Deborah Meaden

Deborah Meaden

Deborah Meaden
Quick Facts About Deborah Meaden
Celebrated Name Deborah Meaden
Age 65 years old
Nick Name Deborah
Birth Name Deborah Sonia Meaden
Birth Date 1959-02-11
Gender Female
Profession Businesswoman
Nationality British
Place of Birth Taunton, Somerset, England, the UK
Ethnicity White Caucasian
Horoscope Aquarius
Religion Atheist
Residence Somerset
School Trowbridge High School for Girls
College Brighton Technical College
Father Brian Meaden (Step)
Mother Sonia Meaden
Sister Gail Meaden
Sexualorientation Straight
Marital Status married
Husband Paul
Net Worth $60 million
Salary $5 million per year
Height 5 ft 6 inches
Weight 67 Kg
Body Shape Vase
Body Measurement 37-26-38 inches (Breast-Waist-Hip)
Bra Size 42D(US)
Bra Cup Size D(US)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde

Deborah Meaden Biography

  • Deborah Meaden is a British businesswoman and TV personality. She ran a multimillion-pound family holiday business, before completing a management buyout. 
  • She is well-known for her appearances on the BBC Two business program Dragons' Den. 
  • Deborah is now a full-time investor with a wide-ranging portfolio including Gripit innovative plasterboard fixings, luxury 'Made in Britain' site The Merchant Fox, woolen cloth manufacturers Fox Brothers, ‘no nasties’ children’s toiletries brand Good Bubble, women’s fashion label Hope and Ivy, and Billy and Margot nutritious dog food and treats.
  • Outside the world of business, Deborah is a fellow of the WWF, and an Ambassador for Lendwithcare, the Marine Conservation Society, and the Roundhouse. She is also a Trustee of the Tusk Trust and a judge at the Observer Ethical Awards.  

Early Life and Family Background

  • Deborah Meaden was born on February 11, 1959, in Taunton, Somerset, England, the UK. Her birth name is Deborah Sonia Meaden. She holds a British nationality and belongs to the white caucasian ethnicity. Aquarius is her star sign. She is an agnostic and believes that God doesn't exist. 
  • Deborah was born into a middle-class family. Her biological father's name is unknown. Her parents got divorced when Deborah was still a child, and her mother named Sonia moved Deborah and her older sister Gail to Brightlingsea in Essex. She was raised by her stepfather Brian Meaden and her mom. Her stepdad and mom both are business-minded and run a hotel business. 
  •  Meaden went to the Godolphin School, Salisbury, for a brief period and then to Trowbridge High School for Girls (now The John of Gaunt School) which she left at the age of 16. On leaving school, Meaden studied business at Brighton Technical College, after which she worked as a sales-room model in a fashion house.

Who did Deborah Meaden marry?

  • Deborah has married her long-term boyfriend Paul in 1993. Paul and Deborah met when he was working at her holiday company Weststar during his university break in 1985.
  • They separated briefly due to the fact she didn't want a family but after she took a trip to Venezuela, she returned to London and they tied the knot in 1993.
  • In an interview with the Telegraph in 2011, Deborah revealed that she doesn't do any housework because Paul is in charge of the "domestic chores." She said: “I hate cleaning so as a student I used to work in a bar at night in order to pay someone to clean my flat. I’ve never told anyone that.
  • "I still don’t do any domestic chores; my husband Paul is in charge. It sounds terrible, doesn’t it?” In an appearance on the Graham Norton show, Deborah said that she strictly experience made her love dancing and her husband Paul secretly took dancing lessons so they can enjoy dancing together.
  • They don't have children and now live together on a renovated 10-bedroom farm in Somerset.

How Much Money Does Deborah Meaden Make?

  • Deborah Meaden has accumulated a huge amount of fortune through her business ventures. She began her business career when she was just 19 years old and from that moment she has been involved in a number of business lines.
  • Meaden and a partner bought one of the first Stefanel textile franchises in the UK, 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, Meaden 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, with its major sites in South West England.
  • In 2009, Meaden acquired Fox Brothers, a West Country textile mill established in 1772 and still based in Wellington, Somerset, along with fellow shareholder, Douglas Cordeaux, former design director at Pepe Jeans London.
  • In October 2011, Meaden launched 'The Merchant Fox', an online store selling British-made luxury goods with provenance.
  • As of 2021, Deborah Meaden’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million. While summing up all her business earnings her total annual income comes to be around $5 million. She owns a BMW 3i electric car which cost £33,805 in the UK. 

Height, Weight & Measurements

  • Deborah Meaden is 5 ft 6 inches tall and weighs 67 Kg. She has a vase-shaped body.
  • Her body figure measures 37-26-38 inches (Breast-Waist-Hip). She wears a 42D (US) size bra and her bra cup size is D (US). 
  • She has a pair of sparkling blue eyes. She has a bob haircut that is Blonde in color. She looks really cute and elegant in her bob hairstyle. Although she is in her early 60s, Deborah still wants to keep up with trendy fashions and clothing items. 

Facts About Deborah Meaden

  • #1She owns two cats, three dogs, six horses, three pigs, five sheep, ten chickens, six ducks, and three geese.
  • #2She likes to rescue animals.
  • #3Her husband is a fantastic cook.
  • #4Meaden took part in the eleventh series of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • #5 she has agreed with investments in 63 businesses to the value of over £3.3 million in the Dragon's Den.
  • #6Meaden published Common Sense Rules (Random House) in the UK in May 2009.
  • #7She does a lot of work with the Dogs Trust charity.
  • #8Her favorite film is The Shawshank Redemption.
  • #9Her favourite holiday destination is Central/South America.
  • #10Her favorite sport is rugby union.