This week, the Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham was named number 1 of the UK’s top entrepreneurs, ranking in the list of 100 – above both Dame Vivienne Westwood and Sir James Dyson!
VB is said to be worth around £210 million this year, overtaking ex-footballer hubby David Beckham – reportedly valued at a whopping £165 million last year.
The title was given by Management Today and was scored by the success of the business over the last 5 years – Mrs. B boasting a 2,900% increase since 2009 – which in money, is turning £1 million into £30million. That’s one juicy pay check!
Opening her very first store of the eponymous label last month, it’s clear the shop has massively benefited from the success of those very earnings, with iPads for tills and over 3 floors of architectural elegance on a lucrative spot on Mayfair’s Dover Street – not bad for the WAG whose 1999 wedding included very un-minimalist thrones…
With accessory prices starting from £150 and clothing from £510, it’s not hard to see why it’s doing so well. Celeb fans of the brand include Blake Lively, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Beyonce, as well as singer Ellie Goulding, who has dropped into the shop already for a browse.
The mum of 4 has also been named a goodwill ambassador by the United Nations recently. Is there anything this superwoman can’t do?! With rumoured plans of a New York store opening soon as well, apparently not!
By Lexxi Davis