Peter Jones (II)

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Peter Jones (II)

Born

3/18/1966, England, United Kingdom

Birth Name

Peter Jones

Gender

Male
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Peter Jones grew up in the county of Berkshire in England and from a very early age in his life, he knew that someday he would become a multimillionaire. At just 16 years old, he founded a tennis academy. Later on, Peter founded Phones International Group, in April…more

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    • When Peter was 12 years old, he worked through the school holidays teaching tennis and at 17 years old, he created his first Limited company, making computers from home and selling them.

    • Peter wanted to run his own business ever since he was 7 years old.

    • Peter is the founder of the Forgotten Children charity. The charity helps and provide's funding for children in the UK, who fall outside of the big network of support offered by other charities.

    • Peter wrote a book titled Peter Jones, The Millionaire Mindset.

    • Peter and his partner, Tina have three children. One of them was born in 2003. Peter also has a son and daughter from his previous marriage.

    • Peter convinced his mother to give up her job as a photographic-company receptionist. When Peter made his first million dollars, he told her that he would give her what she was making at her job then, for the rest of her life.

    • Peter was born eight years after his older sister was born.

    • Peter has a daughter born in 1993.

    • Peter's motto is: "Believe in yourself, never give up and go about your business with passion drive and enthusiasm."

    • In 2001, Peter won the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award.

    • Peter has self-styled himself as an "ultrapreneur." He defines it as "a radical spirit whose restless pursuit of innovative business excellence is unbounded; recognized as a super-heroic leader of hearts and minds".

    • Peter has invested in many start-up ventures including the style magazine Wonderland and Wireless Logic, which provides data services for Marinas.

    • During the summer of 2005, Peter teamed up with Theo Paphitis, to buy the company Red Letter Days from Rachel Elnaugh. Before Peter took over the company it was on the verge of collapse. Peter got the company trading profitably again.

    • Peter made a major deal with the United Kingdom broadcaster, ITV, to appear as their new "face" of business programming, in 2006.

    • The Sunday Times Rich List 2005 estimates that Peter is worth at least $180 million.

    • Peter is 6 foot and 7 1/4 inches (2.01 m) tall.

    • Peter didn't like going to private school when he was a child. He would often run away from school.

    • Peter owns a 150-acre estate for use on weekends in Surrey, and owns a house in Beaconsfield, Bucks for weekdays. Peter also has two properties on the Algarve in Portugal.

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