Dragons' Den cast 2019: Who are the stars of Dragons' Den?

BBC Two is currently airing episodes of Dragons’ Den 2019 on Sundays at 7pm. Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Jenny Campbell are the current stars of the business show, where they are known as ‘Dragons’. Campbell, however, will be leaving the cast at the end of this series of Dragons’ Den.

Who is Jenny Campbell?

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

The 55-year-old worked her way up from a cash counter at a bank to become a leading financier, who sold her business for £50 million in 2016.

Campbell once told Radio Times that her net worth is: “Anything from nought to 50 [million].”

She 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.”

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eborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Jenny Campbell are the Dragons (Image: BBC)

Who is Tej Lalvani?

Lalvani is the CEO the vitamins brand Vitabiotics which manufacture Wellwoman, Perfectil, and Pregnacare among other brands.

According to Spear’s Magazine, his net worth is £275 million, while Vitabiotics turnover is £300million per annum.

His vitamins are on sale in 100 countries and are endorsed by some big name sportspeople and celebrities.

The 44-year-old businessman lives in London with his wife, with whom he also runs a property investment business.

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Jenny Campbell is leaving the cast of Dragons’ Den (Image: BBC)

Who is Touker Suleyman?

Touker Suleyman is a fashion magnate who owns brands like Hawes & Curtis, Ghost and Low Profile Holdings.

The Cyprus-born business joined Dragons’ Den in 2015, and has invested in nine businesses during his time on the show.

Though his current net worth is unknown, the 2016 Sunday Times Rich List had it at £200 million, while in 2018 Spear’s said he was worth £150 million.

Aside from his business, Suleyman lives in London and has two daughters.

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Deborah Meaden has been on Dragons’ Den since season 3 (Image: BBC)

Who is Deborah Meaden?

Deborah Meaden is a full-time investor and TV personality, having appeared on shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Murder in Successville while managing her portfolio of brands.

The Richest estimates that Meaden, 59, is worth about £50 million.

She first appeared on Dragons’ Den in 2006, and during her time on the BBC series she has made deals with over 60 business owners, investing over £3 million.

The businesswoman was born in Somerset, where she still lives with her husband.

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Peter Jones has been on Dragons’ Den since its first series (Image: BBC)

Who is Peter Jones?

Peter Jones, 52, has been on Dragons’ Den since the very first season in 2005.

On the show, he has made deals worth £4 million to over 60 businesses.

Outside of Dragons’ Den, he owns a telecoms business, lives in Buckinghamshire and has five children.

If the 2018 Rich List is to be believed, he is the richest of all the Dragons’ with his net worth of £485m making him the UK’s 266th richest person.

Dragons’ Den 2019 continues on Sunday at 7pm on BBC Two

source: express.co.uk