BUSINESS

Alexander van der Zwaan

“Playboy” turned lawyer Alexander van der Zwaan had it all but destroyed his reputation after being jailed for 30 days for lying to the...

Denise Coates

The richest self-made woman in the UK paid herself £217 million in 2016 and is said to have a personal fortune of circa £3.17...

Trevor Hemmings CVO

Reclusive yet charming “leisure entrepreneur” Trevor Hemmings owns over 100 racehorses, lives primarily on the Isle of Man and generously funded the SAFE centre...

Fergus and Judith Wilson

Fat former boxer and Toad of Toad Hall-like figure of fun Fergus Wilson and his equally badly dressed Hyacinth Bucket-like wife, a former maths...

Pete Cashmore (AKA ‘The Sage of Media’)

Born in Banchory, Aberdeenshire in 1985, Pete Cashmore founded Mashable, a “one-stop-shop” digital media news and blogging site, in his bedroom in 2005 with...

Alfie Best II

A tenacious Romany Gypsy turned multi-millionaire businessman, Mayfair and Hertfordshire based Alfie Best overcame “many obstacles and prejudices” to make his fortune in cars,...

Lee Brahim Murray-Lamrani (AKA ‘Lightning Lee’ and ‘The Stopwatch’)

The “mastermind of Britain’s biggest cash robbery”, “from the streets kid” and “scary son of a b**ch” Lee Murray was born in Greenwich and...

Anders Holch Povlsen (AKA “The New King of Scotland”)

Worth around £4.4 billion according to Forbes, Bestseller CEO Anders Holch Povlsen is the second largest landowner in Scotland with 218,365 acres to his...

Nick Bell

Born in 1983 in Alnwick, Northumberland, Nick Bell is amongst the few youngsters who genuinely deserve the accolade “entrepreneur”. A former pupil of The...

Douglas Durst

“Real estate royal” Douglas Durst had his leg amputated in 2015 and is the brother of the cross-dressing body dismemberer and suspected killer Robert...

Cassandra Stavrou

Gourmet popcorn entrepreneur Cassandra Stavrou is based in Barnet, North London and counted Google as her first customer. A winner at the 2016 Veuve...

Brooke Barzun

Art curator, philanthropist and ambassador’s wife Brooke Barzun is of Pilgrim Fathers ancestry and hails from the family that controls Jack Daniel’s. She is...

Nadja Swarovski-Adams (AKA “Nadja Swarovski”)

A scion of the Swarovski AG crystal dynasty, Southern Methodist University, Texas educated Nadja Swarovski-Adams has been described as a “modern-day Medici in the fashion...

Stavros Niarchos III

Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III dated both Paris Hilton and Mary-Kate Olsen but has been with the Australian supermodel Jessica Hart since 2010....

Chrissie Rucker MBE

In 1994, with £6,000 in savings, Chrissie Rucker ended her career as a beauty journalist to launch The White Company from her boyfriend’s spare...

Alison Platt

A “trolley dolly” turned CEO of Britain’s biggest estate agency, Alison Platt sees no difference between selling bleach and houses. Appointed a non-executive director...

HRH Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark

One of five children of an exiled prince and hedgefunder and an American heiress, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark was...

The Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE (better known as Karren Brady, AKA “The First Lady of Football”)

Ambitious and hardworking to her core, North London born Karren Brady likes to describe herself as a “working mum”. Having become the youngest-ever managing...

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Alliance CBE (Born: Davoud Alliance, Persian: داوود آلیانس, Hebrew: דייוויד אליאנס)

Iranian-British businessman Lord Alliance courageously used his powerful contacts to help save the ‘Forgotten Jews’ of Ethiopia in the 1980s and 1990s. Born in...

Herb Chambers (born Herbert G. Chambers)

Massachusetts born and Boston based billionaire businessman Herb Chambers loves fast cars and mammoth yachts. He made his fortune after leaving the United States...

Sara Little (née Sara Finkelstein, AKA “Tiny Little”, “Corporate America’s Secret Weapon”,1917-2015)

An “improver” rather than a “creator”, Brooklyn born industrial designer Sara Little Turnbull believed “too many businesses designed products for the retailer rather than...

Leslie Wexner (AKA “Les” Wexner)

Worth some £5 billion, Leslie Wexner has been described as “very shy” and “certainly not the showing off type of American”. A father of...

The Marchioness of Bath

Born in Hungary and raised in France, the Marchioness of Bath has been described as a “soft porn actress” as well as a war...

His Excellency Nunzio Alfredo D’Angieri and sons Stefan and Teava

This dandy dynasty of diplomats and collectors of motoring marvels are renowned on the international jet set. Diplomat H.E. Nunzio Alfredo D’Angieri was once...

Christina Ketley

Though never married to the murdered gangland figure and timeshare fraudster John Palmer, Brentwood born Christina Ketley was truly the power behind his nasty...

Jules Bianchi (1989 – 2015)

The Stirling Moss of his generation was tragically taken in his prime aged just 25. Nice born and the grandson of the three-time World...

Blake Mycoskie

Arlington, Texas born TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie started out selling shoes from his apartment in 2006 and now describes his position within what has...

Pete Halat

Former attorney and Mayor of Biloxi, Mississippi from 1989 to 1993, Pete Halat was acquitted of but still is often connected to the 1987...

Justin Weiss

Georgetown University educated Justin Weiss is the founder of the innovative rental crowdsourcing firm ClearDigs. A former Goldman Sachs banker, New York based Weiss...

Nicolas Berggruen (AKA “The Homeless Billionaire”)

An eternal wanderer and worth some £985 million ($1.56 billion), art collector and founder of the Berggruen Holdings, Inc. fund of hedge funds Nicolas...

Bidzina Ivanishvili (ბიძინა ივანიშვილი, AKA “Boris Ivanishvili”)

Said to be worth £3.3 billion, businessman and politician Bidzina Ivanishvili counts two albino sons amongst his four children. Prime Minister of Georgia between...

Andy Dunn

Northwestern University and Stanford graduate Andy Dunn co-founded Bonobos in 2007 to “provide men with better-fitting clothes”. Chicago born Dunn stepped down as CEO...

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (حمدان بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم, AKA “Fazza” or “فزاع)

The second son of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His...

David Sullivan

Cardiff born David Sullivan owned the Daily Sport and the Sunday Sport between 1986 and 2007. Essex based and a father of two, Sullivan...

Sir Martin Sorrell (AKA “The Third Brother”)

Britain’s highest paid CEO in 2014 (he earned £42.98 million in a single year) Sir Martin Sorrell is the CEO of the advertising giant...

Ena Baxter (AKA “The Queen of Soup”, 1925 – 2015)

Described as being “born to make soup”, Ena Baxter was anything but a “sweet old dear pottering around her kitchen”. This farmer’s daughter turned...

Lisa du Pont Moseley (also known as Lisa Dean Chandor MacGuigan Moseley, born Lisa Dean)

A reclusive chain-smoking heiress, Lisa du Pont Moseley is best known for her connections to the 1998 murder of Pati Margello, the prostitute girlfriend...

Radovan Vitek

A self-made Czech real estate billionaire, Radovan Vitek was listed as having a worth of £1.1 billion by Forbes in 2015. The owner of...

Lord Mostyn

The 7th Baron Mostyn was born in 1984 and was said to be worth some £50 million ($85 million) by The Sunday Times in...

Goga Ashkenazi (born Gaukhar Berkalieva)

Termed “the first female oligarch”, Goga Ashkenazi made her first fortune in oil and gas before moving into fashion after buying Vionnet in 2012....

His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud

Oxford educated petrolhead HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud is married to the Duke of Northumberland’s niece and counts Jeremy Clarkson amongst his...

George Frost

One of three sons of the late Sir David Frost and his second wife Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard, “rum adventurer” George Frost created his own...

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

The joining of two real estate and media dynasties came about in 2009 when Jared Kushner married Ivanka Trump. Harvard and New York University...

Vladislav Doronin (Владислав Доронин, also known as “Vlad Doronin”)

Once termed “Russia’s answer to Donald Trump”, billionaire Vladislav Doronin is the chairman of the Capital Group. He describes himself as “an international businessman...

The Rt. Hon. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE, MSC, CD, JP, DL (also known as Lady Brabourne)

The great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and godmother to The Prince of Wales, the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma once suggested that war “gives you...

Leonard Blavatnik (Леонид Валентинович Блаватник)

Jewish father of four Leonard Blavatnik became the UK’s richest person in 2015 when The Sunday Times listed him to be worth £13.17 billion....

Paul Arrouet and Dylan Lauren

New York based hedge fund manager Paul Arrouet married Ralph Lauren’s daughter, Dylan, in June 2011. He is the managing partner at Marblegate Asset...

India Rose James

The “pink-tinged blonde” granddaughter of the late “King of Soho” Paul Raymond co-owns most of Soho with her half-sister, Fawn. India Rose James told the...