Christina Riggs: ‘Mr Five Per Cent’, 18 April 2019
Show More Mr Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World’s Richest Man by Jonathan Conlin.
Profile, 402 pp., £25, January 2019, 978 1 78816 042 1Show More
“... ever’ to make an offer. Carnarvon also had a rather nice Gainsborough. This anecdote isn’t in Jonathan Conlin’s new biography of Gulbenkian, but it captures the single-minded focus and financial shrewdness that he brought to both his collecting and his career as the chief architect of the oil industry, which took shape – and took off – in the ...”