Alan Sugar: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Alan Sugar.

  • Alan Sugar is a well known English businessman, media personality, and presenter of The Apprentice TV show in the UK. He is also the former owner of the electronics company Amstrad.
  • Sugar has a fortune worth an estimated £770 million, making him one of the 100 wealthiest people in the UK.
  • His 40th wedding anniversary was attended by many guests, including Elton John and Bruce Forsyth.
  • Sugar was born in Hackney, London in 1947. His parents were Jewish, and his niece is Rita Simons, who appears in the long running soap opera, EastEnders.
  • As a boy he was nicknamed Mopsy because of his curly hair, and made money selling electronics from a van, selling photographic film to classmates, and making ginger beer. He made more money than his father, a tailor.
  • Sugar’s electronics company, Amstrad, was named after his initials and was founded in 1968. Although largely successful, the company also lost money and was sold in 2007.
  • He is known for his collection of classic Bentleys and Rolls Royce cars, including one with the registration number AMS 1.
  • Sugar is also a qualified pilot and owns a small plane.
  • Alan Sugar is famous for appearing in the popular British TV show The Apprentice and telling contestants: You’re fired. The series has led to spin off shows and has featured in an episode of Dr. Who.
  • Alan Sugar was the chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club from 1991 to 2001.
  • Alan Sugar has been described as the rudest man in Britain, and a bully. He has also been criticized for having old fashioned views on women in the workplace.
  • Despite his gruff appearance, Sugar has given a lot of money to charity over the years.
  • He was knighted in 2001 (Sir Alan) and he was made Lord Sugar in 2009.

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