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The villains behind the financial crisis

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Ten years on, perhaps the most surprising thing about the financial crisis is the fact that almost everyone involved got away scot-free. Below, Jane Lewis looks at five of the main culprits – and where they are now.

Xi Jinping: The world’s most powerful man

China’s president Xi Jinping has tightened his grip on the reins of power.

He Qiaonv: The billionaire turning China green

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One of China’s wealthiest women, He Qiaonv, is leading a new culture of environmental awareness.

Harvey Weinstein: a shocking end to a Hollywood legend

The allegations mounting against Harvey Weinstein represent a spectacular fall from grace for the Hollywood producer.

Jeffrey Gundlach: The new bond king strikes back

A custodian of some $111bn, Jeffrey Gundlach has been waging a one-man campaign against The Wall Street Journal.

A foul time for Britain’s chicken king, Ranjit Singh Boparan

Ranjit Singh Boparan built Britain’s second-largest food empire from scratch. But an undercover film has shone an unwelcome spotlight on the business.

Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers: the recluse who now controls L’Oréal

When her 94-year-old mother Liliane died last week, Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers became the world’s richest woman.

Lars Windhorst: A business wunderkind falls from grace

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German financier Lars Windhorst has a history of making – and losing – money. But this time, he’s out to prove his doubters wrong.

Tim Bell: The PR high-flyer who lives for the buzz

The seeds of City PR firm Bell Pottinger’s downfall were sown years ago when its CEO fell out with its larger-than-life co-founder, Tim Bell.

Chen Tianqiao: the billionaire funding brain research

Chen Tianqiao once ran China’s largest internet firm, then moved to Singapore and transformed his firm into an investment group. Now he’s turning to philanthropy.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Britain’s poshest politician for PM?

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Could posh-boy Jacob Rees-Mogg really become leader of the Conservative Party?

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