Net Worth: $400 Million
Peter David Jones CBE was born on the 18th of March 1966. He is a British entrepreneur, businessman, and reality television personality with interests in mobile phones, television, media, leisure, retail, and property. He is the last remaining original investor on the BBC Two television show Dragons’ Den and on American television series American Inventor .He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours. According to the Sunday Times Rich List in 2020, Jones was worth an estimated £450 million, a £40 million decrease from the previous year. Jones grew up in Langley, Berkshire, before moving to Maidenhead when he was seven, and attended Desborough School and, subsequently, The Windsor Boys’ School . He is of English and Russian descent.
He set up a business in which he made personal computers under his own brand when he was only 16 years old. However, he lost £200,000 after deciding to sell it to IBM. In an interview with The Times , Jones once said his computer business failed when he was in his twenties; he was forced to give up his three-bedroom home in Bray and his cars, and had to move back in with his parents. He then joined Siemens Nixdorf. In his mid-twenties, he opened a cocktail bar in Windsor based on the Tom Cruise film Cocktail.
After Siemens acquisition, he set up his next venture ‘Phones International Group’ in April 1998. In the summer of 2005, Jones, together with Theo Paphitis, a fellow panellist on Dragons’ Den , bought gift experience company Red Letter Days from another fellow panellist Rachel Elnaugh, under whose ownership it had collapsed.