A true rags-to-riches tale, Alan Sugar worked his way up from nothing up to an estimated fortune of £770 million! We get to see his stubbly wrinkly head on The Apprentice, where he’s in charge of deciding which one of the wally contestants is best placed to not entirely ruin his investments.
These tales of the Upper East Side are populated by boarding school kids, ‘It’ girls, socialites and trust-funders. Always impeccably dressed in fine tweed or finest haute couture, these poshos are probably the only people under 30 who can still afford to live in Manhattan.
We’ve always enjoyed watching no-hopers and geniuses pitch their ideas to Dragon’s Den. It’s like The X Factor, but better for your ears. But we were mostly delighted when haulier tycoon Hilary Devy joined them for series 9. But the fabulous businesswoman, who’s worth £50 million, is taking shoulderpads elsewhere to front her own programme for Channel 4.
This ultra-glam family of socialites possibly have more money than sense – not only from their reality TV deals and various endorsements, but from mum Kris Jenner. She was a bigwig lawyer, as was first husband Robert Kardashian.
Though a lot are turning to entrepreneurial past-times – sweetie companies, lingerie promotion, working the door at Whiskey Mist – lots of them are heirs to bigger dynasties – biscuit companies, diamonds, Russian nobility, Topshop. Even the less well-off ones still have banker daddies to keep them in glam outfits and nights out on London's King’s Road. And we totes love them. For all that private schooling, they still don’t know how to talk to each other and that always leads to such entertaining drama!