David Gold Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Daughters, Height, Business, Clubs

David Gold net worth

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David Gold is a British businessman. He was the chairman of Birmingham City Football Club until 2009. Since 2010, he has been the joint chairman of West Ham United.

Early life

NameDavid Gold
Net Worth£500 million
Age85 years
David Gold net worth 2022

David Gold was born on September 9, 1936 (age 85 years) in Stepney, London, United Kingdom. He is the son of Godfrey Gold and Rose Gold. David was brought up in East London at 442 Green Street near West Ham’s Boleyn Ground. He played youth team football for West Ham and was offered forms to sign as an apprentice professional for the first team, which his father refused to countersign.

His father, Godfrey Gold, was an East End criminal, known locally as ‘Goldy’, who spent time in prison during Gold’s early years. His father was Jewish, whereas his mother Rose Gold was a Christian.


David Gold owns Gold Group International (GGI), the parent company of the retailer Ann Summers and lingerie chain Knickerbox. GGI was jointly owned by Gold and his brother Ralph Gold until he bought out Ralph’s share in 2008.

Gold co-owned (with brother Ralph) adult magazine company Gold Star Publications (GSP), including printing and distribution businesses, and a stable of titles including Rustler and Raider. He and his brother sold their interests in November 2006. In 2007, the brothers also sold their share in Sport Newspapers, following falling sales and profits.

Football clubs

David Gold is the former chairman of Birmingham City F.C. In 2007 the Gold brothers were believed to be in the process of selling their share in Birmingham City which followed Birmingham’s return from relegation and lower than expected profits.

After the club was relegated once again to the Championship in May 2008, Gold was quoted as saying he was considering stepping down as joint head of the board of Birmingham City. He sold his Birmingham City shares in 2009.

In May 2005, Gold bought the second FA Cup trophy at auction for £488,620, saying he wanted to prevent it from being bought by overseas buyers.

In January 2010, Gold and David Sullivan acquired a 50 percent share of West Ham United giving them overall operational and commercial control of the club. They were appointed joint chairmen. They increased their share of the club to 30% each in May 2010 at a cost of £8 million.

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Gold time as chairman of West Ham has been conspicuous due to several incidents. In August 2010 his Rolls-Royce Phantom car was attacked by Aston Villa fans outside a pub near Villa Park after West Ham’s 3–0 defeat. The car sustained £8,500 worth of damage. He described the incident as “the most frightening experience of my football life”.

In November 2010 David Gold criticized Birmingham City’s new owners for reneging on their promise to keep him on as chairman following the sale of the club. Birmingham City and their acting chairman, Peter Pannu, responded by banning Gold from their ground St Andrew’s for Birmingham City’s game against West Ham on 6 November. Gold later issued a personal apology to Pannu on West Ham’s own website.

After the campaign against Malcolm Glazer’s increase in the debt of Manchester United and Portsmouth going into administration in 2010, Gold has advocated regulating football clubs’ debts. He feels it is “cheating” for a team to take on debts that they could never pay off without external assistance and that he “fears for the league”.


David Gold married Beryl Hunt in 1957. They divorced in 1972 after Gold found her cheating on him with his best friend in his swimming pool, on the same day he caught his father stealing his shares. Hunt died in 2003. They had two children: Jacqueline Gold (b. 1960) is CEO of Ann Summers and Knickerbox Ltd whiles Vanessa Gold (b. 1966) is the Managing Director of Ann Summers and Knickerbox Ltd.

In 2005, Gold wrote his autobiography Pure Gold with co-writer Bob Harris. This dwells on his early childhood poverty, ascent in business, and involvement with Birmingham City. As of May 2012, he lives with his fiancée Lesley Manning, in Caterham, Surrey.

Following West Ham’s move from the Boleyn Ground to the London Stadium in 2016, Gold was subjected to protests from groups of West Ham supporters who were unhappy with the move and who accused Gold of having taken money from the club and of being a “liar”.

David Gold net worth

How much is David Gold worth? David Gold’s net worth is estimated at around £500 million. His main source of income is from his career as a businessman. Gold’s successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and most influential people in the United Kingdom. However, he owned corporate air service Gold Air International until he sold it in 2006 for £4.4m.