30 Facts About Lord Alan Sugar

1. On 6 October 2013, Lord Alan Sugar was investigated by police after a complaint was made that one of his tweets was racist.

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2. On 29 October 2015, Lord Alan Sugar was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 5 in the list of 100 Most Influential British Entrepreneurs.

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3. Lord Alan Sugar was created a life peer as Baron Lord Alan Sugar, of Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney on 20 July 2009.

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4. Lord Alan Sugar is a philanthropist for charities such as Jewish Care and Great Ormond Street Hospital, and donated £200,000 to the British Labour Party in 2001.

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5. Lord Alan Sugar holds two honorary Doctorates of Science, awarded in 1988 by City University and in 2005 by Brunel University.

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6. Lord Alan Sugar was knighted in the 2000 New Year Honours "for services to the Home Computer and Electronics Industry".

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7. In November 2012, Lord Alan Sugar appeared as himself in a cameo in a special episode of EastEnders for Children in Need.

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8. In September 2012, Lord Alan Sugar appeared as himself in a cameo in the Doctor Who episode "The Power of Three".

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9. Lord Alan Sugar has criticised the US version of The Apprentice because "they've made the fatal error of trying to change things just for the sake of it and it backfired.

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10. In September 2013, Lord Alan Sugar lost his Employment tribunal counter-claim against Stella English, the 2010 winner of The Apprentice.

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11. Lord Alan Sugar fires at least one candidate each week until only one candidate is left.

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12. Lord Alan Sugar became the star of the BBC reality show The Apprentice, which has had one series broadcast each year from 2005, in the same role as Donald Trump in the US version.

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13. Lord Alan Sugar was paid £500,000 for chairing YouView for the year ending March 2012.

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14. Lord Alan Sugar is Chairman of Amscreen, a company run by his eldest son Simon Sugar, specialising in selling advertising space on digital signage screens that it provides to retailers, medical centres and leisure venues.

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15. Lord Alan Sugar resigned his position on 1 July 2009.

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16. Lord Alan Sugar was the owner of Viglen Ltd, an IT services provider catering primarily to the education and public sector.

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17. Lord Alan Sugar has described his time at Tottenham as "a waste of my life".

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18. Lord Alan Sugar wrote that Sugar had refused to give him the five-year contract he wanted, as he had not believed Sheringham would still get into the Tottenham team when he was 36.

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19. Lord Alan Sugar referred to foreigners coming into the Premier League at high wages as "Carlos Kickaballs".

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20. Lord Alan Sugar appeared on television holding the last shirt Klinsmann wore for Spurs and said he wouldn't wash his car with it.

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21. Lord Alan Sugar sacked Venables the night before the 1993 FA Cup Final, a decision which led to Venables appealing to the high courts for reinstatement.

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22. In 1985, Lord Alan Sugar had another major breakthrough with the launch of the Amstrad PCW 8256 word processor which retailed at over £300, but was still considerably cheaper than rival machines.

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23. Lord Alan Sugar achieved lower production prices by using injection moulding plastics for hi-fi turntable covers, severely undercutting competitors who used vacuum-forming processes.

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24. In December 2018, Lord Alan Sugar announced during a television interview that he would leave Britain if Corbyn was elected prime minister.

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25. On 7 June 2009, Lord Alan Sugar sought to clarify the non-political nature of his appointment.

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26. In 2015, Lord Alan Sugar had an estimated fortune of £1.04 billion.

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27. Lord Alan Sugar is a supporter and was the former owner of Tottenham Hotspur.

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28. Lord Alan Sugar is an atheist, but remains proud of his Jewish heritage.

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29. Lord Alan Sugar was born in Hackney, East London, into a Jewish family.

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30. Lord Alan Sugar was chairman of Tottenham Hotspur from 1991 to 2001.

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