Wednesday, April 14, 2021

No. 7 - Chrissie Rucker MBE

Chrissie RuckerIn 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 bedroom after struggling to find good quality white linen and tableware. Combe Bank School, Sevenoaks educated Rucker is married to the founder of the Charles Tyrwhitt shirt company, Nick Wheeler, is a mother of four and owns homes in Buckinghamshire and Klosters, Switzerland. The Sunday Times lists the collective wealth of Rucker and Wheeler as circa £330 million and in January 2015 this hardworking businesswoman told The Telegraph: “[My guilty pleasure is a long hot bath] with a big glass of wine, followed by a snuggle in bed with a good magazine”.

 

 

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    Penny Streeter OBE (née Penny Stiff) – From homeless to multi-millionairess – A classic ‘rags to riches’ tale is that of Penny Streeter. After being made homeless, she founded a recruitment firm and is now worth some £208 million through her A24 Group.

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    Lawrence Stroll (born Lawrence Strulovitch) – 2020’s saviour of Aston Martin? Geneva based, Montreal born billionaire Lawrence Stroll made his fortune in fashion and in 2020 brought in the cash to save Aston Martin from bankruptcy.

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    Lawrence Stroll (born Lawrence Strulovitch)

    Belgian-born lawyer turned liar 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 FBI in April 2018 over Russia’s links to President Trump’s election campaign. Aside from receiving positive publicity in Tatler after marrying Eva Khan, daughter of a Ukrainian-Russian billionaire named German Khan, in a “lavish society ceremony” at Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire in June 2017, this “ostentatious” Belgian-born, Notting Hill based attorney might now realise that telling the truth is generally for the best.

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    Badly dressed bigoted property tycoons Fergus and Judith Wilson – Fat former boxer Fergus Wilson and his badly dressed Hyacinth Bucket-like wife banned “coloured people” from renting from them in Kent

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    Alfie Best II – Romany Gypsy turned multi-millionaire businessman

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    2006 Securitas depot robber Lee Brahim Murray-Lamrani (AKA ‘Lightning Lee’ and ‘The Stopwatch’) – Cage fighter and mastermind of Britain’s biggest cash robbery

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

    Chrissie Rucker

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    Chrissie Rucker MBE

    Alison Platt

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

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

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

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

    Christina Ketley (AKA “Mrs Goldfinger”)

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    Pete Halat

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    Businessman and West Ham United shareholder David Sullivan (AKA “Dave Sullivan”)

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    David Sullivan

    Radovan Vitek

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    Radovan Vitek

    Alphonse Fletcher, Jr.

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    Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. (AKA “Buddy Fletcher”)

    Martin Taylor

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    Martin Taylor

    Eike Batista

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    Eike Batista

    Alexandra Lebenthal

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    Alexandra Lebenthal (AKA “The New Queen of Wall Street”)

    Sam Cook

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    Sam Cook

    Dame Shirley Porter DBE

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    Dame Shirley Porter DBE (née Shirley Cohen)

    Oliver Trusgnach

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    Oliver Trusgnach

    Raj Shastri

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    Raj Von Badlo (also known as Raj Shastri and Raj Paull)

    Aby Rosen

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    Aby Rosen

    Nathan Goralnik

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    Nathan Goralnik (AKA “Nate Goralnik”)

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    Karen Blackett OBE

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    Lady de Rothschild (also known as Lynn Forester de Rothschild, née Lynn Forester)

    Ryan Serhant FI 1

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    Ryan Serhant

    Felix Dennis FI1 1

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    Felix Dennis (1947 – 2014)

    Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss FI 1

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    Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (AKA “The Winklevii”)

    Archibald Hall FI 1

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    Archibald Hall (AKA Archibald Thomson-Hall, Roy Fontaine, the Killer Butler and the Monster Butler, 1924 – 2002)

    Paul Reichmann FI 1

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    Paul Reichmann (1930 – 2013)

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    Yan Assoun

    Catherine Hooper FI 1

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    Catherine Hooper

    Ingrid Lederhaas Okun FI 1

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    Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun

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    Nicholas van Hoogstraten (also known as Adolph von Hessen and born Nicholas Marcel Hoogstraten)

    Jesse Livermore FI 1

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    Jesse Livermore (1877 – 1940)

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    Michelle Mone OBE

    Hillel Nahmad FI 1

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    Hillel Nahmad (AKA “Helly Nahmad”)

    Andreas Panayiotou FI 1

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    Andreas Panayiotou

    Peter Scott FI 1

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    Peter Scott (born Peter Craig Gulston, 1931 – 2013)

    Hilary Devey FI 1

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    Hilary Devey

    Marcus Cooper FI 1

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    Marcus Cooper

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    Ronald Edwards (1931 – 1994), better known as Buster Edwards

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    Giovanni Di Stefano

    David Elias FI 1

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    David Elias

    Eric Hersman FI 1

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    Eric Hersman

    Robert Bourne and Sally Greene FI 1

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    Robert Bourne and Sally Greene OBE

    Lord Lady Carrington

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    Leslie "Les" Allen-Vercoe (also known as Les Vercoe)

    Raffaele Mincione FI 1

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    Captain Simon Mann

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    Jack O'Shea

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    Lord & Lady Black (Conrad Black & Barbara Amiel)

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    1. Superb business people both of them and down to earth people too.However, I do find this fad for married women retaining their own name rather weird, one can see the point if the lady in question is a singer or performer or some kind of public figure in her own right before the marriage but in this case what’s wrong with Mrs Wheeler? OK I am just putting my tin hat and flak jacket on now in anticipation for the in-coming bombardment.

    2. To use your maiden name or switch? Tough call… I mean, you’re named after a man one way or another, whether it’s your Dad or your husband. And if you’re a public figure because you’re an actress you may be known by something completely different; Judy Garland apparently sounded better than Frances Ethel Gumm, and Diana Dors was an improvement on Diana Fluck. Whatever women want to call themselves is fine by me.

    3. Well one can certainly sympathise with Diana Dors, taking into consideration her particular acting genre, Fluck would have been most embarrassing.

    4. To Charles Cust: Hope this apocryphal story isn’t deleted by Mr Steeples. Apparently Diana Dors very early in her career opened some sort of church sale, and the parson had no idea, really, who she was. He had notes about her including her real name but did his introduction from memory. He knew she had a very unfortunate name and absolutely couldn’t get it wrong, “And so, ladies, gentlemen and parishioners, let me introduce a rising young actress, Diana Clunt.”
      I do soooo hope that story is true, and apologies to any of Matthew Steeple’s readers who are of a non-vulgar disposition.

    5. . I spent a lot time with a (by then slightly podgy but) charming Diana Dors. This was in the company of the ingenious rogue, the totally louche “Dandy Kim” Caborn-Waterfield. It was I the days of 2count your fingers after you’d shaken his hand”. Chelsea was much more fun in those days!

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