STEVEN Bartlett is the youngest ever Dragon to join BBC'sDragon's Den panel.

The Botswana-born businessman replaces Tej Lalvani for the 19th season of the show.

How old is Steven Bartlett?

Steven is the youngest dragon at only 29-years-old.

The Mancunian runs several companies and has also published a book; Happy Sexy Millionaire: Unexpected Truths about Fulfilment, Love and Success,.

Steven dropped out of university to run The Social Chain and Media Chain, which he founded at age 22.

Five years later he took the firm public, and in 2021 he announced two new companies, Thirdweb and Flight Story.

Steven has 1.2m followers on Instagram.

His book made the Sunday Times best-seller list, while his podcast, The Diary of a CEO, regularly tops listener number charts.

Bartlett has been featured in Forbes' 30 under 30 list and has won accolades at the Black British Business Awards.

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What is Steven Bartlett's net worth?

Bartlett's companies The Social Chain and Media Chain are currently valued at £300 million.

According to Forbes magazine, the entrepreneur was valued at $96 million when he was just 26 years old.

When is Dragons' Den on TV?

Dragons' Den season 19 will kick off TONIGHT January 6, 2022, on BBC One.

Steven joins the other Dragons – Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman and Sara Davies.

Bartlett told the BBC that he has been watching the show since he was 12 – and that it gave a "first window into the real world of business and investing".

Bartlett said being appointed to the role is a "tremendous honour".

He said he hopes to represent "a new generation of entrepreneurs, inspiring young and specifically under-represented entrepreneurs to follow in my footsteps"

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