Ali Parsa moves to US after listing virtual GP firm Babylon | Business

The founder of a virtual GP service used by the NHS who fled to Britain aged 16 from the Iranian revolution before becoming one of the country’s richest businessmen has moved to the United States after the company opted to float in New York over London.

Ali Parsa, 57, has updated filings at Companies House to state the US as the country where he is a “usually resident”.

A spokesman declined to comment on the change, including Parsa’s tax status.

Babylon raised about $460 million when it floated on the New York stock exchange in October, via a blank-check company merger, eight years after it was founded by Parsa, its chief executive. Parsa had said he opted to list in New York over London because investors

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