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Amber Atherton (born 9 February 1991, in Hong Kong) is a British entrepreneur known for co-creating and appearing in the reality television series Made In Chelsea. She is the founder of e-commerce company My Flash Trash.
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Atherton began modelling as a teenager, appearing in Love Magazine, i-D magazine and Tatler. She coded as a child and set up various businesses before founding cult e-commerce company My Flash Trash when she was 17. She sold My Flash Trash in 2016 for an estimated £2 million.
Atherton gained celebrity as a creator of the popular UK reality television show Made In Chelsea. She has since focused on enterprise, appearing as a Business Buddy on The BBC's Young Dragon's Den show, Pocket Money Pitch and judging the UK's national enterprise challenge. Atherton was listed as the "5th Most Powerful Person in Digital Fashion" by British Vogue in 2011, and named part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2016. Atherton regularly speaks at conferences, schools and universities on the topic of entrepreneurship, and consults for start ups and venture capital firms.
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