Thursday, January 21, 2021

BUSINESS

No. 39 - Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms

Her Majesty has governed as constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states and heads the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations. Supported by her gaffe prone husband,...

No. 22 - Gina Rinehart

Whatever she does, “The House of Hancock comes first.” This little known Australian daughter of a bush pilot and prospector is now the world’s...

No. 48 - Leslie "Les" Allen-Vercoe (also known as Les Vercoe)

This property developer tried to sell Britain’s ugliest crib, Updown Court at Windlesham in Surrey, for £70 million in 2008. It languished on the...

No. 49 - Raffaele Mincione

He was once engaged to Heather Mills but had a very lucky escape when she chose to marry Sir Paul McCartney instead. This Italian...

No. 40 - The Hon. Imogen Lloyd Webber

The daughter of the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber lives in New York and is a contributor to MSNBC. Her Single Girl’s Guide was published...

No. 50 - Captain Simon Mann

This former army officer boldly led a coup d’état in Equatorial Guinea in 2004. He was imprisoned for 34 years but received a presidential...

No. 9 - Dmitry Rybolovlev

This billionaire businessman started out in medicine but soon moved into commerce realising that enterprise would better provide for his family. He was imprisoned...

No. 23 - Alan Miller

The nephew of That’s Life!’s Esther Rantzen is a financial titan and philanthropist. Miller is a founding partner and CIO of SCM Private, a...

No. 25 - Joanne Moore

Here is an amazing lady who is responsible for more gins than you could possibly imagine. Britain’s only female master distiller combines herbs and...

No. 41 - Charles Morgan

He’s a member of the family who created and still own the legendary Morgan Motor Company. He’s also worked in television news as a...

No. 24 - Owen Oyston

This flamboyant fedora wearing tycoon made his fortune selling an estate agency empire just before the 1987 stock market crash. He’s now worth in...

No. 10 - Andrey Melnichenko

This billionaire co-founded one of Russia’s largest private banks, MDM Bank, in 1993, and has interests in companies producing mineral fertilisers and extracting coal....

No. 26 - Prince Lorenzo Borghese

Writer, reality star and entrepreneur who is a member of one of Italy’s best known families. He’s a graduate of Fordham University and though...

No. 42 - Vicomte Arthur de Soultrait

A televised encounter with Pippa Middleton and an incident with a gun brought this French aristocrat to prominence but behind the wild façade, Arthur...

No. 51 - Jack O'Shea

A gentleman butcher. He’s deservedly been named Butcher of the Year by The Independent and his shops in Brussels and Knightsbridge are a mecca...

No. 52 - James Murdoch

Considered by many as the pretender to the fortune of his father, Rupert, the phone hacking scandal may have put paid to that. He...

No. 53 - Donald Trump Sr.

The Donald is an example of the case of if you owed the bank £5,000, they’d close you down but if you owed the...

No. 54 - Lord & Lady Black (Conrad Black & Barbara Amiel)

She’s a British-Canadian journalist most famous for having an “extravagance that knows no bounds.” He was a media baron who denounced his Canadian citizenship...

No. 55 - Andrew Davis

He was labeled “Baron Von Essen” but evidence of his pedigree failed to surface. Starting in 1990, this buccaneer built up a collection of...

No. 9 - Sam Higginson

Like his entrepreneurial father before him, Sam Higginson is making waves in the world of online marketing. A proud Lancastrian, Higginson’s latest venture digitalbox...

No. 28 - Henrik Fisker

Danish creator of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Aston Martin DB9, Shelby GR1 concept and BMW Z8 Roadster. His latest visionary output is the...

No. 11 - Arkady Novikov

Mr Novikov controls over 50 restaurants in Moscow but doesn’t have an office. He started out with a loan of $50,000 from a Soviet...

No. 25 - Sidney Frank (1919 – 2006)

A self-made billionaire, Frank was the Hugh Heffner of the booze industry. He had major successes with both Jägermeister and Grey Goose vodka. A...

No. 26 - Robert Maxwell (1923 – 1991)

“The Bouncing Czech” was variously an MP, a spy and a media mogul. Before his empire collapsed he stated: “You are as safe with...

No. 27 - Nicko Williamson

Bristol educated Nicko Williamson is an entrepreneur who launched Climatecars at the age of 23. His grandfather won the Isle of Man TT in...

No. 27 - Nick & Christian Candy

Started a property empire with a loan of £6,000 from their grandmother in 1995. Now said to be worth anything upto £13 billion, this...

No. 10 - Alexander Mavros

The eldest of four brothers, Alex is a scion of the oldest family in Zimbabwe. His family’s business creates masterpieces in silver, gold and...

No. 29 - Edward Rigg

This former filmmaker came up with his own cloudy apple juice. Cheltenham College educated, Edward Rigg has since expanded into a whole range of juices...

No. 28 - Rupert Murdoch

This father of six is a media mogul who doesn’t back down. Faced with being labeled the prime culprit in the phone hacking debacle,...

No. 43 - W.L. “Lyons” Brown III

One of the Brown-Forman family of booze barons who is now making it on his own. This Laguna Beach resident sold his tequila brand...

SUBSCRIBE

    FOLLOW US

    2,546FansLike
    2,068FollowersFollow
    10,739FollowersFollow
    0SubscribersSubscribe

    Recent comments