16 of the richest celebrities who went to school in Chesterfield and Derbyshire and their net worth – including Harry Maguire, Jeremy Clarkson, Tess Daly and Timothy Dalton
Harry Maguire is one of the richest people to have gone to school in Chesterfield. (Photo: Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Derbyshire’s schools have been frequented by many future celebrities over the years – from global film stars and sporting heroes to big names from the worlds of fashion and TV.
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This is a collection of some of the most talented and well-known celebrities who were educated in the county – and details of how much money they have earned throughout their careers.
Model and television presenter Tess Daly co-presented the ` One celebrity dancing show Strictly Come Dancing from 2004 to 2013 and has been the show’s main presenter since 2014. Born March 29 1969, she grew up in Birch Vale near New Mills, and attended Hayfield Primary School and New Mills Secondary School. According to Entertainment Daily, Tess Daly’s net worth sits at around £2.5 million. (Photo: Stuart C. Wilson)
Rik Makarem, born January 18, 1982, went to Brookfield Community School before later graduating from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. He is most famous for his role as Nikhil Sharma in Emmerdale, playing across both dramatic and comedic storylines from 2009 to 2013. According to Buzz Learn, Rik’s net worth is around £800,000. (Photo: Photo: Marisa Cashill)
Born on November 1, 1963, Rick Allen attended Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School and began playing drums at age nine before later joining Def Leppard in 1978. He overcame the amputation of his left arm seven years later and continues to play with the band to this day. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Allen has amassed £40 million over the course of his time in the band. (Photo: Sheffield Newspapers)
Harry Maguire, born March 5, 1993, went to St Mary’s Catholic High School in Chesterfield and came through the youth system at Sheffield United before graduating to the first team. In 2019, he moved from Leicester City to Manchester United for a fee believed to be £80 million – at the time a world-record amount for a defender. His net worth was estimated to be around £15 million by Sports Brief. (Photo: Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Gary Cahill is from Dronfield and had a lengthy career in the Premier League – most notably winning the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012. He also won 61 caps for England, representing the Three Lions at two World Cups. Born December 19, 1985, he went to Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School and began his footballing career playing for the AFC Dronfield youth system. Cahill has amassed a net worth of £34 million, according to Salary Sport. (Photo: Matt McNulty/Getty Images)
Timothy Dalton, born March 21, 1946, went to Herbert Strutt Grammar School in Belper and gained international prominence as the fourth actor to play James Bond, starring in two films for the franchise. Aside from Bond, he has appeared in other films including Flash Gordon and Toy Story 3, as well as TV programmes such as Jane Eyre and Dr Who. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Dalton is worth in the region of £15.6 million. (Photo: Mindy Small)
Born February 26, 1982, Steven Blakeley went to the Bolsover School and is known for his starring role as PC Geoff Younger from Season 14-18 of Heartbeat. He’s also appeared on Coronation Street and several stage adaptations of Shakespeare plays, including Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Idol Net Worth estimates that Blakeley could be worth as much as £750,000.
English professional footballer Millie Bright, who plays as a defender for Chelsea and the England national team, was born in Chesterfield on August 21, 1993. She attended Killamarsh Junior School followed by Eckington School. Bright was part of the squad that won the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, and captained the side to their first ever World Cup Final. Sports Brief estimates her net worth to be around £1.5 million. (Photo: LINDSEY PARNABY)
Born February 11, 1932, Dennis Skinner attended Tupton Hall Grammar School and went on to become one of the longest serving members of the House of Commons, and also the longest continuously-serving Labour MP. Known for his left-wing views, he was dubbed the ‘Beast of Bolsover’ and was a strong supporter of the National Union of Mineworkers. Buzz Learn estimates that Skinner is worth around £800,000. (Photo: Steve Eason/Getty Images)
Vivienne Westwood was born in Tintwistle on April 8 1941, before being educated at Glossop Grammar School, and went on to become an icon of British fashion. In 2022, Sky Arts ranked her the 4th most influential artist in Britain of the last 50 years. Westwood sadly passed away at the age of 81 last year – and Celebrity Net Worth estimated that she was worth nearly £40 million at the time of her death. (Photo: Francois Durand)
Actor Ben Miles, born September 29 1966, is best known for his starring role as Patrick Maitland in the television comedy Coupling, as Montague Dartie in The Forsyte Saga and as Peter Townsend in the Netflix drama The Crown. He was born in Wimbledon, London, and lived as a young man in Ashover, attending Tupton Hall School. Idol Net Worth estimates that Miles is worth in the region of £1.6 million. (Photo: John Phillips)
Paul Burrell, the former butler of Princess Diana, was born and raised in Grassmoor on June 6 1958. He attended William Rhodes Secondary School in Chesterfield before entering High Peak College in Buxton, where he studied hotel management. His net worth is estimated to be around £500,000, according to Celebrity Net Worth. (Photo: Daniel Berehulak)
Actor Tom Chambers known for his role as Sam Strachan in the ` medical dramas Holby City and Casualty, Max Tyler in ` drama series Waterloo Road and Inspector Sullivan in Father Brown, also won the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing with his partner Camilla Dallerup. He was born on May 2 1977 and raised in Darley Dale – and was educated at Repton School. Idol Net Worth estimates that Chambers’ net worth sits at around £2.3 million. (Photo: Lindsey Parnaby)
Robert Lindsay is the recipient of a British Academy Television Award, a Tony Award and two Laurence Olivier Awards. He was born in Ilkeston on December 13 1949 and went to Kensington Primary in Ilkeston and secondary modern school, Gladstone Boys’, also in Ilkeston. Idol Net Worth estimates that Lindsay’s net worth is just over £3 million. (Photo: Stuart C. Wilson)
Roald Dahl, born September 13, 1916, went to Repton School and has been referred to as “one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century”. His books for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me and George’s Marvellous Medicine. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected. The Daily Express reported that, when he died in 1990, Dahl’s net worth was believed to be around £7.56 million. (Photo: (Photo by Ronald Dumont/Daily Express/Getty Images))
Jeremy Clarkson, born April 11, 1960, attended Repton School and is best known for presenting Top Gear and The Grand Tour alongside Richard Hammond and James May. He is a trained journalist and regularly writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun. He has also hosted the revived ITV show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Clarkson is worth in the region of £56 million. (Photo: Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)