Who is Paul Kemsley?
Paul Kemsley is an English entrepreneur, property developer, and also a reality TV celebrity. He is best known for his work with football clubs and his appearances on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Stanmore, Middlesex, England
His first marriage was to Loretta Gold, an American woman. They had three children. In 2007, the family moved to America, but in 2012, Loretta and the kids returned to London. In 2015, Kemsley married Dorit Kemsley, and they have two children, a son and a daughter. Kemsley is Jewish.
In 1984, Kemsley dropped out of school and worked as a surveyor. Between 1985 and 1992, he worked in commercial real estate as an agent, while in 1992, he joined Mike Ashley at Sports Direct.
In 1995, Kemsley established his own company, Rock Joint Ventures Ltd., with Joey Lewis and Daniel Levy. The company grew tremendously and was worth 750 million pounds by 2007. However, in 2009, due to the financial crisis, the company was placed into administration and ended Kemsley’s involvement with the enterprise.
During this time, Kemsley became recognized for his bold and aggressive deals, buying and selling highly expensive properties. As a result, he earned a fortune of around 180 million pounds by 2008.
Between 2001 and 2006, Kemsley served as the director of Spurs and was the Vice-Chairman of the Tottenham Hotspur F.C. until 2007.
In 2005, Kemsley appeared on The Apprentice, the BBC edition of this reality series and stayed with the show alongside Lord Sugar until 2008.
In 2010, he launched the New York Cosmos soccer club and served as a chairman, representing the majority ownership group. In addition, Kemsley made Pelé Honorary President. In 2011, he stepped down from his position as chairman. After leaving Cosmos, he co-founded the management agency Legends 10 with Terry Byrne.
In 2016, Kemsley’s wife, Dorit Kemsley, joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She started in season seven of this long-running series. This meant that Paul Kemsley would also begin appearing in the series as a recurring character since season seven.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is a highly popular reality series that centers on the lives and relationships of various wealthy women in Beverly Hills and has included various women who were actresses, models, or had other pursuits. For example, Dorit Kemsley is a swimwear designer who has released her collections in the past. Paul has appeared in close to sixty episodes of this long-running series, which has given him more publicity in America.
In addition to his two reality TV roles, he produced the film Pelé: Birth of a Legend after his collaboration with this athlete.
When he was a teen, Kemsley met Mike Ashley, of Sports World fame. The two would collaborate in the future. He is also friends with David Pearl, Sir Philip Green, and Lord Sugar, which helped him get involved in Tottenham Hotspur.