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Charles Dunstone

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Net worth 2018: $1.3 Billion
Industry: Telecom
Residence: London, United Kingdom
BirthDay: 21 November 1964
BIOGRAPHY

Charles Dunstone was bornon 21 November 1964 in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Charles Dunstone is #1738 in List Billionaires People In The World. Charles Dunstone is chairman of TalkTalk Telecom and electronics retailer Dixons Carphone, both based in the UK; he is founder of the former and the Carphone component of the latter. In August 2014 Dunstone merged what was then Carphone Warehouse with Dixons in what was seen as a bet on the growth of the Internet of Things, a term for the increasing web-connectivity of home appliances and electronics. He had first started Carphone in his London apartment in 1989 with $12,000 in savings. Talk Talk, which was later spun off from Carphone Warehouse, now represents the bulk of Dunstone's fortune. Outside of the office, he is an avid yachtsman and participates in sailing regattas around the globe.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
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

TIMELINE
2015

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

2012

He made a Knight Bachelor in the 2012 Birthday Honours 'for services to the mobile communications industry and to charity'

2008

In May 2008, Best Buy, an American multinational consumer electronics corporation, and CPW agreed to create a new company, Best Buy Europe

2006

In the Sunday Times Rich List 2006 he was listed in 64th place, with an estimated fortune of £830 million

2005

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

2000

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

1989

Charles Dunstone first began selling mobile phones out of his flat on Marylebone Road in 1989

1964

Dunstone was born in 1964, in the town of Saffron Walden in Essex

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