Deborah Meaden net worth: English businesswoman and the founder of multi-million pound family holiday business, Deborah Meaden has a net worth of $60 million.
Born on February 11, 1959, Deborah Sonia Meaden is best known for running a multi-million pound family holiday business before completing a management buyout. Meaden graduated from Brighton Technical College and worked as a sales-room model in a fashion house before setting up a glass and ceramics export agency in Italy. The business failed and she partnered to buy one of first Stefanel textile franchises in UK. She sold it for £10,000 in just two years to rise ahead in her business career.
A proud owner of several successful leisure and retail businesses like Prize Bingo at Butlins, she joined her family’s business in 1988 and led a management buyout to acquire most of the shareholding of Weststar Holidays. She worked for 6 years and made a partial exit with a deal worth £33 million and 23% of stakes. Her stakes were liquidated in 2008 at about £19m.
Meaden moved ahead further in business with Fox Brothers, a West Country textile and has been involved in several online store selling business. Meaden is best known today for her appearance as a ‘dragon’ on the BBC Two program Dragon’s Den. As of 2015, Meaden has agreed 34 businesses to the value of over £2m and has been longer than other ‘dragon’s on the show.
Meaden also appeared on BBC One dancing show Stricly Come Dancing where she partnered Robin Windsor. Married to Paul Meaden, the couple first separated as she did not want a family before getting hitched in 1993.
A forerunner woman in business, Deborah Meaden has made her wealth and fortunes from several businesses through the years. As in 2015, Meaden’s net worth is valued at $60 million.
Quick facts about Deborah Meaden
Full Name: Deborah Sonia Meaden
Date of Birth: February 11, 1959
Place of Birth: Somerset, England
Education: Brighton Technical College
Marital status: Married (Paul Meaden)
Astrological sign: Aquarius