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Theo Paphitis (Theodoros Paphitis) was born on 24 September, 1959 in Limassol, Cyprus, is a Retail magnate, entrepreneur. At 61 years old, Theo Paphitis height is 5 ft 10 in (177.8 cm).

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Popular As Theodoros Paphitis
Occupation Retail magnate, entrepreneur
Age 61 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 24 September 1959
Birthday 24 September
Birthplace Limassol, Cyprus
Nationality British

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His wife is Debbie Paphitis (m. 1979)

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Theo Paphitis Net Worth

He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Theo Paphitis worth at the age of 61 years old? Theo Paphitis’s income source is mostly from being a successful . He is from British. We have estimated Theo Paphitis's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

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According to The Sunday Times Rich List in 2019, Paphitis is worth £301 million.

In September 2019, Paphitis returned to Dragons' Den for four episodes, stepping-in for Touker Suleyman, who had been recovering from a short-term illness.


In May 2018, Solent University in Southampton named Paphitis as their new Chancellor. Paphitis was inaugurated as the university's Chancellor on 11 October 2018. He will serve a minimum of three years. Paphitis succeeded Lord West of Spithead.


Paphitis is a keen fan of cars. His car collection has a series of personalised number plates, including RYM4N on his Maybach. On 13 June 2017, the burglar who stole Paphitis' Land Rover received a jail sentence of two and a half years.


In October 2016, Paphitis acquired London Graphic Centre, a specialist arts and stationery retailer based in London's Covent Garden.

Paphitis voted for Brexit in 2016, describing the EU as a "failed experiment". However, whilst appearing as a panelist on Question Time in October 2019, Paphitis said that he had changed his mind and supported a second referendum on Brexit.


After time away from television to concentrate on business, Paphitis returned with appearances on BBC's Question Time and ITV's The Agenda. In March 2014, he appeared in Famous, Rich and Hungry, a two-part BBC documentary series which aimed to promote awareness of British people living in poverty, and raise money for Sport Relief.


In July 2012, he bought the hardware retailer Robert Dyas, saying :"It is a business which fits well with my investment criteria."


In March 2011, Paphitis set up a lingerie chain, Boux Avenue, which by the end of 2018 had grown to 30 UK stores, with others overseas.

In 2011, Paphitis presented the seven-part BBC Two series called Britain's Next Big Thing. The series examined the stories of artists, scientists, manufacturers and brand owners looking to sell their products and services to UK retailers including Boots and Liberty.


In 2010, Paphitis had a three-part television series on BBC Two called Theo's Adventure Capitalists. The series followed British businesses looking to enter new markets in Brazil, India and Vietnam. The series was supported by the Open University.


In 2008, Paphitis was one of several interested parties in bidding for failed retail chain Woolworths. However, he later pulled out because of unrealistic numbers quoted by the administrators.

Paphitis has been criticised for some of his views on women. In 2008, he was quoted by Kira Cochrane of The Guardian newspaper as saying that although women may refuse to take maternity leave, "their brains turn to mush" after the pregnancy and "they take three months off".


Paphitis has made the majority of his fortune in the retail sector. In 2006, he sold his equity stake in the lingerie brand La Senza for a reported £100 million. He is the owner of stationery chain Ryman, the homewares specialist Robert Dyas and lingerie retailer Boux Avenue.

When Ryman went bankrupt, Paphitis approached the administrators and bought the company. He turned it around by improving relations with suppliers, and enthusing the management team, cementing his reputation for turning failing companies into highly successful and profitable businesses. His ventures now include Ryman, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue. He sold Red Letter Days with fellow Dragons' Den businessman Peter Jones. In 2006, he sold his equity stake in the UK and EU segment of the global lingerie brand, La Senza, for a reported £100m.


After appearing on series four of the BBC Back to the Floor series while chairman at Millwall FC, Paphitis was approached to become one of the "dragons" in the second series of the BBC Two entrepreneurship series Dragons' Den in 2005 and left the programme after the 2012 season. Paphitis was known as a straight-talking but approachable and sincere 'dragon' who made many investments on the show, both alone and jointly with other dragon investors. In February 2013, he announced that he would be leaving the show.


As chairman from 1997, Paphitis took Millwall out of administration and on to the 2004 FA Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium. He is perhaps best known for his work to reduce football hooliganism, and appointing as Millwall manager Dennis Wise, and together they guided the club to their first official appearance in the final of the FA Cup and into European football. After almost eight years at the helm of Millwall, Paphitis stepped down from his role as chairman in 2005.


Aged 23, he set up a property finance company with close friend and business associate Mark Moran, and kept going when the friend left in partnership with Hanover Druce, making his first money on the rise of the 1980s commercial property markets. Spotting the rise in mobile telephones, he bought into NAG Telecom, becoming chairman alongside fellow director Tony Kleanthous. Paphitis gained a large market share for NAG by negotiating concessionary positions in Ryman stationery stores.


Theodoros "Theo" Paphitis (Greek: Θεόδωρος Παφίτης ; born 24 September 1959) is a British Greek-Cypriot retail magnate and entrepreneur. He is best known for his appearances on the BBC business programme Dragons' Den and as former chairman of Millwall Football Club.

Paphitis was born on 24 September 1959 in Limassol. He is the second of three brothers, with elder brother Marinos and younger brother George. They also share two half-brothers. Paphitis first lived in Old Trafford in Greater Manchester when his family arrived in the UK from Cyprus. His father then bought a terraced house in Gorton, Manchester where he lived for three years, attending Peacock Street junior school in the area. Paphitis moved to London with his parents and Marinos when he was nine years old. He attended Ambler Primary School in Islington and Woodberry Down Comprehensive School in Manor House, where he battled with dyslexia, but began his entrepreneurial activities by running the school's tuck shop at the age of 15.