Deborah Meaden Net Worth is$60 Million
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Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur, Actor
Nationality: England
Date of Birth: 1959-02-11
Place of Birth: Taunton
Deborah Meaden Net Worth: Deborah Meaden is a British businesswoman who has a net worth of $60 million. Born Deborah Sonia Meaden on 11 February 1959, in Taunton, Somerset, England, she is most recently appreciated for her appearances on the second edition of BBC's "Dragon's Den". Meaden is also known for her numerous investments in various successful companies, as well as for launching her own glass and ceramics export company. Even though the company failed after just 18 months, Meaden went on to embark on a string of other business ventures that include a franchise for Italian clothing company Stefanel and a prize bingo concession at Butlins. Once she got several successful businesses under her belt, Deborah was confident enough to land a position in the family amusement arcade business. Starting on the shop floor, she moved up the corporate ladder to become an Operations Director and then a Managing Director. She led the multi-million pound family holiday business into a greater profits as she successfully completed a management buyout and later sold the company in a deal worth ?33 million while still retaining a 23% stake. Although she continued to have an active role at Weststar, Deborah has never ceased to find new potential investments. These include Dragons' Den, in which she is currently in her ninth series on the panel. She had another public exposure as part of the eleventh series of the BBC One talent show Strictly Come Dancing.
Deborah Sonia Meaden (born 11 February 1959) is a British businesswoman who ran a multi-million pound family holiday business, before completing a management buyout, but is now best known for her appearances on the BBC Two business programme Dragons' Den, and is currently starring in her ninth series on the panel.
Meaden recently starred in the eleventh series of the BBC One talent show Strictly Come Dancing.

Meaden was born in Somerset. Her parents divorced when she was young and her mother moved Deborah and her older sister Gail to Brightlingsea in Essex. Her mother remarried and had two more daughters (Cass and Emma) with Brian, the man Meaden calls Dad. Meaden went to the Godolphin School, Salisbury, for a brief period and then to Trowbridge High School.
On leaving school when she was 16, Meaden studied business at Brighton Technical College, after which she worked as a sales-room model in a fashion house. After graduation, she moved to Italy at 19 and set up a glass and ceramics export agency, which sold products to retailers including Harvey Nichols. The company failed after just 18 months.
Meaden and a partner bought one of the first Stefanel textile franchises in the UK, and which was based in the West Country; she sold out two years later to her partner for ??10,000. She then had several successful leisure and retail businesses including a spell operating a prize bingo at Butlins in Minehead.
In 1988 she joined her family's business to run its amusement arcade operations and in 1992 joined Weststar Holidays, a family holiday park operator based in Exeter, Devon but with its major sites based in South West England. In 1999 she led a management buyout and acquired the majority shareholding. By the time she sold the company 6 years later the Weststar was providing holidays for more than 150,000 people each year with an EBITDA in excess of ??11m. In 2005 she made a partial exit when Weststar was sold in a deal worth ??33 million to Phoeni

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