Self-made billionaire known as The Sugar Lord, who became the star of BBC's version of reality show The Apprentice. He was the chairman of Tottenham Hotspur from 1991 until 2001 and he founded the electronics firm, Amstrad (Alan Michael Sugar Trading).
He dropped out of high school and began selling electronics out of a van.
He was knighted in 2000 and ranked 89th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2011.
He married his wife Ann, whom he met at age 17, in April 1968. He has two sons, Simon and Daniel, and a daughter, Louise.
His Apprentice counterpart in the United States was Donald Trump.