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A Person Who Inspires Me, Sir Alan Sugar

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A Person Who Inspires Me Sir Alan Sugar inspires me, as I would also like to own many businesses one day. Alan Michael Sugar, born on the 24th of March 1947 is a British business magnate, media personality, and political advisor. From humble origins in the East End of London, he now has an estimated fortune of £770m and was ranked 89th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2011. In 2007, he sold his remaining interest in the consumer electronics company Amstrad, his largest and best known business venture. He is also notable for his time as chairman of Tottenham Hotspur from 1991 to 2001. ...read more.


When Sugar was a child, his family lived in a council flat. Because of his profuse, curly hair, he was nicknamed "Mopsy". He attended Northwold Primary School and then Brooke House Secondary School in Upper Clapton, Hackney, and made extra money by boiling and selling beetroot from a stall. After leaving school at 16, he worked briefly for the civil service as a statistician at the Ministry of Education. He started selling car aerials and electrical goods out of a van he had bought with his savings of £100. In February 2009, the Evening Standard journalist Andrew Gilligan claimed that Sugar had been approached to be the Labour candidate for Mayor of London in 2012. ...read more.


Lord Sugar became the star of the BBC reality show The Apprentice which has had one series broadcast each year from 2005, in the same role as Donald Trump in the US version. He fires a candidate each week until one candidate is left, who is then employed in his company or (since the 2011 series) wins a partnership with himself, including his investment of £250,000 to establish their own business. As a condition for appearing in the third series, he placed a requirement that the show be more business-orientated rather than just entertainment and that he should be portrayed in a less harsh light, to counter his somewhat belligerent reputation. So that’s why Lord Sugar inspires me. Cameron Johnstone – 3Bb ...read more.

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