10 Famous UK Business Leaders

Stelios Haji-Ioannou b. 1967

Athens-born businessman Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou founded EasyJet in 1995, a British airline with about 200 aircraft and operating across 30 countries. In 1998, he founded EasyGroup, which encompasses other travel-related businesses.

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Mohamed Al-Fayed b. 1933, Egyptian-born billionaire and former owner of Harrods, the high-end department store in London.

Duncan Bannatyne b. 1949, founder of Bannatyne's, a UK chain of health clubs, as well as a fellow 'Dragon' alongside Peter Jones.

Simon Cowell b. 1959, music industry entrepreneur and television producer, with hit TV shows including The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

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