Martin Lewis is a financial expert known for creating the money advice website Money Saving Expert.
He is also well-known for his numerous money-related TV shows, including The Martin Lewis Money Show Live – which is due to return tonight (June 13) and sees the expert dole out useful cash-saving tips to the public.
Martin often appears as an expert on other programmes, including ITV’s This Morning, and has signed up as a regular host of Good Morning Britain alongside Susanna Reid.
If you are wondering who Martin is and what he did before Money Saving Expert, here’s all you need to know about his background.
Who is Martin Lewis?
Martin Lewis CBE is a British finance journalist.
The 49-year-old, from Withington in Manchester, is essentially the go-to guy in the UK for money advice on everything from the cost of living crisis to energy price hikes.
He first launched the website MoneySavingExpert.com in 2003 from his living room, with just £80 capital to get things going.
The concept (aiming to help people cut back on their bills) quickly took off – and it is now regarded as one of the most-trusted consumer websites in the country.
It’s also well-known for its weekly money tips email, originally called Martin’s Money Tips.
The site’s astronomical success also saw Martin author a number of money-related books, as well as become a regular face on TV, and write numerous newspaper columns.
In 2012, Martin sold the website to the MoneySupermarket.com group.
He was the site’s Editor-In-Chief until 2015, and in 2016 took on a new role as the Executive Chair of Money Saving Expert.
How much is Martin Lewis worth?
The Sunday Times Rich List put Martin Lewis’s net worth at a staggering £123 million in 2021.
Much of this is often attributed to the 2012 sale of MoneySavingExpert.com, a deal put at around £87 million.
As part of the deal, it’s believed he initially received £35 million, plus shares in the website worth an additional £25 million.
Who is Martin Lewis’s wife?
Martin is married to TV journalist and former weather presenter Lara Lewington. Lara began her broadcast career in 2003 at Five and Five News before moving to Sky News as a showbiz correspondent.
She now presents the BBC’s technology programme Click, which she joined in 2011 as a reporter, and makes appearances on various radio and TV shows as a tech expert.
Lara and Martin tied the knot in 2009 and welcomed their daughter, Sapphire, in November 2012.
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