Posh Rakes In The Dosh
Love her or hate her, you have to give her credit. Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has been granted the prestigious title of UK’s Most Successful Entrepreneur by Management Today Magazine. Not surprisingly, when you find out that her turnover has grown from £1 million to £30 million!
No longer simply recognized as a celeb fashionista, Victoria is a fashion designer with a great deal of business acumen. She is the proud owner of a massive storefront in London, which boasts over 6000 square feet of floor space and is 3 stories high. With a recent sales growth of 2,900% along with an employment growth of 3,233%, business is doing quite nicely, thank you very much!
Over the years Ms. Beckham has never been popular with either the public or the press. Even as a Spice Girl back in the ‘nineties she had a reputation of being cold and bitchy, constantly criticized for not smiling enough. She once even appeared on a Huffington Post list of ‘The Most Hated People in Fashion.’
Victoria has been very much in the limelight these past few months. Last month she was named UK’s ‘greatest style icon’ by Hello! Fashion Monthly, and in August she became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations. When she spoke at the UN regarding her appointment she said: “This is the beginning of an important journey for me. As a woman and a mother I have a responsibility to support other women.” Hmm, that doesn’t sound very cold or bitchy, does it?
There have been other good deeds, too. A few weeks ago, Victoria auctioned off over 600 items from her personal clothing collection for charity. (I know, the very fact that she has 600 clothing items to give away makes you want to hate her!) But the auction benefited a worthy cause: mothers2mothers, a nonprofit organization that trains, employs and empowers mothers living with HIV.
She may not smile enough, but she sure is capable, generous and strong-minded. For most women, being a Spice Girl and Mrs. Beckham would have been enough. But Victoria has forged ahead independently to become highly successful in her own right. And for that, we have to give her credit!