I couldn't even afford to take my family on holiday but now I'm worth £37 million, says Dragons' Den star | The Sun

A DRAGONS' Den star has revealed they couldn't afford a family holiday before becoming a millionaire.

Sara Davies, who is a popular dragon on the hit show, has revealed before she made the big bucks money was tight.

The entrepreneur owns Crafter's Companion – a retail business specialising in crafting from her college bedroom.

Her company now turns over £34 million a year and in 2016 she was recognised for services to the economy with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

As it stands Crafter's Companion is now a leading company internationally – shipping to over 40 countries worldwide including to Asia, South Africa, North and South America, Europe, and Australia.

Sara's company now employs over 200 people across the globe.

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During her recent appearance on BBC Two's Weekend Escapes, Sara was asked about going on holiday as a kid.

Presenter Robson Green had asked the 38-year-old whether she did staycations or package holidays when growing up.

She revealed: "So when I was younger we couldn't have afforded to go abroad."

Explaining more about her childhood, she continued: "My dad had a transport company, so he had three or four vans – and every summer, what would happen is one of the vans would get to the end of its working life. It'll have done its 200,000 miles or whatever.

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"So my dad would spend that winter getting an old caravan from the tip, and he'd retrofit the caravan into the van. And then all of the next summer we would holiday in the camper van that my dad had built.

"And I just think its those life experiences that made me the person I am."

Sara, who is estimated to be worth a staggering £37 million, has two sons, Oliver and Charlie, with her husband Simon Davies.

Despite having the cash now for luxury family holidays, the business tycoon is keen to ensure they have the same values as she did growing up.

"Just because I can afford to take my kids on amazing holidays, doesn't mean I want to do that," she said.

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