Charles Ingram Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth

Charles William Ingram is a British national who recently served as a British Army Major from Derbyshire. He was also famous when it was revealed that Charles had cheated the British Television Reality show Who Wants to be A Millionaire? In 2001.

Early Life

Charles Ingram was born in Shardlow, Derbyshire on 6th August, 1963. Charles father is John Ingram, retired RAF Wing Commander and mother is Susan, a theatre set designer. When Charles was young his parents placed Divorce papers and he had to spend his most of his education years in boarding school, Oswestry School. After schooling Ingram took admission and received Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Kingston University.

Charles also acquired his Master’s degree from Cranfield University in Corporate Management in August, 2000. After completing his studies, Charles decided to go on his father’s path and when for British Army Training at Sandhurst in 1986. Due to his degree he was assigned in Royal Engineers as Officer and posted in Germany. Ingram also wrote two novels after leaving army. They are The Network in April, 2006 and Deep Siege in October, 2007.

Charles Ingram Career

After education and training in British Army as Officer, Ingram was elevated to Captain rank in 1990. Later promoted to Major in 1995. Ingram was transferred to Banja Luka in Bosnia in 1998 for United Nations Peacekeeping duties. While he was in army, he participated in a British Reality show called Who Wants to be A Millionaire? In 2001. The person winning the contest wins a price money of £1,000,000 and he won the competition at the end.

His wife also took part in the competition and had won £ 32,000 from it. Later it was found that Ingram cheated to win the competition and the cheque signed by him was then cancelled and forfeited. Not only that but because of cheating he was asked to resign from British Army in 2003 and forfeit his post of Major.

Where is Chrles Ingram now? 

After all the controversies, Charles was out of job and the money he had was also taken back. Hence he started appearing on various other Television reality shows such as The Game, The Weakest Link and Wife Swap. Recently in 2019, James Graham adapted the story of the scam committed by Ingram and commissioned a three part television drama Quiz in which the whole scam will be projected.

Charles Ingram Biography

Real Name Charles William Ingram
Birth Date  6, 1963
Age 56 Years (as of 2020)
Birth Place Shardlow, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Profession Television Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Leo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in centimeters – 187 cm  Approx
Weight in Kilograms – 82 kg  –  in Pounds –  000 lbs Approx
Chest Size 41 Inches
Waist Size 34 Inches
Biceps Size 16 Inches
Shoe Size 10 (US)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Average
Sexual Orientation Straight


School Oswestry School
College Cranfield University, Kingston University London


Father John Ingram
Mother Susan Ingram
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known

Relationship Status

What is Charles Ingram marital status? Married
How many children does He have? Not Known
Is he having any relationship affair? No
Is he a Gay? No
Who is Charles Ingram wife? Diana Ingram (m. 1989)

Charles Ingram Net Worth

Charles has had a very spiking career where he worked as an Army Major to a reality show contestant and later started appearing in Television shows. Not only that he also wrote novels after asked to resign from Army. As per our sources it is expected that Ingram holds the net worth of more than £1 million. Hence finally Ingram has become a Millionaire.


  1. Ingram was serving at Major’s post in British Army until 2003.
  2. Charles participated in a show called Who Wants to be A Millionaire in 2001.
  3. He was found guilty in cheating to win the contest.
  4. He was also asked to resign from Major’s post from British Army in 2003.
  5. Ingram wrote two novels viz. The Network and Deep Siege.
  6. Ingram was also found in an Insurance fraud.
  7. Charles was appeared in several other shows after leaving Army.
  8. He also lost three toes in an accident in 2010.
  9. In 2019 ITV decided to produce a play, Quiz which will show the scam committed by Ingram.

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