Specsavers boss Mary Perkins who is Britain"s richest self-made woman shuns jet set lifestyle

Specsavers boss Mary Perkins who is Britain"s richest self-made woman shuns jet set lifestyle

“They say we”re billionaires”: Specsavers boss who is Britain”s richest self-made woman shuns jet set lifestyle

1:18 AM on 5th June 2011

A woman of vision: Britain

A woman of vision: Britain”s richest self-made woman Mary Perkins, founder of Specsavers, shuns the jet set and hasn”t moved house for 31 years

Spectacular: Mary Perkins and her husband Doug, pictured together in 1994, have lived in the same modest four-bedroom house in Guernsey for 31 years

Spectacular: Mary Perkins and her husband Doug, pictured together in 1994, have lived in the same modest four-bedroom house in Guernsey for 31 years

“Should”ve gone to Specsavers” is one of Britain”s most successful advertising slogans and has passed into common parlance

There are 654 Specsavers outlets across the UK and 1,450 worldwide selling 12 million spectacle frames a year

There are 654 Specsavers outlets across the UK and 1,450 worldwide selling 12 million spectacle frames a year