Take-off: Former Citi chief John S Reed ended up marrying a private jet flight attendant
Apple’s insistence upon boss Tim Cook travelling by private jet, even when on personal business, shows how attached executives become to the perks of private air travel.
Former Citi chief John S Reed, 78, who later chaired the New York Stock Exchange, travelled everywhere via company jet and so much enjoyed canoodling with nubile flight attendant Cindy, he later made her his second wife.
Thankfully no danger of committed bachelor Cook, 57, indulging in such ungainly pursuits.
Former BBC director general Greg Dyke has donated £5,000 to Sir Vince Cable’s office.
Having previously backed Labour, does likeable Greg, 70, hope the Lib Dem leader might secure him a gong?
Some think he scotched his chances at the Beeb after refusing to broadcast the Queen Mum’s 100th birthday celebrations, as it would clash with soap Neighbours.
Apropos Nick Clegg’s rumoured knighthood, why not a peerage, presumably his for the asking?
Perhaps he’d then have to declare all his earnings. Since leaving the Government, Cleggy’s earned buckets from the likes of Goldman Sachs and Barclays despite slagging off bankers in the past.
US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s Bel Air mansion took delivery of a package of horse manure over Christmas, sent by angry psychologist Robby Strong in protest at tax reforms.
How Californians must have relished the thought of Mnuchin’s la-di-da wife Louise, 37, disposing of the excrement, marigolds on, a Chanel clothes peg on her hooter.
Alas, the unpleasant task fell to blameless secret service agents.
As we bid adieu to 2017, a few predictions for 2018. Hearing less from: Iain Conn (Centrica).
Hearing more from: Charles Wilson (Booker). WPP shareholders to query Sir Martin Sorrell’s vast remuneration, though much good it will do them.
Lloyds’ Antonio Horta Osorio is denied a knighthood. Bitcoin silliness becomes a distant memory.
Vulture capitalist Paul Singer threatens war on a small country and BT’s Gavin Patterson departs to launch a fragrance ‘Eau de Gav’. Happy New Year!
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