Gymshark Tycoon, Ben Francis, 30, Who Dropped Out To Make Gym Leggings Named UK’s Youngest Billionaire
The owner of sportswear giant Gymshark, who founded the company in his parents’ garage while working as a pizza delivery driver, is now a billionaire at the age of 30.
Birmingham-born Ben Francis started his sports clothing brand in 2012 after deciding to make his own gym clothes when he couldn’t find anything he liked on the high street – now, just 11 years later he has made his debut on the Forbes billionaires list.
While it has not all been plain sailing for the father-of-two after he publicly apologised when a video surfaced of him snorting cocaine in 2020, Francis is worth a whopping $1.2billion (£992million) making him the UK’s youngest billionaire.
The former Aston University student, who originally started his company alongside friend Lewis Morgan before he stepped back in 2014, recently opened about his daily habits and morning routines.
He told the Insider that every morning he wakes up at 6am and makes eggs or bacon for breakfast before heading into the office – which he is in five days a week.
Often the first one in, Francis then answers his emails, goes through the week’s objectives and has lunch around 12.30pm.
He also makes sure to fit a workout at the gym later on in the evening at 6.30pm.
He said having consistent checkpoints throughout the day grounds him and keeps him productive.
From the entrepreneur’s social media accounts alone it is clear to see that the self-made billionaire lives a life of luxury by splashing the cash on expensive motorbikes as well as enjoying glamorous holidays abroad with his fitness model and influencer wife.
Francis, who was awarded the EY UK Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2020, married Robin Gallant, from Canada, in September 2021.
The pair welcomed twin sons on December 24 last year after announcing publicly that Robin was pregnant publicly three months prior.
They initially met after Francis asked her to promote his brand on her social media and she has since moved from Canada to live in the UK with him.
The two of them have been pictured enjoying lavish holidays abroad in places such as Dubai and Australia.