Gary Neville’s staggering net worth compared with uber-rich Dragons Den stars as Man Utd legend joins show
Gary Neville has been confirmed as a guest Dragon on the upcoming series of hit BBC show Dragons Den, but how much money does he have to invest?
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The former full-back will line up alongside regular business tycoons Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies and Steven Bartlett for episodes in series 21.
As well as working as a pundit post-retirement from professional football, Neville has launched an impressive business portfolio across property, hospitality, education, media and sport.
Neville said: "I am excited to join the Dragons, and to meet the entrepreneurs brave enough to face us in the Den.
"I hope my personal journey shows that you can take the experiences you've had in one part of your career and use them to do something entirely different and make it a success.
"Business is all about managing people and managing yourself and I'm looking forward to sharing my experience to help the entrepreneurs we'll meet in the Den reach their potential."
Neville won't be the only special guest Dragon on the show with US-based fashion force Emma Grede also taking the role of guest judge.
The former Manchester United man is particularly familiar with one of the Dragons already, having appeared on Steven Bartlett's Diary of a CEO podcast. In the tell-all episode, Neville opened up on life at Old Trafford, his mentality after leaving the sport and his struggles to relax from work. Both also played at this year’s Soccer Aid.
Executive producer Samantha Davies commented: “For the first time in the show’s 21 series there will be a sixth chair in the Den as we welcome our first guest Dragons.
"And what better additions to our established line-up than business juggernauts Emma Grede and Gary Neville?
"Emma brings a wide range of knowledge and experience in international business, and Gary is a great example of someone who took an alternative route into commerce and used his unique skillset to grow a successful portfolio of companies.
"They’re an exciting addition to the Den for both the programme and the entrepreneurs who’ll get the opportunity to pitch to them.”
Dragons' Den of course sees the Dragons funnel hundreds of thousands of pounds into businesses pitched to them by ambitious entrepreneurs and Manchester United fans can expect to see Neville parting ways with huge sums of cash on the show too.
Here's how Neville's reported net worth stacks up against other Dragons famed for their business success and enviable bank accounts.
- Gary Neville - £20 million
- Sara Davies - £37 million
- Deborah Meaden - £50 million
- Steven Bartlett - £68 million
- Touker Suleyman - £200 million
- Emma Grede - £282 million
- Peter Jones - £1.157billion