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Victoria Beckham: Entrepreneur List in Britain Topped by Ex-Spice Girl

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By    |   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 04:54 PM

Victoria Beckham’s fashion empire has placed her at the top of the list of successful British entrepreneurs.

Switching from her singing career as Posh Spice to the fashion industry, Beckham has made a success of her new business, raising revenues fro $1.6 million five years ago to around $48.4 million now, the Daily Mail said.

The list of the top British entrepreneurs was compiled by Management Today, a business magazine.

“Step forward Victoria Beckham, former Spice Girl, part of a glorious power couple with footie legend husband David, and for us a supremely talented entrepreneur in the fashion business,” Management Today said. “Her Victoria Beckham operation, fresh from the triumphant opening of its first shop in London's Mayfair, has grown from £1m ($1.6 million) turnover to £30m ($48.4 million) in the past five years, and staff numbers are up from three to 100 in the same period. Deservedly, she is number one in these two crucial measurements for success in the MT Top 100.”

The Daily Mail said Victoria Beckham is worth more than her soccer-playing husband, David Beckham; in 2013, he was reportedly worth about $266 million, while she was worth not quite $339 million.

Management Today editor Matthew Gwyther told the BBC that some may scoff at Beckham’s accomplishments, saying, “she's never been taught how to cut a pattern, or iron a pleat on a fashion course. ... Doubters will claim she's just the wife of the world's most famously over-tattooed ex-footballer. It's all come to her far too easily."

But, he told BBC, "celebrity has long been a powerful commercial tool" and Beckham has been "an adept exploiter of her own celeb value."

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