Victoria Beckham: The UK's most successful entrepreneur
It's probably fair to say that back in 2008, when Victoria Beckham launched herself as a fashion designer with her eponymous ready-to-wear line, few people thought the former Spice Girl would be crowned the UK's leading entrepreneur just six years later.
And yet, that's exactly what has happened. Topping a list of 100 established British businessmen and women, the mother-of-four has been named as the country's number one most successful entrepreneur by business magazine Management Today.
With a personal wealth estimated at £210 million, which outstrips VB's husband David Beckham's bank balance by a cool £45 million, Victoria Beckham's business has skyrocketed in the past five years.
Starting with a team of just three, VB now employs over 100 people and can boast sales growth of 2,900% since 2009. 'Deservedly she is number one in these two crucial measurements for success', said Philip Beresford, the man responsible for drawing up the list.
'The public have been with me on this journey from the start and continue to be', Victoria told us at the opening of her first store last month. 'Five years ago I certainly never thought I'd be opening my own store.'
We bet she didn't think she'd be the UK's most successful entrepreneur, either.
By Olivia Marks