Levy his millions through his family business in "Mister Byrite", the discount clothing chain of the 1980s and 1990s, and became part of the English National Investment Company (ENIC), where he was made managing director in 1995, that bought out a number of large shares from the Chairman Alan Sugar to take over the club in 2001. Made a popular, if eventually unsuccessful, move to oust former Arsenal manager George Graham to replace him with Spurs favourite Glenn Hoddle.
ENIC also held shares in Glasgow Rangers, AEK Athens, Slavia Prague, Verona and Warner Brothers, with the major money behind the company coming from Joe Lewis, the currency speculating billionaire.
With Levy putting in the hours at the club (starting at 07:00) and has worked behind the scenes to secure some excellent signings, often at knock down prices (i.e. Rafael van der Vaart for £8 million on transfer deadline day August 2010) to boost the Spurs playing staff. Daniel has also presided over a number of managerial changes at the club, but also a period of unparalleled spending on players to try and achieve a return of Tottenham Hotspur to the upper echelons of English football.
Championed the European style of Head Coach with a Sporting Director to carry out the transfer dealings, but was brave enough to admit it hadn't worked and return to a more traditional manager when he sacked Juande Ramos and Damien Comolli in October 2008 and appointed Harry Redknapp to help get Spurs off the bottom of the Premier League. The move paid dividends, with Spurs qualifying to play in the Champions League for the first time in the 2010-11 season.
Balancing the on and off pitch success, Levy has overseen the development of a new state of the art training facility in Bull's Cross, Enfield and is planning a new stadium close to the current site in Tottenham that will hold 60,000.
Daniel Levy is married to Tracy Dixon, who was once his PA and they have four children.