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Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers

Rogers continues to work, not without some architectural scandal. The One Hyde Park project has been garnering him particular heat in recent years. He remains one of the most important and influential modern architectural leaders, introducing new ideas and conceptions about urban space and city living as well as breathtaking and innovative designs.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Parks was a remarkable woman; her courage and conviction sparked a wave of change in Civil Rights in the USA - and led a generation in a new direction. Few can be seen to have made such a vital contribution to the alteration of the rights of so many.

Rose Valland

Rose Valland

Valland's extraordinary story was brought to Hollywood first in 1964 with The Train, starring Burt Lancaster, and more recently as the inspiration behind Claire Simone in The Monuments Men. Her legacy reaches far beyond those portrayals as a leader in the French Resistance and the restitution of stolen art across Europe.

Rachel Elnaugh

Rachel Elnaugh

When Rachel Elnaugh founded the company ‘Red Letter Days’ in the summer of 1989, she wasn’t just launching a business, she was creating a whole new industry offering experiences as unforgettable gifts!

Reuben Mark

Reuben Mark

An antidote to the executives with huge bonuses, he actively shuns executive celebrity, preferring that the credit should go to his employees. That rara avis, a CEO who has remained loyal to one company, he has focused the company on its core business.

Richard Branson

Richard Branson

As the founder of the Virgin Group has been involved in the creation of more than 200 companies. He has dealt with everything from soft drinks and holidays to aviation and music.

Rigoberta Menshú

Rigoberta Menshú

At first, the fight of Rigoberta Menshú for justice for the indigenous people of Guatemala went largely unnoticed.

Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara

McNamara had a great impact on key events in America’s history. He made significant and impressive contributions to both business and politics. Clearly he enjoyed leading on a grand scale without compromising his beliefs, ideas, and strategies.

Rowland Hussey Macy

Rowland Hussey Macy

Macy was a major innovator in the industry, with revolutionary ideas such as fixed prices - in which items were sold at the same price to every customer (rather than be bargained for) and were advertised as such in newspapers.

Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani

He was a child of Brooklyn, raised in a family of fire fighters, cops and criminals. He grew up to become one of the most effective prosecutors in the city, locking up mafia bosses, Wall Street inside traders and crooked politicians.

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch

The Chairman and CEO of News Corporation is a household name and one of the most influential media moguls of our time.