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No. 6 - Hugo Campbell-Davys

Described by the Evening Standard as “London’s best connected man”, this Chelsea based sage is the founder of Urbanologie, an online private members’ lifestyle...

No. 7 - Kate Spivak

The founder of a “social dining group”, Kate Spivak has over 21,000 followers on Twitter. This passionate foodie describes herself as a “marketing nerd”...

No. 8 - Jon Levy

This Upper West Side, New York based ‘behaviour expert’ is best known for his Influencers Dinners. Jon Levy founded this “secret dining experience” in 2009...

No. 9 - Michael Polenske

This financier turned vintner was born in Bermuda and is now based in California’s Napa Valley. Michael Polenske has variously invested in and owned...

No. 10 - Rosemary Conley

“Slimming guru” Rosemary Conley’s luck changed in 2014 when her empire went into administration. Though her low-fat “Hip & Thigh Diet” regime was all...

No. 11 - Francesca Bortolotto Possati

The head of the four property Bauers Hotel Group is the “best connected woman” in Venice. Francesca Bortolotto Possati is a native of the...

No. 12 - Barbara Hulanicki OBE

This Polish born, British raised fashion icon described herself as “a natural feminist” in a 2014 interview with The Observer. As the co-founder of...

No. 13 - Kelly Hoppen MBE

This red-headed South Africa born design dragon is most famous for her use of taupe. Hoppen views white to be an “essential neutral” and...

No. 14 - Victoria Beckham

The Fleet Street Fox spoke sense in November 2013 when she said of Beckham: “Take a bow, Savvy Spice. We got you wrong”. This...

No. 15 - Joy Venturini Bianchi

This San Francisco based style icon is famous for her signature oversized black glasses and “natty attire”. A divorced philanthropist, Joy Venturini Bianchi has...

No. 16 - Lillian Pulitzer Rousseau (born Lillian Lee McKim; 1931 – 2013)

This Palm Beach based “Queen of Prep” was the daughter of a Standard Oil heiress who began her career selling orange juice on Worth...

No. 17 - Tom Ford

This Texan born designer and film director turned around the fortunes of Gucci and YSL and had a huge success with A Single Man....

No. 18 - Harry Handelsman

This German-born property developer is best known as the pioneer who brought “loft living” to London in the early 1990s with his Manhattan Loft...

No. 19 - Martha Stewart

This “High Priestess of Homemaking” was brought up in ordinary surroundings in Jersey City, New Jersey but became a self-made business magnate, author, magazine...

No. 20 - Sara Murray OBE

This Lancashire born entrepreneur founded the price comparison site Confused.com and is now a member of the government’s Technology Strategy Board. Murray has deservedly...

No. 21 - Jo Malone MBE

This dynamo opened her first store at 154 Walton Street in Chelsea in 1994 and admits she had no money and made every error...

No. 22 - Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah

The nephew of Kuwait’s Amir first introduced his Villa Moda “luxury bazaar” concept in 1992 in a $20 million glass box on the outskirts...

No. 23 - Erik Wachtmeister

He founded ASmallWorld.net, “The Facebook for the Few,” in 2004 and has now created his second social network, the Best of All Worlds. This...

No. 24 - Natalie Massenet

She met her financier husband at the Notting Hill Carnival in 1997 and founded Net-a-Porter a year later. She sold her share in the...

No. 25 - Nicky Haslam (Nicholas Haslam)

“Britain’s ultimate interior designer” is a man of many talents and guises. Haslam flits from party to party by night, but by day writes,...

No. 26 - Hugh Warrender

This Old Etonian describes himself on Twitter as an optimist, libertarian and cyclist. Warrender co-founded the Knightsbridge School and has been involved in wealth...

No. 27 - Chris Corbin OBE & Jeremy King OBE

London’s most successful restaurateurs. This dynamic duo have been partners in business for over 30 years and acquired Le Caprice in 1981. They sold...

No. 28 - Lapo Elkann

The Agnelli “crown prince” is also nicknamed “Lapo of Luxury.” Regularly voted as being one of the best dressed men on the planet, he’s...

No. 29 - Charlie Gilkes

Eton educated Gilkes is a club-trepreneur who has made waves in Chelsea and Battersea. He also appeared in The Iron Lady and launched an...

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