Markus Jooste built a small South African furniture firm into a global retail empire. Then everything fell apart amid claims of a €6bn black hole in the accounts. Jane Lewis reports.
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George Weah faces a huge new challenge as president of the Republic of Liberia. Will the former Fifa World Player of the Year be able to fix the country’s problems? Jane Lewis reports.
Put on the spot by the vicious feuding at the White House, Rebekah Mercer had to choose sides.
From Germany’s Angela Merkel to George Osborne, Jane Lewis looks back at the people who have influenced the world over the past year.
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.