Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 58 - Dale Vince, Ecotricity

The renewable energy entrepreneur is worth £100m.

by Philip Beresford

Former hippy Dale moved into wind energy in 1996 and started the world's first green energy company. In 2012-13 Stroud-based Ecotricity made £389,000 profit on record sales of £65.6m.

Age: 53
Activity: Renewable energy
Wealth: £100m
Latest turnover: £66m
Five-year rise in turnover: 74%
No. of employees: 285
Five-year rise in employment: 78%
Score: 161

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