HEARD the one about the Chelsea fan who grew up on a council estate, then sold his business for £45million and now lives a life of luxury which includes watching his top racehorses? It sounds too good to be true – but Alan Spence really does have, as one publication put it, a 'lifestyle to die for'. Make no mistake though, this business genius made his fortune through blood, sweat and a hell of a lot of hard work. These days he can kick back and enjoy the fruits of his labour, which includes being a vice-president at the club he loves. Watching his table-topping team from some of the best seats in the house at Stamford Bridge is just one of the ways Spence spends his down time since selling his travel business for £45m. It was not always this way though, far from it. Spence grew up on a Surrey council estate and as a teenager made the candy floss at Chessington Zoo. Working every hour he wasn't at school, he was also just a teenager – 19 to be precise – when he borrowed £50 from his dad and used it to set up his own business…. Read full this story
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