The latest investor joining the cast of Dragon’s Den is Steven Bartlett. He is a renowned entrepreneur known for founding Social Chain and a podcaster known for hosting The Diary of a CEO. As the newest Dragon, British television fans are curious about Bartlett’s wealth. As of 2022, Steven Bartlett has a net worth of £50 million.
Steven was born on August 26, 1992. His birthplace is Botswana, Africa, but his family relocated to Plymouth, England, when he was two years old. This was where he spent most of his youth.
He attended a business course at Manchester Metropolitan University. While at college, he made his first entrepreneurial pursuit. Bartlett created the program called Wallpark in 2013.
It was a platform that linked students in the same locality based on their mutual interests. Wallpark lets users advertise and sell products. Not long after making his program, Steven dropped out of school.
After leaving college, Steven met Dominic McGregor, who became his business associate. The two paired up to establish the digital media company Social Chain in 2014.
It quickly rose to become Europe’s fastest-growing social media company, with a total reach of more than 200 million millennials on various platforms. Social Chain also attracted had clients such as the BBC, McDonald’s, and Apple.
Bartlett started the firm when he was 22, and when he turned 27, he made Social Chain public. It’s now valued at £300 million. However, he left the company in 2020 to found the investment firm Catena Capital. He also created the talent platform, Flight Story.
While he was still working as the CEO of Social Chain, Steven Bartlett launched the podcast titled ‘The Diary of a CEO’ in 2017. Four years later, it became Europe’s top business podcast. It has interviews with popular figures like Matt Hancock, Liam Payne, and Jordan Peterson.
Steven’s television debut happened in 2019 when he played an undercover role in Channel 4’s The Secret Teacher. In 2021, he joined Dragon’s Den on BBC. At 28 years old, he officially became the youngest Dragon to join the show in its 19th season.
He also went on to become an author in 2021. He wrote ‘Happy Sexy Millionaire: Unexpected Truths about Fulfilment, Love and Success’. The book later became a Sunday Times bestseller.
Net Worth and Earnings
Bartlett’s success was recognized by many institutions. His businesses became multi-million dollar ventures. His investment in the food company Huel also helped him get included in the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.
In 2021, he made $1.2 million from his podcast alone. That figure is projected to double in the coming years. The podcast’s YouTube channel has amassed 237,000 subscribers. It is also expected that Steven makes a lot as a Dragon. This is why his fortune is now at £50 million.
Bartlett is in a relationship with Melanie Vaz Lopes. They’ve broken up in the past, but Steven won the lady back in 2022. Lopes works as an influencer and entrepreneur.