Who is Kelly Hoppen from Dragons Den? What’s her net worth & which businesses does she run?

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Kelly Elaine Hoppen is a South African born interior designer residing in Britain. She is the founder of Kelly Hoppen Interiors and Studio Hoppen. As a British interior designer, she is famously known for her home jewellery collection and perfect styles that have taken her to international markets. The English designer has done designs on yachts, hotels, restaurants, and very famous homes.

net worth

In 2019, her net worth was estimated at £50 million. With all the international work and celebrity clients we are not surprised by the amount. Her net worth results from hard work on her design projects, online store profits, good business investment, and book writing. If you look at our article Dragons Den Net Worth – Who Is The Richest Dragon, Kelly is not the richest.

Kelly Hoppen’s Husband

Kelly Hoppen, who is also an MBE, has been married and divorced twice. Her first marriage was to Graham Corrett from 1982 to 1989, with whom she had a daughter, Natasha Corrett.

Her second marriage came the same year of her divorce in 1989 and was to Edwin Miller. Edwin Miller had two daughters by the wedding time, and Kelly became a stepmother to Siena and Savannah Miller. Her divorce from Miller happened in 2003.

In 2011 Kelly met John Gardiner, which she started dating later in 2012 but before that, she had dated footballer Sol Campbell, Jamie Theakston and Nicky Clarke, a celebrity hairdresser. She is at present with John Gardiner, who she has referred to as “the one”.

Kelly Hoppen Dragons Den

Kelly was only a dragon for two series running between 2013 and 2015, along with Duncan Bannatyne, Tej Lalvani, Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden and others. While she made claims to have enjoyed the entrepreneur show and the investments she made, Hoppen decided to cut her time short from the series due to what she called “timing issues”.

While on the show, Hoppen invested in Reviveaphone, whose founder Oliver Murphy made a record of becoming the youngest founder to win on the Den during that series. Hoppen invested £50,000 in exchange for 25% equity making it her most successful investment on the show.

Kelly Hoppen Businesses

She is a celebrated interior designer recognised for her Eastern simplicity styles and believed to be one of Britain’s most influential interior designers.

Apart from being an author and interior designer, her business empire also expands to e-commerce, where she makes available, affordable design products. Hoppen has also produced a wide range of jewellery and home products with QVC. She has her collection at QVC called K by Kelly Hoppen.

Her homeware collection includes vases, candles, furniture, and decorative pieces that speak luxury and elegance. At the same time, her QVC exclusive collection features accessories for bedrooms, linens and throws.

All these products can be purchased online and are available on QVC and Kelly Hoppen’s retail store. Check out websites www.kellyhoppen.com and www.qvcuk.com/kellyhoppen or www.kellyhoppeninteriors.com. Hoppen is available on Facebook and Instagram. You can follow her to check her recent updates and projects.

Kelly Hoppen’s writing Career

The interior designer housed in London has also won awards for her designs and is also renowned for her ability to share inspiration with others through her books. Her writing career includes nine books.

They feature advice on decoration or redecoration, photographs and secrets and ideas for interior designing. Her books are highly rated and receive a good review from readers. You can find some of these titles by Kelly Hoppen online: From Concept to Reality, East Meets West: Global Design for Contemporary Interiors and the famous Design Masterclass- How to Achieve the Home of Your Dreams.

The Kelly Hoppen Design Masterclass – How to Achieve the Home of Your Dreams book was published in 2013. Hoppen describes the book as a home decorating guide offering invaluable advice to interior design. Kelly Hoppen’s Design Masterclass gives homeowners a chance to learn from her distinctive style and offers advice on budgeting, drawing plans, and managing the design work, including an opportunity for readers to see some of her most exemplary projects.

Kelly’s Life and Achievements

Kelly is known for her love of neutral tones earning her the title Queen of Taupe and her boldness in fusing vintage pieces with modern ones. Since she began her career at the age of 16 she has won respect and made it into prestigious lists. In 2012 she was among Vogue’s 100 Inspirational Women’s list and was in 2017 named among London’s Most Influential People by Evening Standard.

Kelly is a grandmother fondly referred to as Glammy by her daughter Natasha and husband Simon after the birth of her first grandchild, Ruby.

You can visit the kellyhoppen.com website or kellyhoppeninteriors.com website to see some of Kelly Hoppen’s designs and tips for your home; see her signature styles and jewellery collection.

The English designer is in a class of her own with over 40 years of experience and a long list of signature styles. Here are 5 things you should know about Hoppen.

  1. She comes from a family of artists. Her mother was in the art world and her father in the fashion business which she has acknowledged as to have inspired her to grow a passion for interior design.

2.She has worked in countries like Thailand, Switzerland but one of her favourite projects is the work she did on Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary.

  1. Her most treasured possession is not her Khmer stone sculpture from Cambodia, even though it is old and precious, but rather a photograph of her father. He died while she was 16, and she had to go back to South Africa during that time.

4.She has a brother who owns a gallery which she frequents as she loves visiting galleries and collecting photos.

5.Before Dragon’s Den Kelly was featured in Hell’s Kitchen in 2009, Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen in 2011 and The Great Interior Design Challenge in 2017. Later in 2019 she appeared on Celebrity Apprentice as part of the campaign to raise money for Red Nose Day.