Victoria Beckham Is Britain’s No. 1 Entrepreneur

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Evidently, hiring one’s entire family to work the register at your store really pays off. Management Today has named Victoria Beckham the No. 1 entrepreneur in Britain. In an oddly defensive editor’s letter, editor Matthew Gwyther defends the designer, writing, “Some will say she’s never been taught how to cut a pattern, or iron a pleat on a fashion course. Others will say she’s merely the Eliza Doolittle of that mysterious 21st-century Professor Higgins, Simon Fuller. Doubters will claim she’s just the wife of the world’s most famously over-tattooed ex-footballer.” Be that as it may, it’s hard to argue with the numbers: Beckham is worth £210 million, or about $338 million, and has raked in the accolades from even the snootiest members of the fashion press. Not bad for someone who once wore this publicly.

Victoria Beckham Is Britain’s No. 1 Entrepreneur