Steven Bartlett, who is the youngest person to have a coveted seat in the BBC Dragons’ Den series, earned his millions through the marketing agency Social Chain and will take part in this year’s Soccer Aid.
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Steven Bartlett will trade Dragons’ Den for the football field this weekend.
The 29-year-old, who is the youngest dragon to ever set foot in the lair, turned his millionaires into a business tycoon before entering the show.
His main source of fortune is thanks to his award-winning company Social Chain, a business he founded from his bedroom in Manchester.
Social Chain is an innovative social media marketing agency with a collective reach of over 200 million people and a global customer base that includes Apple, McDonalds and the BBC.
At just 22, the millionaire he built the group’s two main companies, Social Chain and Media Chain, and by the time he turned 27, the company had gone public before merging with German retailer Lumaland.
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He left the company in 2020, which at the time was estimated to be worth around £ 300 million, however, Steven himself has a different net worth.
At the age of 26, Forbes magazine estimated that the businessman was worth about £ 65 million, and that figure has definitely increased in recent years.
Even without her own business, Steven is also an author published with the Sunday Times bestseller Happy Sexy Millionaire, as well as a podcast host.
The entrepreneur is recognized as the owner of the No. 1 and favorite fan podcast The Diary of a CEO, which grosses over a million pounds a year in advertising.
His investment has led him to join the board of the Huel meal replacement company and to become an advisor to Atai Life Sciences, a company that works to cure mental health problems.
Steven’s professional mindset hasn’t always worked in his favor, as he previously spoke of being abandoned by a number of former lovers for being neglected.
But he has found love with his current girlfriend and even says that if he continues to have children, they will not be harmed.
“My kids will sit in the economy. They won’t sit where I sit,” he joked.
Throughout its active years, the podcast has spawned some viral moments with celebrities, such as reality TV star and beauty influence Molly-Mae Hague.
Molly, 23, faced an immediate reaction after stepping on the podcast and making controversial comments while listeners criticized her for being “privileged.”
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The former Love Island star said that “everyone has the same 24 hours a day” and said she is willing to do “everything” to achieve success.
Steven then used Twitter to defend his last guest on the podcast.
He said: “Molly Mae did an interview on my podcast, yesterday an audible note from that interview went viral, she was number 1 on Twitter, all the newspapers covered it and the deputies intervened.
“I’ve had male guests say what she said. Nobody cared. But when Molly says that, is she crucified? Crazy.”
Steven’s success doesn’t stop as a podcast host – he was also nominated for the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and has won awards at prestigious awards such as the Black British Business Awards and the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
The businessman has also made a name for himself in front of the cameras after his stays on television.
In addition, it is even confirmed that the TV star will be the star of this Sunday’s charity match for Soccer Aid.
She will star alongside faces of well-known celebrities, including England captain and former One Direction singer Liam Payne, as well as former Love Island winner Kem Cetinay.
Sunday’s match will take place at Stratford’s London Stadium and will be broadcast live on ITV, STV and ITV Hub.
Soccer Aid will take place on Sunday, June 12; the event will begin at 7:30 p.m.