Peter Jones net worth: Whopping fortune the Dragons' Den star has made from businesses


Peter Jones, 53, is best-known to British TV fans for his role on BBC Two show, Dragons’ Den, on which he is an original Dragon. Yet the businessman, who was born in Maidenhead on March 18, 1966, had his sights set on a career on the tennis court, rather than the boardroom, initially. He set up his own tennis academy aged 16, shortly followed by a cocktail bar in Windsor. Yet he is loved by legions of TV fans for his role as an investor on BBC Two show, Dragons’ Den, which begins again tonight – just how has this added to his fortune?

Peter Jones net worth

Peter Jones has an estimated net worth of £500 million.

This amounts to the equivalent of £332 million.

It has not all been plain sailing, though, prior to making his millions.

Peter, aged 28, was forced to move back in with his parents after the collapse of his computer company, which forced the sale of his cocktail bar.

He began working with Siemens Nixdorf Informationsysteme before starting his next firm, Phones International Group in April 1998.

During the first seven years, the group turnover was £150million in excess.

As well as his business interests, the dad of five, who lives in South Buckinghamshire, also has a strong presence in the media.

He owns TV production company Peter Jones TV as well as starring on shows including American Investor and Peter Jones meets.

He has also starred on the series, Tycoon.

Tej Lalvani, Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman and Jenny Campbell are the Dragons’ Den stars.

Dragons’ Den, however, this series appointed a new cast member following the departure of Campbell.

Jenny announced earlier in 2019 that this season would be her last, saying in a statement: “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.”

Jenny Campbell, who was once named Business Woman of the Year in 2014, is the founder of cash machine supplier business YourCash Europe.

Dragons’ Den starts on Sunday 11 August at 8pm on BBC Two.


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