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My First Million — Jacqueline O’Donovan, waste tycoon

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Work was my escape from postnatal depression

Mark Radcliffe first eBay millionaire & Victorian Plumbing founde
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My First Million — Mark Radcliffe, eBay tycoon

The recession was an opportunity, people turned to the internet for better value

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My First Million — entrepreneur Graham Baker

How the businessman got his finances as fit as butcher’s dog

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My First Million — Jenny Campbell of Dragons’ Den

I never missed a deadline. I would finish work after the children had gone to bed

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My First Million — Touker Suleyman of Dragons’ Den

The serial entrepreneur has interests in retail and manufacturing

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My First Million: Tobias Kormind

‘I aspire to become a modern version of Tiffany’

Nick Wheeler - Founder and Chairman of shirtmakers 'Charles Tyrwhitt'. Photographed at his country home in Buckinghamshire for FT Money, my first million.

My First Million: Nick Wheeler, shirtmaker

‘I have always just wanted to be the best shirt business in the world’

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My First Million — Debra Charles

Using her inheritance to set up a smart card business proved a shrewd move

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My First Million — Donald Trump

In a 2008 interview, the now president-elect revealed his ‘New York attitude’

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My First Million — Carol Drinkwater

A ruined olive farm set the actress and writer on a path to riches

Bloodstock consultant picks out winners

Born risk-taker learns from mistakes and pays attention to detail in the horse trade

Lady of the dance and the Strictly effect

From a church hall to a company with 60 employees

Cooking up the next trend in what we eat

Growing up on a farm prepared me for a life in food

Indian food with a twist — no curry

What sets my style apart is connecting with a wide audience

The secret to writing a bestseller

From office junior to internationally bestselling author

Share Centre boss takes to the airwaves

To get the company under way, I had to keep my head down

My First Million — Sarah Willingham

Dragons’ Den star on making a fortune from brands

My First Million — Lesley Pearse, author

‘Writing was my saviour when I couldn’t sleep for worry’

My First Million — Lloyd Amsdon

Timely reminder of the value of quality

My First Million — Bob Lindo

Cornish viticulturist whose vintage spreads far and wide

ABOUT MY FIRST MILLION

We interview people who have made a million pounds or are well on their way towards making a million and ask them how they have made it to where they are today. From the first jobs they did to the most expensive item they have ever bought we ask the questions you want to know the answers to.

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