Paul Raymond is an alias of Geoffrey Anthony Quinn born in 1925 in Liverpool, England. He adopted the name Paul Raymond in 1947.
He is an English pornographer, property developer and owner of the Raymond Revuebar strip club and several major English erotic magazines such as Razzle and Mayfair. He regularly appears on UK rich lists and is a widely believed to be a billionaire.
Raymond started out by opening the Revuebar in 1957, which continues to the present day. He has sometimes been presented as being the English equivalent of Hugh Hefner or Larry Flynt in the USA, but is quite different in nature, partly due to the more restrictive obscenity laws of the UK. Like them however, he has played a role in the debate over pornography.
In recent years however, his fortunes have waned due to competition from magazines that are not as explicitly sexual.
Raymond long ago diversified beyond pornography, and has many millions tied up in property and real estate, most notably in Soho.
Raymond groomed his only daughter Debbie as his business succesor but she died in the 1990s.
He is listed at on the Sunday Times Rich List 2004 and valued at £600 million, although it has been claimed that this is a fraction of his wealth.