If you’re a fitness enthusiast or an active social media user, you might have heard of Gymshark, one of the fastest-growing fitness apparel brands in the world.
Ben Francis founded activewear maker Gymshark when he was 19 years old, he is recognized as one of the youngest billionaires in the world by Forbes.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Ben Francis’ parents and how they influenced his journey to becoming the founder and CEO of Gymshark.
Ben Francis was born on July 9th, 1992, in Bromsgrove, a town in Worcestershire, England.
Growing up, he was always interested in fitness and weightlifting, which inspired him to start Gymshark. However, his parents played a crucial role in shaping his entrepreneurial spirit.
Ben Francis’ Parents
Ben Francis’ parents, Jane, and Tom Francis, were both entrepreneurs. Jane owned her own business, while Tom was a director at a software company.
They instilled a strong work ethic in Ben from an early age, teaching him the value of hard work and determination.
In an interview with Insider, Ben Francis credited his parents for his success.
“I think my parents instilled a lot of great values in me, such as hard work and determination, which are important traits for an entrepreneur,” he said.