Johann Rupert: the Warren Buffett of luxury goods
Johann Rupert
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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
Indian billionaire Gautam Adani
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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
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
Herbert Diess: VW CEO runs out of road
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Herbert Diess: VW CEO runs out of road

Herbert Diess’s tenure at VW came to a premature end after he fell foul of the group’s powerful owners. Matthew Partridge reports
27 Jul 2022
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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
Changpeng Zhao: Binance founder undaunted by the crypto winter
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Changpeng Zhao: Binance founder undaunted by the crypto winter

Changpeng Zhao, the founder of controversial cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has been severely battered by carnage in the sector. But the future is b…
3 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
Why UK companies should lean in and poach Sheryl Sandberg
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Why UK companies should lean in and poach Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg has quit Facebook. Now’s the time for corporate Britain to move in and poach her says Matthew Lynn.
11 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
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
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