The ascent of the Rothschild dynasty will be the subject of a television series by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes
The ascent of the Rothschild banking dynasty will be the subject of a television series by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.
Five Arrows, a reference to the family coat of arms, has been commissioned by Sky Atlantic and will be produced by heiress and aspiring femme serieuse, Jemima Khan.
Who to cast? Sir Anthony Hopkins certainly bears an uncanny resemblance to current family patriarch Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, 86.
Perhaps fragrant Jemima could coax sensitive actor du jour Benedict Cumberbatch into playing Sir Evelyn’s intriguing but complicated British cousin, Nat, 46.
Goldman Sachs’s £20million-a-year chief Lloyd Blankfein, 63, is enjoying speculation he’s to stand down after 12 years in charge.
CNBC’s Wilfred Frost, 32, broached the subject yesterday, announcing coyly: ‘I want to talk succession.’ Blankfein’s abrupt response: ‘Where are you going?’ No flies on Lloyd!
Devout Blackstone vice-president John Studzinski, 62, is organising the first live streamed concert from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel on Sunday.
A performance by London-based choir The Sixteen, which will be beamed around the world, has been financed by Studz’s charitable foundation.
The well-appointed bachelor – he earned £13million as head of investment banking at HSBC – modestly informs bible-bashing weekly The Tablet: ‘I was raised with the view that to whom much has been given, much is expected.’
Tesla boss Elon Musk, desperate to increase production of his Model 3 electric car, has emailed staff urging them to hang up on phone calls and to walk out of meetings which weren’t productive.
He writes: ‘It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time.’
Weirdo Musk, 46, is a stickler for time management. He once told a girlfriend he wished he never had to eat so he could spend more time at his desk.
An unnamed WPP executive is quoted in the New Yorker comparing Sir Martin Sorrell’s dramatic fall from grace to Dan Gable, the legendary Olympic wrestler who remained undefeated until losing his last match.
With Sorrell, 73, measuring just 5ft 6in, presumably comparisons to the hulking Gable, 69, there must cease.