Victoria Beckham Is The UK's Top Entrepreneur

27/10/2014 13:47 | Updated 20 May 2015

It's a good thing we like Victoria Beckham so much. Otherwise, all of her good fortune (David Beckham as a hubby, those gorgeous kids, her stellar rise in fashion, her new role as UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador, etc, etc) would seem a tad irritating...

UN General Assemby Victoria Beckham

VB just did one better: she's topped the list of Britain's top 100 entrepreneurs complied by business magazine Management Today, with an annual turnover of £30m in 2014 (that's an increase of 2,900 percent in the five years since she launched her own label) for her eponymous fashion brand.

Beckham has also created many new jobs in the process of her business expansion and now employs a staff of 100, a 3,233 per cent rise in employees since she first started her business in 2008.

And next time you wonder why Harper Beckham's wardrobe is so much better than yours, remember that her former-Spice Girl mum is thought to be worth £210m.

"She's got a real business, some design talent and some business nous," according to Andrew Saunders, deputy editor of Management Today.

"She gets a lot of stick for being a celeb fashionista but I don't think that's fair. She has built something real out of her own celebrity which is quite a contemporary story. She deserves to be celebrated."

2014 MET Museum Costume Institute Benefit Gala

Beckham opened her first shop in a 6,000-square-foot space in London's Dover Street last month, ensuring that the Farshid Moussavi-designed boutique had plenty of VB touches, from contemporary art on the walls to handling transactions via iPad, since tills are "ugly," according to Women's Wear Daily.

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"There are a lot of people - the general public - who've continued on this journey with me, and I want everybody to feel welcome, whether they're going to buy something, or whether they just want to come and check out the architecture," Beckham told WWD of her new flagship.

"And I really wanted people to get a sense of me the minute they walked through the door."

Don't miss Victoria's finest red carpet moments in the slideshow below...


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