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Jane Lewis

Jane writes profiles for MoneyWeek and is city editor of The Week. A former British Society of Magazine Editors editor of the year, she cut her teeth in journalism editing The Daily Telegraph’s Letters page and writing gossip for the London Evening Standard – while contributing to a kaleidoscopic range of business magazines including Personnel Today, Edge, Microscope, Computing, PC Business World, and Business & Finance.

She has edited corporate publications for accountants BDO, business psychologists YSC Consulting, and the law firm Stephenson Harwood – also enjoying a stint as a researcher for the due diligence department of a global risk advisory firm.

Her sole book to date, Stay or Go? (2016), rehearsed the arguments on both sides of the EU referendum.

She lives in north London, has a degree in modern history from Trinity College, Oxford, and is currently learning to play the drums. 

Johann Rupert: the Warren Buffett of luxury goods
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Johann Rupert: the Warren Buffett of luxury goods

Johann Rupert, the presiding boss of Swiss luxury group Richemont, has seen off a challenge to his authority by a hedge fund. But his trials are not o…
26 Sep 2022
Profile: the fall of Alvin Chau, Macau’s junket king
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Profile: the fall of Alvin Chau, Macau’s junket king

Alvin Chau made a fortune catering for Chinese gamblers as the authorities turned a blind eye. Now he’s on trial for illegal cross-border gambling, fr…
20 Sep 2022
Profile of Ryan Cohen: the “meme king” who sparked a frenzy
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Profile of Ryan Cohen: the “meme king” who sparked a frenzy

Ryan Cohen was credited with saving a clapped-out videogames retailer with little more than a knack for whipping up a social-media storm. But his late…
13 Sep 2022
The rise of Gautam Adani, Asia’s richest man
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The rise of Gautam Adani, Asia’s richest man

India’s Gautam Adani started working life as an exporter and hit the big time when he moved into infrastructure. Political connections have been usefu…
23 Aug 2022
Ron Johnson: the retail king’s quest for redemption
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Ron Johnson: the retail king’s quest for redemption

Ron Johnson’s spell at JCPenney, following his triumph at Apple, was a disaster. Now, his latest attempt to rescue his reputation has just crashed int…
19 Aug 2022
Michael Saylor: the tech mystic who bet it all on bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

Michael Saylor: the tech mystic who bet it all on bitcoin

Michael Saylor, the founder of data analytics company MicroStrategy, has pursued the odd strategy of placing the whole firm on red at the roulette tab…
14 Aug 2022
Zhao Weiguo: China’s No. 1 chip tycoon vanishes
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Zhao Weiguo: China’s No. 1 chip tycoon vanishes

Zhao Weiguo rode a decades-long boom in China pursuing Beijing’s core industrial policy of semiconductor self-sufficiency. Then he fell foul of Xi Jin…
5 Aug 2022
Jennifer Lopez: the American dream on steroids
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Jennifer Lopez: the American dream on steroids

Jennifer Lopez built a business empire on top of an entertainment career, thereby paving the way for the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltro…
31 Jul 2022
Ruja Ignatova: the crooked cryptoqueen
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Ruja Ignatova: the crooked cryptoqueen

Ruja Ignatova’s charm and guile, honed in the dark markets of post-Soviet Bulgaria, persuaded millions to invest in OneCoin, her Ponzi scheme. Then sh…
24 Jul 2022
Sunny Balwani and the Theranos saga’s final chapter
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Sunny Balwani and the Theranos saga’s final chapter

Sunny Balwani, Elizabeth Holmes’s former lover and business partner, has been convicted for his role in the building of a multibillion-dollar fraud at…
20 Jul 2022
Guo Guangchang: how China’s Icarus fell to Earth
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Guo Guangchang: how China’s Icarus fell to Earth

Guo Guangchang dodged the fate of many of his fellow business tycoons when the Chinese government cracked down on them. But his debt-laden empire is n…
10 Jul 2022
Vitalik Buterin: the man who changed cryptocurrencies
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Vitalik Buterin: the man who changed cryptocurrencies

Maths prodigy Vitalik Buterin became fascinated by bitcoin as a teenager. Now 28, he is worshipped as a near deity by crypto-enthusiasts.
26 Jun 2022
Chris Xu: the retailer with a cult following
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Chris Xu: the retailer with a cult following

Chris Xu was born to poor farmers in the Shandong province of China. Today he leads a mysterious upstart that is unnerving established fast-fashion re…
21 Jun 2022
Hock Tan: the tech sector’s supreme dealmaker
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Hock Tan: the tech sector’s supreme dealmaker

Broadcom’s boss Hock Tan has acquired a reputation as the industry’s prime dealmaker – a renown that suffered a blow under Donald Trump. Now he has an…
13 Jun 2022
Profile: Queen Elizabeth's finances
UK Economy

Profile: Queen Elizabeth's finances

The Queen’s frugal habits and dedication to the job have endeared her to (most of) her subjects. But where does her money come from – and how much doe…
2 Jun 2022
Chase Coleman: star hedgie hits the panic button
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Chase Coleman: star hedgie hits the panic button

Chase Coleman got off to a sizzling start in the hedge-fund industry and became one of the biggest winners of the tech bull market. His fall from grac…
28 May 2022
Do Kwon: the King of Crypto Lunatics
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Do Kwon: the King of Crypto Lunatics

Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Do Kwon liked to ruffle feathers and stir things up in his industry. But the collapse of his empire has left investors des…
19 May 2022
The return of the Marcos dynasty to the Philippines
Emerging markets

The return of the Marcos dynasty to the Philippines

The Philippines has elected Bongbong Marcos as president, three decades after his family was ousted from power in a popular revolution. What does that…
12 May 2022
MacKenzie Scott: America’s fairy godmother
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MacKenzie Scott: America’s fairy godmother

MacKenzie Scott pledged to keep on giving money away till the safe was empty when she split from husband Jeff Bezos. That’s easier said than done when…
7 May 2022
Alex Jones: America’s top crank goes bust
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Alex Jones: America’s top crank goes bust

Alex Jones is the world’s loudest and most prolific conspiracy theorist. Now his claims have failed to stand up in court and his Infowars website has …
1 May 2022
Howard Schultz: taking a third shot as Starbucks CEO
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Howard Schultz: taking a third shot as Starbucks CEO

Howard Schultz turned a small Seattle concern into a global coffee chain. Now he’s back at the helm to revive its fortunes. Can he overcome market sce…
24 Apr 2022
Richard Liu: the downfall of China’s Jeff Bezos
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Richard Liu: the downfall of China’s Jeff Bezos

Xi Jinping’s crackdown on the tech barons claims another scalp as Richard Liu, founder of JD.com, China’s second-biggest ecommerce giant, steps down. …
18 Apr 2022
Arkady Volozh: Founder of Yandex's legacy is at threat due to Ukraine war
Tech stocks

Arkady Volozh: Founder of Yandex's legacy is at threat due to Ukraine war

Arkady Volozh has been hailed as a visionary leader in the tech industry and spent 20 years building Russia’s tech giant, Yandex. The Ukraine war thr…
11 Apr 2022
Elvira Nabiullina: Putin's central bank chief blindsided by Russia's war on Ukraine
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Elvira Nabiullina: Putin's central bank chief blindsided by Russia's war on Ukraine

Putin’s central bank chief was reportedly blindsided by the launch of the invasion of Ukraine and forced to stay in her job. Managing the crisis looks…
3 Apr 2022
Karel Komárek: the billionaire lottery winner
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Karel Komárek: the billionaire lottery winner

Czech billionaire Karel Komárek looks set to win the race to run the UK’s national lottery. But he has his eyes on an even bigger prize.
25 Mar 2022
Xiang Guangda: the “Big Shot” who broke the nickel market
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Xiang Guangda: the “Big Shot” who broke the nickel market

The founder of the world’s largest producer of stainless steel recently found himself on the painful end of a wrong-way bet on the nickel price. The “…
19 Mar 2022
Carl Icahn: “King Kong” takes a bite of McDonald’s
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Carl Icahn: “King Kong” takes a bite of McDonald’s

Legendary corporate raider Carl Icahn is showing a softer side, taking a slice of fast-food giant McDonald’s to improve animal welfare. No doubt he is…
12 Mar 2022
Eric Schmidt: seeing off the robot takeover
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Eric Schmidt: seeing off the robot takeover

Former Google boss Eric Schmidt is concerned about the dangers of artificial intelligence and has set up a $125m philanthropic venture to help steer t…
5 Mar 2022
Guo Wengui: a Manhattan caper worthy of a spy thriller
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Guo Wengui: a Manhattan caper worthy of a spy thriller

Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui fled Xi Jinping’s regime to claim asylum in the US. But now the American authorities are after him too.
27 Feb 2022
Sam Bankman-Fried – the “Crypto King’s” staggering pile
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Sam Bankman-Fried – the “Crypto King’s” staggering pile

Sam Bankman-Fried, still under 30, shot from obscurity to a $24.5bn fortune by spotting arbitrage opportunities in the cryptocurrency markets.
20 Feb 2022
El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele – the “coolest dictator in the world”
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El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele – the “coolest dictator in the world”

Nayib Bukele, El Salvador’s president, took power in a landslide in 2019, promising to clean up politics and end gang violence. He also has a taste fo…
16 Feb 2022
The curious case of Cox & Kings
Stockmarkets

The curious case of Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings, the historic Indian travel company, marked its 250th anniversary by floating on the stock exchange. Since then, the whole edifice has com…
5 Feb 2022
Yusaka Maezawa: the punk rocker heading to the moon
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Yusaka Maezawa: the punk rocker heading to the moon

Yusaka Maezawa made his fortune in retail before joining the billionaire space race. Now he’s sorting through a million applications to join him in hi…
31 Jan 2022
Guillaume Pousaz of Checkout.com: the surfer dude catching the fintech wave
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Guillaume Pousaz of Checkout.com: the surfer dude catching the fintech wave

Guillaume Pousaz moved to California to pursue his love of surfing, and landed in Silicon Valley. He then rode the fintech gold rush to a multi-billio…
23 Jan 2022
Tim Cook: the man who filled Steve Jobs’ shoes at Apple
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Tim Cook: the man who filled Steve Jobs’ shoes at Apple

No one expected much from Tim Cook when he took over the top job on the Apple founder’s death. But he has quietly led the firm to extraordinary new he…
15 Jan 2022
Hu Xijin: the silencing of China’s troll king
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Hu Xijin: the silencing of China’s troll king

Hu Xijin had been described as the only man in China who could speak his mind – not least because his mind was as one with the ruling party – and what…
8 Jan 2022