When it comes to enviable style, Victoria Beckham ranks high on our list, but fashion sense aside, this British beauty’s allure lies in her clever business savvy. Gone are the Posh Spice references, and in their place lies a super-chic, glam, and successful female entrepreneur. The mom of four has successfully reinvented herself, proving her critics wrong by building an internationally renowned and respected fashion brand. “For a long time there, I was a bit of a laughingstock,” she told Business of Fashion. “And while everybody was busy laughing, what was I doing? I was laying the foundation to what I have in place now.”
And her hard work has paid off. The decorated designer was crowned Britain’s most successful entrepreneur of 2014 thanks to “her finely tuned business acumen,” and even the industry’s top fashion critics praise Beckham for creating a signature style that’s all her own. In 2013, the Victoria Beckham brand turned over £30 million in sales (about $50 million), which according to Business of Fashion was up 91% from the previous year. Considering the Beckhams don’t really need the money—the couple’s estimated fortune is about $590 million—Victoria’s crazy schedule is hard to believe, but she clearly has a passion for fashion. Scroll down to read her best quotes on success.