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
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
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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
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
The faces of 2021
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The faces of 2021

It has been an especially turbulent year in politics, monetary policy and new stockmarket listings. Four key movers and shakers caught our eye
29 Dec 2021
MoneyWeek Christmas quiz 2021
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MoneyWeek Christmas quiz 2021

It’s been a year of speculative frenzy, economic uncertainty and political scandal. See which financial stories you remember – and which passed you by…
24 Dec 2021
Bob Iger: the man who reinvented Disney
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Bob Iger: the man who reinvented Disney

Bob Iger is stepping down as head of the entertainment giant after 15 years in charge. He leaves a far stronger company in prime position for the futu…
18 Dec 2021
Stéphane Bancel: Moderna’s biotech whizz who changed the world
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Stéphane Bancel: Moderna’s biotech whizz who changed the world

Stéphane Bancel had a safe job as CEO of a French multinational when he decided to risk it all on a promising but unproven medical technology. The bet…
12 Dec 2021
Narayan Murthy: the father of India’s IT boom
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Narayan Murthy: the father of India’s IT boom

Narayan Murthy was a pioneer in bringing American business methods to bear in his home country of India. But now the advocate for “compassionate capit…
4 Dec 2021
Rafal Brzoska: the “Locker King” seeking to conquer Britain
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Rafal Brzoska: the “Locker King” seeking to conquer Britain

Polish entrepreneur Rafal Brzoska’s company almost drowned in debt before being rescued and refocusing on its big idea – automated postal boxes. He is…
27 Nov 2021
Charlie Mullins: plumber to the rich and famous
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Charlie Mullins: plumber to the rich and famous

Charlie Mullins bunked off school as a child to earn money fixing pipes. Over 50 years on, he sold his plumbing business for more than £125m. Now he h…
25 Nov 2021