#ThrowbackMerchant – Alan Sugar: 24th March 1947

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Saturday 24th March 2018 marked Alan Sugar’s 71st birthday. The British business mogul has been a prominent entrepreneur for decades, diversifying his efforts across a number of industries including technology, real estate and football.

If we roll the clock back 50 years, Sugar was making his first major steps in business as he founded Amstrad at the age of 21. The business was initially focused on importing/exporting but eventually specialised in computers. Sugar then expanded into property and airlines by launching Amsprop and Amsair.

He later became most known for being the tough-talking boss of The Apprentice where he would hire and fire business wannabees on live TV. Fast forward to 2018, Sugar has an estimated net worth of £1.15 billion along with over five decades of business experiece.

Happy birthday Alan Sugar!