From Germany’s Angela Merkel to George Osborne, Jane Lewis looks back at the people who have influenced the world over the past year.
Articles written by Jane Lewis
Social media sites are at the forefront of ‘Web 2.0’. Janie Lewis looks at five of the most widely used social media websites and their founders – how they started out, what their businesses actually do, and how much they’re worth.
Michael Spencer once described himself as “the sad person you see reading the FT on the beach”. But when the City’s richest man scans through his press cuttings this week, he shouldn’t be too disappointed with the coverage.
Profile of Charles, Earl of March and Kinrara – the dashing earl who’ll charge you a £200,000 fee to join his Goodwood Club.
He liked The Ivy so much he ate it, before moving on to Le Caprice. But the news that rag-trade tycoon Richard Caring has snapped up London nightclub, Annabel’s, has really got the old guard worked up.
Britain is getting richer, but the benefits have not been passed on to the majority of wage-earners. Does it matter? Jane Lewis reports.
A profile of Peter Bazalgette – the man who popularised Big Brother, and has been said to have done more to debase television than anyone else.
Less than a generation ago, the Seminole tribe of Florida were living a precarious life of poverty in the Everglades. Yet last week, they bought the Hard Rock chain for a knock-down price of $965m. And it’s unlikely to be the last major deal struck by an Indian tribe.
Not only is Shawn Carter – aka Jay-Z – fairly remarkable for his continuing popularity at an age when most hip-hop artists are considered over the hill, he also combines his rap career with a decidedly corporate role as president and chief executive of Def Jam recordings.
Profile of the Sudanese billionaire offering a $5m annual prize to the sub-Saharan leader who demonstrates the greatest commitment to democracy and good governance.