Dragons’ Den: The Dragons’ Stories: James Caan’s Story – 1 of 6

www.bbc.co.uk Following the popular reality show ‘Dragons’ Den’, in which budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to multimillionaires, this series provides the answers to some burning questions: what happens after the deal is done? How did the dragons make their millions? And what are they really like? In this episode, we gain unprecedented access into the life of James Caan. We discover why his daughters cringe at some of his appearances in the Den and get a glimpse into the jet-setting lifestyle of a multimillionaire businessman as he breakfasts with his wife in Cannes, checks up on some business investments in Lahore and gets an update on his latest venture aboard his own luxury superyacht, specially designed to meet James’s meticulous demands. As a private equity investor, James is a dragon both inside and outside the den and so as well as getting an insight into how he spends his millions, we also discover some of the secrets about how he made them, why he chose not to go into the family leather business and why he changed his name. Finally we discover what his rival dragon investors really think of him and how difficult it has been being the new boy; also, we catch up with some of his most memorable investments. Will his doggie treadmill earn him another fortune? How has Laban Roomes and his gold-plating business coped with James’ attention to detail? And just four months on since shaking hands on the deal, has life changed for

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