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Fame & Fortune: The taxman always ruins the ending

FELIX FRANCIS, the author, despises inheritance tax and instead plans to give his money to his children while he is still alive. Born in 1953, the son of the novelist and champion jockey Dick Francis grew up in Blewbury, Oxfordshire, avidly reading his father’s books. In 1974 Felix graduated from the University of London with… Continue reading Fame & Fortune: The taxman always ruins the ending

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Fame and Fortune: I was born to live life in the fast lane

CLAIRE WILLIAMS lives up to the lifestyle you would probably expect from the deputy team principal of the Williams Formula One team — spending her money on fast cars and exotic holidays. She is the daughter of team founder Sir Frank Williams and his wife, Lady Virginia, who died last year from cancer. Williams, 38,… Continue reading Fame and Fortune: I was born to live life in the fast lane

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Fame and Fortune: Now I’m ready to tackle the stock market

MIKE TINDALL, the former England rugby captain, likes to take a bit of a gamble when it comes to investments. They include the racehorse Monbeg Dude, which finished seventh in the Grand National. But with retirement from professional rugby on the horizon he is shifting his focus to the stock market. Tindall, 35, was born… Continue reading Fame and Fortune: Now I’m ready to tackle the stock market

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Fame and Fortune: Banking is a lot easier than teaching kids

WHEN Arundhati Bhattacharya took the helm at the State Bank of India (SBI), she set about modernising the 208-year-old publicly owned lender and has achieved remarkable results. In her eight months as head of India’s largest bank, she has increased income from fees and extended the product range for the British market to include children’s… Continue reading Fame and Fortune: Banking is a lot easier than teaching kids