On March 18, 1966, in Berkshire, England, Peter Jones was born. Peter was born and raised in Langley, Berkshire, and then moved to Maidenhead when he was seven years old. He attended Desborough School and, afterward, The Windsor Boys’ School. A billionaire businessman, reality television star, and entrepreneur from Britain is Peter David Jones, CBE.
He is the final surviving original investor on the BBC One series Dragons’ Den and American Inventor and the BBC One series Dragons’ Den and American Inventor, and he is the final surviving original investor. He received the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) designation in the 2009 New Year’s Honours.
His two interests—tennis and business—made him money when he was a teen. Being an accomplished tennis player himself, he taught instruction. Jones owned his own home and was married by the age of 21. In his mid-twenties, Jones began manufacturing PCs after attempting several different businesses. Then, having been moved by Tom Cruise’s film “Cocktail,” he founded a cocktail bar.
Personal Life of Peter Jones
He married Caroline in 1988, and the two of them have two children: William and Annabelle. Peter and Caroline are no longer married, and they have filed for divorce. Three children, Isabella, Natalia, and Tallulah, were born to Jones and Tara Capp after their 1997 wedding.
With the help of his parents, Peter was able to acquire his first automobile, an Alfa Romeo Alfasud. Peter currently has a collection of classic sports cars. He backs the squad, Chelsea.
According to the mission statement on the foundation’s official website, he founded The Peter Jones Foundation in 2005 with the intention of “granting young people, particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds, with the entrepreneurship skills and experiences they need to properly equip themselves for successful employment or self-employment.”
Peter Jones’ Career
Jones served on the Dragons’ Den panel and co-founded the Phones International Group. He subsequently opened Cocktail in Windsor, a cocktail club modeled after the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail. In 2005, he acquired Red Letter Days from Rachel Elnaugh after it had failed under her management.
Jones established the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy to train entrepreneurs in the UK. The academy includes campuses in Oxford, Southend, Manchester, Sheffield, and Amersham. Jones took over as the owner and CEO of Jessops in the United Kingdom. Jones and his partner Theo Paphitis nearly fell for an accountant’s two-month scheme to falsify checks.
Major Television & Media Appearances of Peter Jones
1. Dragons’ Den
Jones is the only surviving original Dragon from the BBC’s Dragons’ Den series, which premiered in 2005 and has since produced nineteen episodes. Duncan Bannatyne, a former dragon who appeared on the show from 2005 to 2014, and Jones frequently clashed.
2. American Inventor
In March 2006, Simon Cowell, Fremantle, and Peter Jones Television co-produced the television program “American Inventor,” which debuted on the network. With a 7.8 average rating and 13 percent in the first episode, ABC outperformed competing networks. Jones served as a judge on the 2007 television program.
3 . Tycoon
In 2006, Jones spoke on GMTV about his upcoming ITV series Tycoon and the Dragons’ Den. There were 2.1 million viewers, which is more than for both The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den’s UK premieres. On July 9th, 2007, Tycoon made a comeback for the 10 o’clock hour in a 30-minute format. Tycoon served as an inspiration for the now third-year-old program Tycoon in Schools.
Major Events Timeline
At the age of 16, Jones established a company where he produced personal computers under his own brand.
Midway through his twenties, he launched a Windsor cocktail bar inspired by the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail. He sold it to IBM, but after doing so, he suffered a loss of £200,000.
In 2005, Jones and Theo Paphitis, two other Dragons’ Den panelists, acquired the failing gift experience company Red Letter Days from Rachel Elnaugh, another Dragons’ Den participant.
Between 2004 and 2008, Jones launched further companies, such as Celsius, a specialized staffing firm focusing primarily on biotechnologists, and Wines4Business.com, an online store specializing in the selling of wine and champagne to corporate clients.
To promote entrepreneurial skills in the UK, Jones established the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (PJEA, formerly NEA) in 2009. Amersham, Sheffield, Southend, Manchester, and Oxford are just a few of the UK cities where PJEA maintains campuses.
It was revealed in 2017 that Jones and Theo Paphitis, his Dragon’s Den and Red Letter Days partner, came dangerously close to being conned by an accountant who faked checks over the course of two months.
Peter Jones’ Net Worth
Peter Jones’ estimated $400 Million net worth as of November 2022. Jones is reported to be worth £1.157 billion in 2021. An established businessman, entrepreneur, and television personality in England with a $400 million fortune is known as Peter Jones CBE.
Although Jones has amassed wealth in a number of enterprises, including the mobile phone and leisure sectors, he is most known for his roles as an investor on BBC.