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Name: Kevin Rose

Age: 48

Company: The Luxury Network. We’re a luxury affinity marketing, partnerships and events group.

Turnover: $13m (£8.2m)

First job: Professional windsurfer

Dream job: Professional sportsman. What man wouldn’t?

Car: Porsche Turbo

Economy, business, first class: Business

Most extravagant purchase: I have just got back from a very extravagant skiing holiday.

Most played song on iPod: At the moment it is “Beautiful People” by Chris Brown.

Best business book: E-Myth by Michael Gerber.

Worst business moment: Before starting The Luxury Network, I owned a small chain of luxury hair and beauty salons. I had an opportunity to go national (through a national chain) and didn’t accept the deal. I look back on it now and wonder what would have happened.

Proudest business moment: Definitely launching The Luxury Network and our international success.

Business mentor: I am not a big follower. I consider myself to be more of an innovator, especially in business.

Next big thing: We now have 17 territory luxury network partnerships in Russia, Italy, Sweden, Canada and throughout the Middle East and Asia. Our next big thing: adding 50 more countries to the global network in the next five years.

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