21= SIR JONATHAN IVE
Chingford-born Sir Jonathan Ive is the man who designed Apple’s revolutionary products such as the iPods, iPhones and iPads. Born the son of a silversmithturned-teacher, he developed a passion for taking clocks and the like to pieces as a youth. He studied industrial design at Newcastle Polytechnic, graduating in 1989. After college he ran his own design company called Tangerine and applied himself to designing hair combs, power tools and toilets. At Tangerine he was contracted by Apple to help design the portable Powerbook G4. So impressed were Apple with Ive that he was lured to California in 1992 and five years later was promoted to become the company’s design chief at 29. His salary is reported to be £3m a year, while his stock options and his personal property portfolio (including a £2.5m West Country mansion, a £10m San Francisco mansion and a Hawaiian island holiday home) take him to £150m. He was knighted in 2012.