Deborah Meaden net worth: Dragon’s Den star’s fortune revealed – does it beat Peter Jones?


Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden is best known to telly fans for her role on the BBC two show as the tough, unflappable businesswoman in search of proof of a sound business plan in which to invest. Deborah, 60, has been a dragon on the show since the third series. She was born in Taunton in Somerset and has made her name off-screen in the fashion and entertainment business sector. Yet just how much is Deborah, who was also on Strictly Come Dancing’s 2013 series, worth?

Deborah Meaden net worth

Deborah Meaden is worth a reported $60million.

This roughly equates to £49,846,200.

This is in comparison to the £300million her co-star, Peter Jones, is worth.

He has made investments in media, entertainment and leisure and owns his own production company, Peter Jones TV.

Deborah meanwhile launched her own ceramics company, before embarking on a franchise for clothing company Stefanel and a prize Bingo concession at Butlins.

Se then moved into the family amusement arcade business.

Deborah progressed from the shop floor to be a Operations Director then Managing Director.

In 1992 she joined Weststar Holidays, a holiday park operator based in Devon, which she sold six years later in a reported £33million deal to Phoenix Equity Partners.

She became the sole female on the Dragon’s Den panel when she took over from Rachel Elnaugh in the third series, in 2006.

So far she has agreed investments in 63 businesses to the value of over £3.3million, making her the highest investor on the show by average.

Meanwhile, Dragons’ Den announced in April that Crafter’s Companion founder Sara Davies will be the new Dragon when the BBC business show returns this Sunday (August 11).

Davies, 35, is the youngest-ever Dragon on Dragons’ Den and will be replacing Jenny Campbell in the line-up that also includes Deborah Meaden, Tej Lalvani, Peter Jones and Touker Suleyman.

BBC Two called Davies a “formidable businesswoman” in a statement announcing her as the new Dragon.

Dragon’s Den returns tonight on BBC Two, at 8pm.


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