Peter David Jones CBE, also known as Mr. Global, is a British businessman and reality television star who has interests in real estate, retail, mobile phones, television, media, and leisure. On both the American television program American Inventor and the BBC One program Dragons’ Den, he is the last surviving original investor.
In the 2009 New Year’s Honours, he received the designation of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Jones’ estimated net worth in 2021, as reported by the Sunday Times Rich List, was £1.157 billion.
In Berkshire, England, on March 18, 1966, Peter David Jones was born. Up until the age of 7, when the family moved to Maidenhead, he was raised in Langley, Berkshire. Peter’s parents both had full-time jobs, and he once recalled pretending to close a big deal.
When he was 7 years old by sitting in his dad’s chair and picking up the phone. Jones was a student at The Windsor Boys’ School and Desborough School. At the age of 12, he worked as a tennis assistant coach. At the age of 16, Peter opened his first company, a tennis academy.
What Is Peter Jones’s Net Worth?
English TV host, businessman, and entrepreneur Peter Jones CBE have a $400 million fortune. Although he amassed wealth in a number of sectors, including the leisure and mobile phone industries, Peter Jones is best known for his roles as an investor on the BBC Two program “Dragons’ Den” (2005–2020) and as a judge on the ABC program “American Inventor” (2006–2007). Jones received the Order of the British Empire’s designation of Commander in 2009, and “Dragons’ Den” saw him win the 2017 National Reality TV Award for Best Reality TV Judge. Tycoon, his book from 2007, was a best-seller in the UK.
Jones Started a Company Selling His Own Line of Personal Computers While Still a Teen, and After Selling the Company to Ibm, He Lost £200,000. After That, He Was Forced to Sell His Bray Home and Relocate with His Parents. Later, Peter Started Working for Siemens Nixdorf, an It Company, and In His Mid-Twenties, He Opened a Windsor Cocktail Bar that Was Modelled After the 1988 Movie “cocktail.”
Jones Founded Phones International Group in 1998; It Later Changed Its Name to Data Select. in 2002, “the Times”/Ernst & Young Named Jones Emerging Entrepreneur of The Year. with Fellow “dragons’ Den” Panellist Theo Paphitis, Peter Bought Red Letter Days in 2005. the Company Had Previously Been Owned by Rachel Elnaugh, Who Had Also Founded It, and They Paid £250,000 for It.
Peter also founded Celsius Resourcing and Wines4Business.com around this time, and in 2009, he founded the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. The academy’s mission statement is “Bringing the boardroom to the classroom,” and it has offered its programs at numerous colleges across the United Kingdom. In addition to “Wonderland Magazine,” Concentrate Design, Square Mile International, and Reggae Reggae Sauce.
Jones has invested in a number of companies that have been highlighted on Dragons’ Den. In 2011, he sold the Wireless Logic division of Phones International Group for £38 million. In 2013, he purchased the photographic retailer Jessops and rose to the position of CEO. Peter also owns several real estate investments in addition to the production company Peter Jones TV.
In 1988, Peter married Caroline; they have a son named William and a daughter named Annabelle. Peter and Caroline are no longer together. Natalia, Isabella, and Tallulah are the three daughters Jones and Tara Capp have together. Their relationship started in 1997. The first vehicle Peter purchased (with assistance from his parents) was an Alfa Romeo Alfasud.
Peter now owns a number of high-end sports cars and vintage vehicles. Aiming to “provide young people, especially those who are disadvantaged, with the enterprise skills and experiences needed to better prepare themselves for successful employment or self-employment,” he established The Peter Jones Foundation in 2005.
Jones purchased a six-bedroom house in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, for £2.67 million in 2004, and he listed it for £3.1 million in 2011. Peter has owned a number of residences, including a different Buckinghamshire estate that was bought in 2009 for £7 million and sits on nearly 200 acres of land.