Zuckerberg, Brinn, Bezos et al fail to oust Branson as most respected entrepreneur

In a poll of Smarta readers, 61 year-old Branson beat the likes of Bill Gates, Lord Alan Sugar, inventor Sir James Dyson and Dragons Peter Jones and Duncan Bannatyne - with none of the big webpreneurs featuring in the top five.

Smarta readers' Top 10 didn't feature a single female - with Dragons Deborah Meaden and Hilary Devey ranking just outside.

Here's the Top 10 for your perusal - let us know what you think!

  1. Richard Branson - Virgin
  2. Peter Jones - Expansys, Phones International, Dragons' Den
  3. Lord Alan Sugar - Amshold Group, Apprentice
  4. Bill Gates - Microsoft
  5. Duncan Bannatyne, Bannatyne Group, Dragons' Den
  6. James Dyson - Dyson
  7. Jeff Bezos - Amazon
  8. Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook
  9. Theo Paphitis - Ryman, Dragons' Den
  10. Jamie Oliver- Sweet as Candy (holding company for Jamie activity)

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