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  1. As of 2020, who is the presenter of the British television programme Dragons' Den?
  2. Richard Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age and set up a mail-order business in 1970 selling what?
  3. Which business magnate is first associated with the assembly line technique of mass production?
  4. In 1968 Lord Alan Sugar started which consumer electronics company?
  5. Who is well known for being the chairman of the Arcadia Group?

  6. American businessman and entrepreneur Samuel Walton was best known for the founding of which retailer?
  7. Which company was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976?
  8. Who is the wealthiest engineer in the U.K.?
  9. Which Australian actress married English property tycoon Nick Candy in 2012?
  10. Name the businesswoman and TV presenter who made her fortune launching Pall-Ex, a palletised freight network?
  11. What was founded by David Quayle and Richard Block in 1969?
  12. Which famous entrepreneur sold ice cream from a second-hand van before entering into the nursing home industry?
  13. Can you name the last remaining of the original investors on the BBC 2 TV show Dragons' Den?
  14. Who owns a company known as Syco?
  15. Which American actress launched The Honest Company in 2012 to provide consumers with safe, nontoxic household and baby products?
  16. Can you name the German-born American businessman who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans?
  17. Which technology entrepreneur is the founder and chief designer of SpaceX?
  18. Which Scottish born entrepreneur led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century to become one of the richest Americans in history?
  19. With which company would you associate entrepreneur Jeff Bezos?
  20. Dame Anita Roddick created which company in 1976 with just 15 products that she had sourced herself from around the world?
  21. George Eastman was an American entrepreneur in which industry?
  22. Which Scottish entrepreneur, together with her then-husband, founded the lingerie company Ultimo in 1996?
  23. Which Oscar winning actor started selling salad dressing in 1982?
  24. Which British businessman is the founder of promotions company Matchroom Sport?


  1. Evan Davis
  2. Records
  3. Henry Ford
  4. Amstrad
  5. Sir Philip Green
  6. Walmart
  7. Apple
  8. James Dyson (who considers himself more of an engineer than an entrepreneur)
  9. Holly Valance
  10. Hilary Devey
  11. B&Q (it was originlyy called Block & Quayle)
  12. Duncan Bannatyne
  13. Peter Jones
  14. Simon Cowell
  15. Jessica Alba
  16. Levi Strauss
  17. Elon Musk
  18. Andrew Carnegie (who gave away 90 percent of his fortune to charities, foundations, and universities)
  19. Amazon (
  20. The Body Shop
  21. Photography
  22. Baroness Mone (or Michelle Mone)
  23. Paul Newman
  24. Barry Hearn