The Apprentice's Felipe Alviar-Baquero: 'I wanted to change the world'

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The Apprentice's Felipe Alviar-Baquero studied law because he wanted to change the world, but says his true passion in life is business.

The 33-year-old solicitor was born in Colombia but moved to the UK at the age of 17 to learn English. He now lives in Kent and is among the twenty candidates hoping to secure the £250,000 investment on offer from Lord Alan Sugar in the new series of the BBC One show.

The Apprentice 2014 candidates - Felipe Alviar-Baquero

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Felipe is a pretty big deal in his native Colombia, where he named one of the country's Top 100 Colombians two years ago. Wow! Although he now lives in the UK, he is a trustee for a British charity that helps support vulnerable children back home.

He says his biggest business achievement in life so far is designing a children's play area, and he says he's passionate about social entrepreneurship.

He says: "I studied law because I wanted to change the world. But my real passion is business."

The Apprentice, 9pm, BBC1, Tuesday 14 October.

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