsman who lost 5 straight America's Cup matches. He engaged in extensive advertising for his chain of grocery stores and his brand of Lipton teas. He boasted that his secret for success was selling the best goods at the cheapest prices, harnessing the power of advertising, and always being optimistic. He was the most persistent challenger in the history of the America's Cup yacht race.

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In this house lived Sir Thomas Lipton (1850-1931) philanthropist, grocer and yachtsman

Oakdale, Southgate, N14, London, United Kingdom where they lived