Inside Jamie Laing’s net worth after fiancée Sophie Habboo is taken to hospital
Jamie Laing rose to fame as one of the original cast members of Made in Chelsea over a decade ago.
Jamie was born and raised in Oxford and attended private school for the whole of his life before studying theatre and performance at Leeds University.
Thanks to his family's links to the McVitie's biscuit brand, he wasn’t short of a few pounds before he found fame, but that hasn't stopped him from boosting his income with a successful career in showbiz.
Starring in Made in Chelsea was believed to bring in £8,000 a series added to various other TV appearances including his turn on Strictly Come Dancing last year.
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While Jamie is often credited as the heir to the McVitie's fortune, in fact, his grandfather sold his shares in the company and the family are no longer involved in the business.
In a past interview Jamie, who recently announced his engagement to Sophie Habboo, said: “I’m not heir to anything. People always talk about this, I don’t know where this has come from.”
Despite this, according to Celebrity Net Worth, the 33-year-old is worth a staggering £7.1 million.
In 2012, the reality star set up his own sweet business, Candy Kittens, offering vegan and vegetarian grown up confectionary.
After saying it had always been an ambition to own his own brand of sweets, he revealed in an interview that the turnover from his first opening night was a staggering £25,000.
Candy Kittens are currently sold in the likes of Waitrose, Asda and Superdrug as well as having its own website.
The company also landed a deal with supermarket Sainsbury’s which saw his sweets being stocked in stores nationwide.
The success of the business led to Jamie publishing a cookbook, Candy Kittens: Recipes for Sweet Treats which was released in 2013.
Last year, Jamie left Made in Chelsea, saying that he had outgrown the reality show.
He told the MailOnline: “It was an amazing experience and I loved it and I have a huge amount of respect for everyone that creates that show but for the moment I am stepping back from it.
“It’s a classic statement but I am stepping back 100 per cent. I love that show but also I’m 32.”
And not only does he have his Candy Kittens brand, but he’s also got various other enterprises.
He hosts a popular podcast series with former co-star Francis Boulle, titled Private Parts. Recents celeb guests include Saffron Barker, Alan Carr and Vernon Kay.
Plus, after proving popular with viewers on Strictly 2020, we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw him pop up on other shows in the near future.
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