Alan Michael Sugar, Baron Sugar (born 24 March 1947) is an English business magnate, media personality, and political advisor. From East End of London, Sugar now has an estimated fortune of £770m (US$1.14 billion) 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.
- Sugar was chairman of Tottenham Hotspur from 1991 to 2001. Sugar appears in the BBC TV series The Apprentice, which has been broadcast annually since 2005 and is based upon the popular U.S. television show of the same name, featuring the American entrepreneur Donald Trump.
Born: March 24, 1947 (age 66), London Borough of Hackney
Height: 1.73 m
Spouse: Ann Simons (m. 1968)
Children: Simon Sugar, Louise Jane Sugar, Daniel Michael Sugar
Books: What You See Is What You Get, more
Sugar was born in Hackney, east London, into a Jewish family. He is the youngest of four children of Fay (1907–1994) and Nathan (1907–1987) Sugar. His father was a tailor in the East End garment industry.
When Sugar was young, 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 working at a greengrocers. 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 £50.
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