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BBC Dragons’ Den star Hilary Devey has sadly passed away at the age of 65 at her holiday home in Morocco, it has been confirmed. Devey was a pure businesswoman and even sold her home to start her dream company, let’s take a look at her soaring net worth.

At seven years old she witnessed her dad file for bankruptcy of his central heating company, and she watched bailiffs remove her furniture from her family home. Following this, she was motivated to succeed and briefly served in the Women’s Royal Air Force before moving to London.

BBC Dragons’ Den star Hilary Devey has sadly passed away at the age of 65 at her holiday home in Morocco, it has been confirmed. Devey was a pure businesswoman and even sold her home to start her dream company, let’s take a look at her soaring net worth.

At seven years old she witnessed her dad file for bankruptcy of his central heating company, and she watched bailiffs remove her furniture from her family home. Following this, she was motivated to succeed and briefly served in the Women’s Royal Air Force before moving to London.

Let’s take a look at Hilary’s legacy, tributes and how she became a self-made multi-millionaire.

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Hilary Devey’s net worth soared

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hilary Davey was worth an estimated $80 million.

The BBC Dragons’ Den star appeared on the show from 2011 until 2012. Her main business was Pall-Ex, a palletised freight distribution network of lorries. Devey sold her home and car in the 1990s to finance the business which is now a multimillion-pound company. By the time she sold Pall-Ex in 2019, it had a turnover of £85m and was operating in 26 countries. With her income, she has also invested in duvet company Duvalay, courier service Pronto Couriers and events company Wow Table Art.

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This content could not be loaded See more Feeling happy, relieved but sad after sale of my company.. but looking forward to fresh challenges and sunny climes xx — Hilary Devey CBE (@HilaryDevey) January 12, 2020

Hilary was made a CBE in 2013 for her career in business and charitable work. She is vice-president of the Carers Trust and became a patron of the Stroke Association, after suffering a stroke in 2009.

She also has many properties including her Grade II listed home, Rangemore Hall. Along with her holiday home in Morocco, which was built in the 1850s, and hosted King Edward VII in 1902 and 1907. Hilary also owned a home in the countryside which was put on sale in 2018.

Following her stint on Dragons’ Den, she went on to present Channel 4’s The Intern in 2012, a business documentary where three young interns trial a week in their dream jobs. She also had a stint on the Loose Women panel in 2015 as a guest star for four months until leaving.

Fellow Dragons’ Den stars pay tribute to Hilary Devey

Fellow Dragons’ Den star, Duncan Bannatyne, paid tribute to the entrepreneur on Twitter, writing: “Sad to hear that @HilaryDevey has passed. So young. Too young. Rest in Peace Hilary. X”

Tributes were paid by her former Dragon’s Den co-stars Theo Paphitis, who said Devey “left [them] with some fantastic memories. Deborah Meaden also paid her respects by describing her as “unique in every way,” noting that she “brought grit and warmth with her into the den.”

Hilary was married to Ed Devey, Malcolm Sharples and Philip Childs. She is survived by her one son, Mevlit Brewster-Ahmet, who is 35.

This content could not be loaded See more Very sad to learn that Hilary Devey has passed away at only 65. She was unique in every way and brought grit and warmth with her into the Den. My thoughts are with her family and loved ones. RIP Hilary.truly one of a kind. — Deborah Meaden 🇺🇦 (@DeborahMeaden) June 12, 2022

This content could not be loaded See more So sad to hear of the passing of the lovely Hilary Devey. She left us all with some fantastic memories, may she rest in peace. My thoughts are with her family. x — Theo Paphitis 🇺🇦 (@TheoPaphitis) June 12, 2022

This content could not be loaded See more So sad to hear the news that Hilary Devey has passed away. She was an inspiring woman and it was great to spend time with her on Dragons’ Den. Sending my deepest condolences to her family. — Peter Jones (@dragonjones) June 12, 2022

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