Paul Volcker, who died last week aged 92, was an inspirational figure whose controversial policies helped inaugurate the modern era.
Articles written by Jane Lewis
Jim Simons loved maths and logic from an early age and enjoyed a rapid rise to the top in academia. Then he worked out how to create the greatest money-making machine in Wall Street history.
Bernard Arnault, the chief at luxury group LVMH, is known for his aggressive approach to deal making. His tilt at jeweller Tiffany could be his most transformative yet.
The Rotterdam-based Van der Vorm family is one of the world’s richest clans, but if it is known at all, it is renowned for its silence. A canny bet on spectacles provided its latest multibillion-dollar windfall.
Brendan Kennedy was an early mover in the market as the world started to legalise cannabis. It seemed like a crazy and risky decision a decade ago. Now, he’s sitting on a fortune.
Former IMF chief Christine Lagarde has a reputation for easy manners and good humour, but she has a ruthless streak. She’ll probably need it as she takes up her new role.
Steve Schwarzman has had an illustrious career in finance, while his friendship with Donald Trump has made him a pivotal figure in the US-China trade war. Yet he remains a relative unknown. Jane Lewis reports.
Parker Schnabel was a typical Alaskan teenager when he discovered gold exploration and reality television. Still only 25, he has excelled at both for a decade. What will he do next?
Tom Ford made his name by pushing the “sex sells” mantra to extremes in the 1990s. But his latest collections and products have been tailored for a different age.
Archie Norman is a retail grandee with a reputation for rescuing sinking ships. There were hopes he might do the same for Britain’s national high-street institution, but his old magic may be failing him.