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Wirecard's Markus Braun: schmoozing the elite with tech twaddle
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Wirecard's Markus Braun: schmoozing the elite with tech twaddle

Markus Braun, the self-styled tech visionary behind failed German tech firm Wirecard, was adept at fooling the gullible. There were red flags from the…
4 Jul 2020
Jack Dorsey: Twitter’s chief comes of age
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Jack Dorsey: Twitter’s chief comes of age

Jack Dorsey has had a turbulent ride of late, but his strategy of thinking big and biding his time seems to be paying off.
29 Jun 2020
Lee Jae-yong: Samsung’s heir remains trapped in limbo
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Lee Jae-yong: Samsung’s heir remains trapped in limbo

Lee Jae-yong inherited the reins of the technology giant from his father. His struggles to retain control of the firm – and to stay out of jail – have…
22 Jun 2020
Stanley Ho: the man who made Asia’s Las Vegas
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Stanley Ho: the man who made Asia’s Las Vegas

Stanley Ho, who died last month, arrived in a dying fishing port as a young man with just ten dollars to his name. He transformed his new home into a …
12 Jun 2020
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Arnaud Lagardère: Dad, I shrunk the empire
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Arnaud Lagardère: Dad, I shrunk the empire

Arnaud Lagardère, heir of the Lagardère business empire, has been bailed out by the French establishment – again. But this time he is determined to pr…
8 Jun 2020
Masayoshi Son: the God of tech tests the faithful
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Masayoshi Son: the God of tech tests the faithful

Masayoshi Son, the founder of Japanese tech giant Softbank, has had a bad crisis. He has bounced back before, and will do again, he insists. It wouldn…
1 Jun 2020
Top four financial villains of the last 20 years
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Top four financial villains of the last 20 years

Despite MoneyWeek’s 1,000 issues, we struggled to find a page of material on people we considered particularly worthy of honour. We were spoilt for ch…
26 May 2020
The making of Warren Buffett
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The making of Warren Buffett

The man who “triumphed in the long game by practising a simpler, purer version of capitalism” is widely hailed as the world’s greatest living investor…
17 May 2020
Nicolai Tangen: Norway’s sovereign wealth fund changes hands
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Nicolai Tangen: Norway’s sovereign wealth fund changes hands

Nicolai Tangen, a risk-loving, jet-setting financier and hedge-fund manager, has been made head of the sovereign-wealth fund. Is he the right man for …
11 May 2020
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Bill Gates: the rebooting of a reputation
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Bill Gates: the rebooting of a reputation

Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates was once widely criticised as a merciless monopolist. But he has tried to reinvent himself as a global health philanthr…
4 May 2020
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Eric Yuan, the engineer whose world went Zoom
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Eric Yuan, the engineer whose world went Zoom

Eric Yuan, an engineer who invented business-conferencing tool Zoom, became a billionaire when his app became a must-have accessory in lockdown. But t…
27 Apr 2020
Bill Ackman: the billionaire who bet big on viral doom
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Bill Ackman: the billionaire who bet big on viral doom

Bill Ackman of hedge fund Pershing Square saw trouble coming early and placed a punt on the stockmarket outcome. His huge win may be followed by a sec…
18 Apr 2020
Richard Branson: the goateed mascot of British capitalism
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Richard Branson: the goateed mascot of British capitalism

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin empire is in trouble due to coronavirus. Can it be saved?
11 Apr 2020
Daksh Gupta: the accidental salesman with a big heart
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Daksh Gupta: the accidental salesman with a big heart

Daksh Gupta was studying at university and washing cars to make ends meet when he sold a car by accident. He’d found his calling, but the coronavirus …
3 Apr 2020
Ray Dalio: the seer blindsided by a bug
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Ray Dalio: the seer blindsided by a bug

When the financial crisis struck in 2008, Ray Dalio’s hedge fund was well prepared to profit and he has since enjoyed a reputation for prescience. He …
30 Mar 2020
Peter Thiel: Utopian elite flee for "Galt’s Gulch"
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Peter Thiel: Utopian elite flee for "Galt’s Gulch"

Peter Thiel, the tech tycoon who founded PayPal, has long been prepared for a flight from societal collapse. As coronavirus panic spreads, where is th…
23 Mar 2020
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Barclay twins: billionaire brothers square off in court
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Barclay twins: billionaire brothers square off in court

The Barclay twins spent 60 years building a business empire together. Now, they are squabbling over the spoils and threatening lawsuits.
16 Mar 2020
Jack Welch: Americans have got to “work like dogs”
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Jack Welch: Americans have got to “work like dogs”

Jack Welch saw earlier than most that Asian competitors were coming for corporate America’s lunch. He revolutionised business management in response…
6 Mar 2020
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Can “super geek” Jeff Bezos save the planet?
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Can “super geek” Jeff Bezos save the planet?

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, seen by some as the “evil face of capitalism”, is becoming a power beyond the reach of his multi-tentacled company. His next a…
2 Mar 2020
Rishi Sunak: the maharaja of the Yorkshire Dales
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Rishi Sunak: the maharaja of the Yorkshire Dales

Rishi Sunak is taking the reins of the world’s fifth-largest economy at a crucial juncture. The unflashy but likeable youngster may be just the man fo…
20 Feb 2020
Les Wexner: the Merlin of the Mall loses his magic
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Les Wexner: the Merlin of the Mall loses his magic

Les Wexner built a retail empire from scratch and made a fortune in the process. He ended up placing his trust and many powers in the hands of disgrac…
20 Feb 2020
Bernie Ebbers: the downfall of the Telecom Cowboy
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Bernie Ebbers: the downfall of the Telecom Cowboy

Bernie Ebbers had the starring role in the greatest rags-to-riches story in US corporate history. A plot twist at the end turned it into a different k…
10 Feb 2020
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Kim Woo-choong: the ambiguous legacy of Daewoo's Chairman Kim
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Kim Woo-choong: the ambiguous legacy of Daewoo's Chairman Kim

Former Daewoo chairman Kim Woo-choong inspired a generation of entrepreneurs. His empire collapsed and his career ended in ignominy, but was he to bla…
3 Feb 2020
Willie Walsh: the colourful scamp who saved BA
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Willie Walsh: the colourful scamp who saved BA

Willie Walsh is standing down after 15 years in the cockpit at Britain’s flagship airline. Few will miss his combative approach, but the industry is l…
17 Jan 2020
Carlos Ghosn: Le Cost Killer’s great jail break
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Carlos Ghosn: Le Cost Killer’s great jail break

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan boss charged with fraud, fled captivity in Tokyo and is now a fugitive in Lebanon. His memoirs should make for fascina…
13 Jan 2020
Neil Woodford rides again
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Neil Woodford rides again

Neil Woodford’s speedy descent made Icarus look like a slouch. Many thought he would now be spending more time with his horses. He’s actually plotting…
1 Jan 2020
The movers and shakers of 2019
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The movers and shakers of 2019

Men make history, but not in circumstances of their own choosing, said Marx. Some men make more of it in less time than others. Here are four figures …
31 Dec 2019
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Pham Nhat Vuong: Vietnam’s Donald Trump
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Pham Nhat Vuong: Vietnam’s Donald Trump

Not satisfied with a business empire that covers just about everything in his native Vietnam, property mogul Pham Nhat Vuong is making a move into the…
25 Dec 2019
Paul Volcker: the banking ace who crushed inflation
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Paul Volcker: the banking ace who crushed inflation

Paul Volcker, who died last week aged 92, was an inspirational figure whose controversial policies helped inaugurate the modern era.
13 Dec 2019
Jim Simons: the maths whizz who solved the market
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Jim Simons: the maths whizz who solved the market

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 mone…
25 Nov 2019
Bernard Arnault: the wolf in cashmere
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Bernard Arnault: the wolf in cashmere

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 t…
19 Nov 2019
Van der Vorm: the Dutch billionaires who keep schtum
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Van der Vorm: the Dutch billionaires who keep schtum

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…
12 Nov 2019
Brendan Kennedy: the data geek taking cannibis mainstream
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Brendan Kennedy: the data geek taking cannibis mainstream

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. No…
4 Nov 2019
Christine Lagarde: killer shark takes the helm at the ECB
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Christine Lagarde: killer shark takes the helm at the ECB

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 ta…
28 Oct 2019
Steve Schwarzman: Wall Street’s arch dealmaker
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Steve Schwarzman: Wall Street’s arch dealmaker

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 …
21 Oct 2019
Parker Schnabel: the dirt nerd who keeps striking gold
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Parker Schnabel: the dirt nerd who keeps striking gold

Parker Schnabel was a typical Alaskan teenager when he discovered gold exploration and reality television. Still only 25, he has excelled at both for …
14 Oct 2019
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