What is the age of new Dragons’ Den businessman Steven Bartlett?
STEVEN BARTLETT is the show’s youngest ever entrepreneur, but how old is he?
Steven Bartlett is the latest in a long line of entrepreneurs to join the legendary BBC series Dragons’ Den, and he promises to shake things up by bringing a new perspective to the show.
He is the youngest businessman to ever sit in the den, as a former fan of the BBC series.
Following Tej Lalvani’s departure after Series 18, Steven Bartlett will join the line-up of dragons for this year’s series.
At only 28 years old when Series 19 was filmed, the Botswana-born businessman is the youngest dragon in the series’ history.
The businessman, now 29, was raised in Manchester and now works for a number of companies throughout the United Kingdom.
He’s even written a book, Happy Sexy Millionaire: Unexpected Truths about Fulfillment, Love, and Success, which he self-published.
Bartlett founded one of the most successful social media companies in the UK, Social Chain, from his bedroom.
He did this at the age of 21 before going public with the company, which is now valued at £400 million.
Bartlett dropped out of college to pursue his business dreams, eventually becoming a motivational speaker and influencer.
He currently has 1.2 million Instagram followers, and he uses the platform to share positive messages based on his own business experiences.
In 2021, Bartlett expanded his business empire by launching Thirdweb and Flight Story.
Flight Story focuses on building resilient retail investor communities around public companies, while Thirdweb is a platform that makes it simple to build web applications.
Forbes magazine estimates the entrepreneur’s net worth to be £71 million ((dollar)96 million).
He’ll be joining Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, and Sarah Davies in series 19 as a former fan.
He also wants to stand out in the den, so he’s the first male dragon to don a smart-casual outfit instead of the traditional suit.
“I’m not against white men in suits,” Bartell told the BBC, “but I am against leaving talent off the field because they don’t feel included.”
“As a result, I will appeal to other Black men and women by wearing a snapback…
“Or anyone from a marginalized group, and I’ll help them.”
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