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Ron­ald Co­hen was born in Cairo in 1945. His fam­ily fled Egypt for Bri­tain af­ter the 1956 Suez cri­sis. His third wife, the film pro­ducer Sharon Harel-Co­hen, is Is­raeli, and they have two chil­dren, Ta­mara and Jonathan. The 2005 Sun­day Times Rich List put his for­tune at £70 mil­lion. He was a found­ing part­ner and for­mer chair­man of Apax Part­ners, one of the world’s lead­ing pri- vate-eq­uity in­vest­ment groups. A Lib­eral Party can­di­date in the 1970s, Sir Ron­ald switched his sup­port to Labour in the 1990s and be­came a ma­jor backer of the party and a close sup­porter of Gor­don Brown. Knighted in 2001, Sir Ron­ald is the chair­man of the So­cial In­vest­ment Task Force and the Com­mis­sion on Un­claimed As­sets. He is a trustee of the Bri­tish Mu­seum and vice chair­man of Ben Gu­rion Univer­sity of the Negev. Sir Ron­ald is also the founder and chair­man of the Port­land Trust, a private not-for-profit Bri­tish foun­da­tion pro­mot­ing peace and sta­bil­ity be­tween Pales­tini­ans and Is­raelis through eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment. He is a grad­u­ate and hon­orary fel­low of Ex­eter Col­lege, Ox­ford, and a Har­vard Busi­ness School MBA.

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