Peter Hargreaves created a FTSE 100 company from scratch without borrowing or acquisition – and without scandal – at least until the Woodford one blew up in its face.
James Benamor escaped a troubled childhood and survived the 2008 financial crisis. Now he has carved out a profitable niche in a controversial industry. Jane Lewis reports.
Over 50 years and more than 1,500 deals, Stefano Pessina turned a struggling family firm into an international healthcare giant. What’s his next target? Jane Lewis reports.
Atul Gawande doesn’t have the sort of CV you’d expect for someone running a healthcare joint venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan. That’s exactly why he was chosen. Jane Lewis reports.
Anthony Bourdain was the bad boy of the restaurant trade who wanted to eat his way to world peace.
Carlos Ghosn, aka “Le Cost Killer”, managed to resuscitate Renault and Nissan in the 1990s and 2000s. But can he stay ahead of the game in the era of electric and self-driving cars? Jane Lewis reports.
Over 35 years, Martin Gilbert has built a small Scottish investment trust into a £660bn powerhouse. Yet the jury is still out on how successful his constant deal-making has been. Jane Lewis reports.
Sergei Galitsky built Russia’s largest private company before selling it to a state-owned bank earlier this year. Was he pushed out by the Kremlin, or did football fever drive him to it?
Matteo Salvini has helped lead the populists to power in Italy. But does the middle-class ex-communist who has never held a job outside politics have any coherent vision for his country? Jane Lewis reports.
US President Donald Trump is sticking by his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen – even as the allegations of a “cash for access” scandal mount up against him. Jane Lewis reports.
Only a brave or very foolhardy investor would put money into North Korea. But Egyptian telecoms billionaire Naguib Sawiris has never been afraid of taking risks. Jane Lewis reports.