Entrepreneur James Caan Divorced Wife of 32 years Aisha Caan; the Couple shares two Children together
The British-Pakistani entrepreneur and television personality James Caan is one of the successful business tycoons. Similarly, he is also a television personality who recently host the CNBC show 'The Business Class.'
James established such a huge empire with the support of his former wife, Aisha Caan. The couple, who married in 1983, however, are no longer together. They divorced in early 2016. We have all details about the estranged couple here.
James Caan and Aisha Caan; How It All Started
According to a source, the former couple first met at James' office for an interview in the early 1980s. James was attracted to Aisha since the beginning.
James offered her a job, but she rejected as she wanted to start her own boutique. He wanted to be in touch with her, so he decided to invest in her business even he had no saving. James then took bank loans to fulfill Aisha's dream.
Former couple James Caan and Aisha Caan, who divorced in 2016, at 55th BFI London Film Festival
He explained in an interview back in 2008:
'Attractive, feisty and well-educated, she was very different to other Muslim girls I'd met, and I was captivated.'
Eventually, they started dating, and James proposed to Aisha at the age of 21. The couple tied the knot in the year 1983. The wedding ceremony was held in Regent’s Park mosque in central London. The pair then worked together to establish their business empire.
James Caan and Aisha Caan with their daughters, Jemma-Lia and Hanah
Source: Keith Potts
Dragons’ Den tycoon and his wife are blessed with two children, Jemma-Lia and Hanah. Aisha left her boutique to take care of their children.
The Former Couple's Divorce Settlement
James and his wife of 32 years Aisha's divorce was settled in February 2016. Reportedly, James moved out of their mansion in leafy north London soon after the separation.
The divorce was settled with the agreement that James whose net worth is around $100 million should pay £25million to his wife as he established his empire with the support, Aisha.
The reason behind their separation is still unknown. As of now, both of them are busy with their respective career and is trying to move on in their life.
James Caan: Quick Facts
- He was born in December 1960, in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
- He migrated to the UK at the age of two.
- He graduated from the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2003.
- During his early career, he served as a door to door salesman.
- He established his own recruitment company Alexander Mann in 1987.
- He performed as one of the judges of the BBC show Dragons' Den from 2007 to 2012.
- He was titled as Chairman of the Year at the International Business Awards in 2013.
- James received CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2015.