How old is Duncan Bannatyne and what is the net worth of the Dragons Den stars?

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May 14, 2020, 20:00 | Updated: May 14, 2020, 20:16

Duncan Bannatyne and his wife Nigora Whitehorn

Duncan Bannatyne and his wife Nigora Whitehorn.

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How much does Duncan Bannatyne make? And who is his wife? Find out everything…

Duncan Bannatyne is best known for his appearance on BBC’s Dragons ‘Den, but has now joined the queue for The Real Marigold Hotel.

But what do we know about the businessman and his wife?

How old is Duncan Bannatyne?

Duncan Bannatyne is a 71-year-old television star and entrepreneur born in Dalmuir, Scotland.

The businessman is best known for his appearance as an investor in the BBC Dragons’ Den show, but he also has business interests in hotels, health clubs, spas, the media, television and property.

Duncan received an OBE for charity work and worked on projects overseas and in the UK.

Duncan Bannatyne left Dragons Den in 2014

Duncan Bannatyne left Dragons Den in 2014.

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What is Duncan Bannatyne’s net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Duncan has a net worth of £ 515 million.

Ten years ago, in 2011, the Sunday Times Rich List estimated his fortune at £ 430 million, but that figure fell to £ 85 million after his divorce from Joanne McCue.

Thanks to investments and televised works, it seems that the star has now considerably increased her income.

Duncan started his business career at the age of 30 when he bought an ice cream van for £ 450 at Stockton-on-tees.

He managed to turn that into a business which he sold for £ 28,000.

He then used the money to found the quality care company Quality Care Homes, which he managed to sell for £ 26 million in 1997.

The millionaire has since built the largest chain of independent health clubs in the UK and owns a chain of hotels and properties.

Why did Duncan Bannatyne leave Dragon’s Den?

Duncan Bannatyne has announced that he will leave Dragons ‘Den after 12 heats due to” other commercial engagements “in 2014.

He said at the time, “I don’t plan to invest more in the program, so I thought it was fair to offer someone else my place. “

Who is Duncan Bannatyne’s wife?

Duncan Bannatyne is married to Nigora Whitehorn, 40.

The couple married in June 2017 in Portugal and spent their honeymoon in Croatia.

Duncan Bannatyne and his wife Nigora Whitehorn

Duncan Bannatyne and his wife Nigora Whitehorn.

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Nigora, born in Uzbekistan, is Duncan’s third wife, after having divorced his wife Gail Brodie for ten years in 1994.

The couple share four daughters together – Abigail, Hollie, Jennifer and Eve.

Duncan then married Joanne McCue after they met in 1992, when she was a manager of nursing at her Quality Care Homes business.

The couple divorced in 2011 and share two children, Tom and Emily.

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