PETER Jones is best known for being one of the dragons on well-loved BBC show Dragons’ Den.
But how did the businessman make his fortune? Here’s what we know about Peter…
Who is Peter Jones? What is his background?
Peter David Jones, CBE was born March 18, 1966 in Maidenhead – making him 53.
He is a British entrepreneur and businessman with interests in mobile phones, television, media, leisure and property.
Also, he is the last original panellist on Dragons’ Den and on American television series American Inventor.
Peter was awarded a CBE in the 2009 New Year Honours and he has an estimated net worth of £332 million
He made his money through companies like Phones International Group, Red Letter Day and the Peter Jones TV production company.
The businessman also has a broad portfolio of properties.
Is Peter Jones married?
The TV star lives in Beaconsfield with his partner Tara and their three children Natalie, Isabella and Tallulah.
Peter was married previously to Caroline with whom he has two children, William and Annabelle.
He is a passionate car enthusiast and he owns several classic and luxury sports cars.
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What is Dragons’ Den?
Budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multimillionaires who are willing to invest their own cash to kick-start the businesses.
After each pitch, the Dragons have the opportunity to ask questions about the venture.
The entrepreneurs don’t always have to answer, but of course, what they choose not to address could very well affect the outcome.
A Dragon who, having heard the pitch, does not wish to invest, must declare themselves “out”, implying that they leave the discussion.
Supplement supremo Tej Lalvani and cashpoint queen Jenny Campbell, serial investor Deborah Meaden and fashion retail tycoon Touker Suleyman are the Dragons’ Den stars.
However, in the BBC appointed a new cast member to replace Jenny after she announced her departure in early 2019.
A statement released by the star, read: “It has been a tough decision to step down but I now want to focus on my new role with the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Fellowship Programme which supports young entrepreneurs in setting up and growing their own businesses.”