My First Million — John Styring

Publisher John Styring Photograph: Rosie HallamPublisher John Styring Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Children’s book publisher tells his success story

My First Million — William Buick

Flat out in the saddle with the up and coming jockey

My First Million, How Stephen Fear ran his first venture from a public phone box. Photographed in the Kings Cross area for Money FT,
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My First Million — Stephen Fear

The entrepreneur with no Fear

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Adrian Sherratt/REX (3598604c) Writer Erica James Erica James at home near Congleton, Cheshire, Britain - 17 Dec 2013
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My First Million — Erica James

Loneliness launched a successful writing career

Anthony Ward-Thomas photographed at Gordon racing, Winchester for MFT.
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My First Million — Anthony Ward Thomas

A moving story of success from small beginnings

Sara Murray for My first Million, FT Money.
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My First Million — Sara Murray

Mother of invention reaps rich rewards

My First Million — Michael Connelly

Crime pays after a long wait for a bestseller

Rajesh Agrawal, Chairman and CEO of RatinalFX. Photographed at his office for FT Money "my first million".

My First Million — Rajesh Agrawal

Making foreign exchange and money transfers cheaper

Andrew Dunn
Of Scott Dunn
At his offices in Putney
For "How I made my first million"

My First Million — Andrew Dunn

Founder of luxury travel group doesn’t believe in overwork

My First Million — Alexandra Burke

X Factor winner’s 4m records and £8m

Best of 2014 - Mopping up a fortune from dog bowl

Dragons’ Den reject sells the Road Refresher in 42 countries

Best of 2014 - Harvesting rewards from thinking differently

‘The Black Farmer’ is one of the UK’s leading Afro-Caribbean businessmen

My first million – Jamie Roberts

Rugby star combines playing success with academic achievement

My First Million – Jane Green

The former journalist has sold more than 10m copies

My First Million – Hunter Davies

At 78, The Beatles’ chronicler is working harder than ever

My first million: Kim Kaewkraikhot

Thai restaurateur left school at 8

My First Million: James Tagg

James Tagg has managed to make his inventions pay

My First Million: Oliver Townend

International eventer bought his own farm at 25

My First Million: Biz Stone

At 25, Twitter co-founder was heavily in debt and living at home

My First Million: Terry Walker

TV scrap king who was expelled from school


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.