Victoria Beckham: From Posh Spice to entrepreneur of the year

Published 1830 GMT (0230 HKT) October 27, 2014
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Victoria Beckham has come a long way from Posh Spice, the pop star who sang "Wannabe" with her all-female band in the 1990s. Today she was named Britain's top entrepreneur, by magazine Management Today. Peter Michael/Getty Images/File
The fashion designer (pictured with husband and former England Football Team captain, David Beckham), had a business turnover of $48 million last year. imothy A. Clary/Getty Images/File
Beckham's fashion label boasted a sales growth of 2,900% in the last five years. Judges said that while some may scoff at her credentials as the UK's entrepreneur of the year, actually "Mrs Beckham has created a company that is both real and wildly successful." Here, she is pictured with fellow designer Karl Lagerfeld last year. John Macdougall/Getty Images/File
The former Spice Girl launched her label four years ago, and today has an estimated wealth of $338 million. She assesses the competition at London Fashion Week, alongside fashion heavyweights Diane Von Furstenberg and Donatella Versace last year. Stuart Wilson/Getty Images/File
You know you've made it in the fashion world when you're rubbing shoulders with Vogue editor in chief, Anna Wintour, pictured together in 2012. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/File
Perhaps an even greater test of your celebrity status is being named a UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador. Beckham missed the grand opening of her London store in September this year, to attend the news conference on her appointment. Jewel Samad/Getty Images/File
The Beckham brood is a stylish one -- Victoria and David pose alongside children Romeo, Cruz, and Brooklyn. In 2011, Victoria gave birth to daughter Harper Seven. Leon Neal/Getty Images/File
David touches Victoria's baby bump at the royal wedding of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, in 2011. Jon Bond/Getty Images/File
It's been almost 15 years since the Spice Girls split, but the five-piece made a special appearance together at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony. Stu Forste/Getty Images/File
If you want to be treated like a star, you've got to play the part. The glamorous Beckhams have appeared in various reality TV shows about their lives, including "The Real Beckhams," and "Victoria Beckham: Coming to America." Here they arrive at the 2008 ESPY Awards, honoring sports stars, in Los Angeles. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images/File
The Beckhams temporarily made the U.S. their home after David was made an LA Galaxy player in 2007. A blond Victoria watches the announcement from the pitch sidelines. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/File
During the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Beckham was dubbed "Queen of the WAGs" -- Wives and Girlfriends of footballers -- by the British press. Here, she watches a game alongside Cheryl Tweedy, then-girlfriend of footballer Ashley Cole. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images/File
Known for her severe expression, here a photographer catches Beckham smiling at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital's 150th birthday party, in 2002. Anthony Harvey/Getty Images/File
The Spice Girls, with then-Victoria Adams pictured center, arrive at the screening of their movie "Spice World" atop a double-decker bus at New York's Planet Hollywood , in 1998. Henry Ray Abrams/Getty Images/File
Beckham joined the band in 1994, with the hugely popular group selling over 55 million records worldwide. PA/AFP/Getty Images/File