Charles Dunstone Net Worth

Charles Dunstone is a British businessman who is the chairman of TalkTalk Telecom and Dixons Carphone. He founded Carphone Warehouse in 1989 with $12,000 in savings and later spun off Talk Talk, which now represents the bulk of his fortune. In 2014, he merged Carphone Warehouse with Dixons in a bet on the growth of the Internet of Things. Outside of work, Dunstone is an avid yachtsman and participates in sailing regattas around the world.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Birth Day November 21, 1964
Birth Place London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Charles Dunstone age 58 YEARS OLD
Birth Sign Sagittarius
Occupation Executive Chairman, TalkTalk Group
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Celia Gordon Shute (m. 2009)

💰 Net worth: $1.1 Billion (2023)

2012 $1 Billion
2013 $1.9 Billion
2014 $2.5 Billion
2015 $2.7 Billion
2016 $2.1 Billion
2017 $1.5 Billion
2018 $1.3 Billion

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Dunstone was born in 1964, in the town of Saffron Walden in Essex. Dunstone was educated at Uppingham School, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), in the market town of Uppingham in Rutland, in Central England. Dunstone's Father was an executive at BP.


Charles Dunstone first began selling mobile phones out of his flat on Marylebone Road in 1989. He was 25 years old and had £6,000 of savings to start his Business, having previously worked at NEC as a sales executive.


In July 2000 the company floated on the London Stock Exchange and based on an Issue price of 200p, the company was valued at approximately £1.7 billion.


He was also an early supporter of the Technology Trust, and has been an ambassador for the Blue Marine Foundation since 2005.


In May 2008, Best Buy, an American multinational consumer electronics corporation, and CPW agreed to create a new company, Best Buy Europe. Best Buy acquired 50% of CPW's European and US Retail interests for a cash consideration of £1.1 billion or $2.1 billion. The assets of the newly formed company comprise CPW's existing Retail Business, operating from more than 2,400 stores in nine European countries under CPW and Phone House brands. These include the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.


He made a Knight Bachelor in the 2012 Birthday Honours 'for services to the mobile communications industry and to charity'. In the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours, he was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his work with The Prince's Trust.


He has supported both the Labour Party & the Conservatives. On 26 April 2015, he published an opinion piece in The Daily Mail encouraging the public to vote for the Conservatives on the basis that they were better for the economy.