Despite taking a beating during the World War, Great Britain has evolved as one of the most thriving economies of recent times, riding on the backs of its entrepreneurs. Recent studies have revealed that Great Britain is home to some of the wealthiest and celebrated entrepreneurs of all time. Apart from helping people overcome their employment woes, entrepreneurs of modern times have also introduced new work cultures, and have managed to break the age-old stereotypes associated with a work environment. The list of eminent entrepreneurs of the UK is incomplete without the mention of self-made billionaire duo David and Simon Reuben, retail king Philip Green and the philanthropic business tycoon Richard Branson. While Branson is renowned for the Virgin Group of companies owning the Virgin Airways and Virgin Mobiles, the Reuben brothers started out in scrap metal business and eventually ventured out to other raw material business and real estate. Ann Summers the CEO of an internationally acclaimed lingerie brand and Lesley Reynolds, the co-founder of the multi-faceted beauty clinic in London are some of the famous female British entrepreneurs who have broken all stereotypes and established a name for themselves in their respective industry. Here we present to you biographies of some of the most famous British entrepreneurs. Acquaint yourself with their life stories, timelines and also a few interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.
Richard BransonRichard Branson

18 July 1950

Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham

17 April 1974

Lisa VanderpumpLisa Vanderpump

15 September 1960

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty

15 December 1892

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne

09 October 1952

Jamie OliverJamie Oliver

27 May 1975

Conrad BlackConrad Black

25 August 1944

Marco Pierre WhiteMarco Pierre White

11 December 1961

Aga Khan IVAga Khan IV

13 December 1936

James DysonJames Dyson

02 May 1947

Heather MillsHeather Mills

12 January 1968

Bernie EcclestoneBernie Ecclestone

28 October 1930

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Jane AsherJane Asher

05 April 1946

Alan SugarAlan Sugar

24 March 1947

William PennWilliam Penn

14 October 1644

Simon FullerSimon Fuller

17 May 1960

Guccio GucciGuccio Gucci

26 March 1881

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Gemma CollinsGemma Collins

31 January 1981

Jack BrooksbankJack Brooksbank

03 May 1986

Vanessa AngelVanessa Angel

10 November 1966

Billie FaiersBillie Faiers

15 January 1990

Anita RoddickAnita Roddick

23 October 1942

Richard ArkwrightRichard Arkwright

23 December 1732

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Jamie LaingJamie Laing

03 November 1988

Sarah Jane BrownSarah Jane Brown

31 October 1963

Alexander GilkesAlexander Gilkes

16 July 1979

Mo IbrahimMo Ibrahim

03 May 1946

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Lucy WatsonLucy Watson

20 February 1991

Fred GoodwinFred Goodwin

17 August 1958

Jennie McAlpineJennie McAlpine

12 February 1984

Peter K. McMahonPeter K. McMahon

06 June 1954

George CadburyGeorge Cadbury

19 September 1839

Edoardo Mapelli MozziEdoardo Mapelli Mozzi

31 October 1983

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Mike AshleyMike Ashley

09 September 1964

Holly BransonHolly Branson

21 November 1981

Peter JonesPeter Jones

18 March 1966

Philip DayPhilip Day

30 September 1965

Cecil John RhodesCecil John Rhodes

05 July 1853

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David OgilvyDavid Ogilvy

23 June 1911

George StephenGeorge Stephen

05 June 1829

Alex Cowper-SmithAlex Cowper-Smith

01 January 1970

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Raj KundraRaj Kundra

09 September 1975

Nicholas WintonNicholas Winton

19 May 1909

Brian EpsteinBrian Epstein

19 September 1934

David BaleDavid Bale

02 September 1941

Max MosleyMax Mosley

13 April 1940

Harry Gordon SelfridgeHarry Gordon Selfridge

11 January 1856

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Thomas AndrewsThomas Andrews

07 February 1873

Michelle DewberryMichelle Dewberry

09 October 1979

Deborah MeadenDeborah Meaden

11 February 1959

Mark DawsonMark Dawson

04 February 1960

Don ArdenDon Arden

04 January 1926

Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth

18 September 1973

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Duncan BannatyneDuncan Bannatyne

02 February 1949

Owen OystonOwen Oyston

24 March 1934

Peter StringfellowPeter Stringfellow

17 October 1940

Theo PaphitisTheo Paphitis

24 September 1959

Sam HouserSam Houser

24 May 1972

Steve ShirleySteve Shirley

16 September 1933

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Calouste GulbenkianCalouste Gulbenkian

23 March 1869

Levi RootsLevi Roots

24 June 1958

Leslie BenziesLeslie Benzies

17 January 1971

Michael MoritzMichael Moritz

12 September 1954

Chips KeswickChips Keswick

02 February 1940

Amit BhatiaAmit Bhatia

1979 AD

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Anthony BamfordAnthony Bamford

23 October 1945

Gerald RonsonGerald Ronson

27 May 1939

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild

08 February 1868

Evelyn Robert de RothschildEvelyn Robert de Rothschild

29 August 1931

Clive SinclairClive Sinclair

30 July 1940

Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild

08 November 1840

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John TempletonJohn Templeton

29 November 1912

Tamara MellonTamara Mellon

07 July 1967

Bill DrummondBill Drummond

29 April 1953