Tuesday, January 26, 2021

BUSINESS

No. 3 - Simon Ogilvie-Harris

Harrow educated Simon Ogilvie-Harris turned his back on a career in the City to establish the Chavín Jewellery brand. Fans include the media personality...

No. 8 - Yasser Khattak

Former Maidstone Grammar School for Boys pupil turned inventor Yasser Khattak was suspended from school 16 times and taught himself at home. As a...

No. 5 - Leon Max (born Leonid Maxovich Rodovinksi)

Having become “more British than the British” after paying £15 million for Easton Neston House at Towcester in Northamptonshire in 2005, Leon Max got what...

No. 4 - Jordan Edwards

A graduate of Northeastern University, Jordan Edwards became president of the Mixology Clothing Company, the owner of the Gainsborough Group e-commerce development company and vice-president of...

No. 16 - Galen and Hilary Weston

Worth some £6.5 billion ($9.7 billion) as of April 2015, Toronto and Windsor, Florida based Galen and Hilary Weston control an empire that includes...

No. 15 - Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. (AKA “Buddy Fletcher”)

The fund founded by “The Black Madoff” was bankrupted in 2012 after Alphonse Fletcher, Jr.’s firms, Fletcher Asset Management and Fletcher International, failed to...

No. 5 - Emir Bahadir

A co-founder of the RLTYNYC real estate brokerage and of Turkish ancestry, Emir Bahadir is a graduate of New York University. He is a...

No. 16 - Martin Taylor

Despite Ed Miliband condemning the Conservatives as “the party of Mayfair hedge funds”, Labour happily and hypocritically accepted £591,800 from Mayfair hedge fund boss...

No. 17 - Robert Durst

A member of the New York based Durst real estate dynasty and worth some $100 million, cross-dresser Robert Durst first came to the attention...

No. 17 - Eike Batista

This one time billionaire subsequently became one of the world’s fastest destroyers of wealth after being listed as being worth -$1.2 billion by CNBC...

No. 9 - Hilary Newsom Callan

The president of the San Francisco based hospitality group PlumpJack since 2009, Hilary Newsom Callan is married to the director and producer Geoff Callan....

No. 6 - Elizabeth Holmes

Palo Alto, California based Elizabeth Holmes quit Stanford University and made a $4.5 billion fortune as a health technology entrepreneur. Theranos, the company she...

No. 9 - John Pappajohn

Billionaire Des Moines venture capitalist John Pappajohn was amusingly quoted as saying “Pappa’s in the house” when he dedicated the Pappajohn Business Building at...

No. 18 - Alexandra Lebenthal (AKA “The New Queen of Wall Street”)

In her 2010 novel, The Recessionistas, this esteemed Jewish mother of three chronicled the consequences of economic collapse for a wealthy New York investment...

No. 10 - Hart Main

Having started a candle business from his family’s kitchen at the tender age of 13 in 2010, enterprising Marysville, Ohio based Hart Main had...

No. 18 - The Countess of Carnarvon (née Fiona Aitken)

The chatelaine of Carnarvon Castle, the Countess of Carnarvon is a lady who doesn’t mince her words. In a March 2015 interview with the...

No. 11 - Russ Weiner

The son of “banned from Britain hatemonger” Michael Savage, Russ Weiner is the creator of the Rockstar energy drink. A graduate of San Diego...

No. 19 - Rafael de Medina y Abascal, 20th Duke of Feria

A member of the House of Medinaceli, Rafael de Medina y Abascal turned his back on a career with Credit Suisse to work in fashion...

No. 12 - Doreen Lofthouse OBE MBE (AKA “Mrs Fisherman’s Friend”)

Credited with taking Fisherman’s Friend global, Fleetwood based Doreen Lofthouse is modest, decent and unpretentious. Having married Tony, the great grandson of the company’s...

No. 19 - Sam Cook

Aged just 17, Yorkshire born Sam Cook borrowed £2,000 from his father and allegedly turned it into £21.2 million in less than 12 months....

No. 13 - Baroness Greenfield CBE

Crossbench peer Susan Greenfield is a scientist, writer and broadcaster who is credited with having “made science sexy”. The director of the Royal Institution of...

No. 20 - Dame Shirley Porter DBE (née Shirley Cohen)

Tesco heiress Dame Shirley Porter joined Twitter in August 2014 and describes herself there as “an English philanthropist and former UK politician residing in...

No. 21 - Oliver Trusgnach

A Belgian fantasist, Oliver Trusgnach falsely accused a former Belgian prime minister of abuse before becoming an £18,500 per year antiques gallery manager in...

No. 22 - Raj Von Badlo (also known as Raj Shastri and Raj Paull)

On his website, Bentley driving Raj Shastri states: “My father told me that if you want to do something, find the best person in...

No. 23 - Aby Rosen

This Jewish real-estate mogul and contemporary art patron co-founded RFR Holding LLC with his childhood friend Michael Fuchs in 1991. Frankfurt born and Manhattan based, Aby...

No. 24 - Nathan Goralnik (AKA “Nate Goralnik”)

Brown and Yale educated Nathan Goralnik joined Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP’s New York office in 2012 and specialises in financial litigation and...

No. 20 - Patricia Campbell Hearst-Shaw (better known as Patty Hearst)

One of the most famous kidnap and Stockholm syndrome victims ever, Patty Hearst is the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, the inspiration for Orson...

No. 21 - Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila

Colombian-American Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila became one of the world’s youngest billionaires in 2011 and has been described as “tall, dark and handsome”. He...

No. 25 - Karen Blackett OBE

The chief executive officer of Mediacom stated: “I still think it is odd that I’m the only senior black woman in the advertising industry”...

No. 7 - James Hirschfeld

This Harvard graduate’s guilty pleasures are “raves, vodka, European sneakers and overpriced doctors”, but James Hirschfeld is truly best known for co-founding Paperless Post,...

No. 26 - Lady de Rothschild (also known as Lynn Forester de Rothschild, née Lynn Forester)

This thrice married, New Jersey born, Columbia Law School graduate was introduced to Sir Evelyn de Rothschild by Henry Kissinger in 1998. The couple...

No. 22 - Rose van Cutsem (née Rose Astor)

In marrying Hugh van Cutsem in 2005, Edinburgh educated Rose Astor united two dynasties. She describes herself as a “mother of three little pigs” and...

No. 27 - Ryan Serhant

Born in Texas and educated at Hamilton College, New York, Ryan Serhant began his career as an actor on the long running series As...

No. 23 - Edward Cavendish (full name “Edward William Henry Delmar Cavendish”)

The son of Sir William and Lady (Liliana) Cavendish, Edward Cavendish featured on Town & Country’s ‘Most Eligible Bachelors’ list in 2014 and his...

No. 24 - Delphine Arnault

This “heiress to a global brand” became the executive vice-president of Louis Vuitton in 2013. Delphine Arnault is the eldest child of the billionaire...

No. 25 - Margaretta Large Fitler Murphy Rockefeller (known as “Happy Rockefeller”, née Margaretta Large Fitler)

The widow of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908 – 1979) is happy by name and happy by nature. A great-granddaughter of George Gordon Meade, the...

No. 6 - Evgeny Lebedev

This “true romantic” and “Londongrad playboy” is the publisher of The Independent and the Evening Standard and also was involved in setting up the London...

No. 10 - Sir John Ritblat FRICS, FSVA

This twice married, Hampstead born property titan acquired British Land for £1 million in 1970 from the corporate raider Jim Slater. Sir John Ritblat...

No. 26 - Her Grace Deborah Cavendish, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire DCVO (1920 – 2014; née The Hon. Deborah Freeman-Mitford)

The last surviving Mitford sister, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire was nicknamed “the housewife duchess” and made Chatsworth one of the most successful and...

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

The twice married daughter of the actress Rita Heyworth and Prince Aly Khan was married to the Greek economist and shipping heir Basil Embiricos...

No. 28 - His Royal Highness The Duke of Bavaria, of Franconia and in Swabia, Count Palatine of the Rhine (born Franz Prinz von...

The senior co-heir general of King Charles I of England and Scotland came to public attention during Scotland’s independence referendum in September 2014. The...

No. 14 - Carter Cleveland

The founder of the Artsy describes his website as “where art meets science” and has some 5,000 followers on Twitter. Princeton educated Carter Cleveland’s...

No. 29 - Lady Wolfson

With her late husband, Lady Wolfson was and remains as one of the UK’s leading philanthropists. The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation...

No. 15 - Marissa Mayer

With some 725,000 followers on Twitter, Wisconsin born Marissa Mayer is a popular and powerful lady. Formerly the key spokesperson for Google, San Francisco...

No. 16 - Brian Chesky

The co-founder and CEO of “hospitality exchange” Airbnb grew up in Niskayuna, New York and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. Brian Chesky...

No. 30 - His Highness Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan

This “famed show jumper” began riding at the age of three and competed at the 2010 World Championships aged just 19. He was fourth...

No. 31 - Bobby and Ivey Leidy (AKA Mr and Mrs Robert Leidy, Jr.)

This wealth manager is the eldest grandson of Lilly Pulitzer and his wife runs an organic, gluten free and vegan West Palm Beach bakery...

No. 17 - Dr William Shockley (1910 – 1989)

Considered by some a racist, “The father of Silicon Valley” was an American born in London who won the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics....

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