Profiles

Changpeng Zhao: Binance founder undaunted by the crypto winter
Changpeng Zhao
Bitcoin & crypto

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
Vitalik Buterin
People

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
Some fashion models
People

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
Broadcom CEO Hock Tan
People

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
Queen Elizabeth
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
Do Kwon: the King of Crypto Lunatics
People

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
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MacKenzie Scott: America’s fairy godmother
People

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
People

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
Richard Liu: the downfall of China’s Jeff Bezos
People

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
People

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
People

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
People

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
People

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
People

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
People

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
People

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”
People

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
People

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
People

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