Peter Jones, CBE (born 18 March 1966) is a British entrepreneur and businessman with interests in mobile phones, television, media, leisure, and property. He became a television celebrity through his appearances on the BBC2 show Dragons' Den and on his American television show American Inventor. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.
Peter Jones grew up in Maidenhead and attended Desborough School there and, subsequently, The Windsor Boys' School where he studied A-Levels in Economics, Biology and Geography.
A keen tennis player as a teenager, he earned money by giving tennis lessons and set up his own tennis academy at the age of 16. By age 21 he was married and had his own three-bedroom home.
His second venture was a computer business where he manufactured PCs under his own brand. In his mid twenties, he opened a cocktail bar in Windsor based on the Tom Cruise film Cocktail. However, he lost £200,000 after deciding to sell it. According to an interview with The Times, Jones' computer business failed when he was in his twenties, and he was forced to give up his three-bedroom home in Bray, his cars and to move back in with...