Investing in wine? It’s a mug’s game

ROWAN GORMLEY + NAKEDWINES.COM

Rowan Gormley of Naked Wines believes drinkers are ripped off

James Freedman of Zone. For My First Million, FT Money.
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My First Million: James Freedman

James Freedman realised that football clubs could be brands

My First Million: Ian Bell

Ian Bell says cricketers are ‘well looked after’ financially

Vashi Dominguez for FT Money, my first million.
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Diamonds have been my best friend

Engagement rings are 85% of Vashi Dominguez’s business

David Moore, Restauranteur, photographed at Pied-a-Terre in London this morning.
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Cooking up a fortune

David Moore’s restaurant business survived a catastrophic fire

MONEY FT-MY FIRST MILLION Designer and retailer Zeev Aram at the Aram Store on Drury Lane, Covent Garden. Credit: David Parry/ FT
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My First Million: Zeev Aram

Designer furniture pioneer on value before price

Money FT, My First Million. Mark Neale founder of Mountain Warehouse. Credit: David Parry/ FT
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Peaks and troughs at Mountain Warehouse

Retailer close to £90m turnover, says founder Mark Neale

Derek Coates

Healthy profits from a career switch

Derek Coates made his first million in marketing

Peter Usborne, publisher, photographed for FT Money.
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Work is child’s play for book publisher

Peter Usborne regards his job as an extension of fatherhood

FT Business Life | Rob Law Trunki founder and CEO Rob Law, photographed at his offices in Bristol Pic Gareth Iwan Jones +44 07500829003 14th January 2014
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Travels with Trunki

Children’s luggage designer Rob Law

Happy endings after drama and crisis

Novelist Lucinda Riley did not expect to achieve success

Where success is in the bag

Julie Deane on the growth of Cambridge Satchel

Back from bankruptcy thanks to crisps

Potato farmer William Chase’s crop rotation

A question that changed my life

The first winner of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Brewing up a healthy fortune

Family feuds have not stopped AMT’s rise

Hairdresser’s brush with success

Shaun Pulfrey made a fortune from a simple idea

From Kangaroo Alley to the world

A military background gave Mike Gooley the skills to run a business

A switch in time made my fortune

A simple invention in the 1970s put John Taylor on the road to millions

Rise and fall of a rough diamond

Gerald Ratner hit rock bottom before reinventing himself

I won’t take no for an answer

Belief and hard work are key, says new Dragon Piers Linney

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