Masayoshi Son: The unrepentant visionary

Someone who can think 30 years ahead, write Kana Inagaki, Leo Lewis and Arash Massoudi

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Theresa May, playing the long game

The British prime minister has a mission to tackle division and exit from the EU, writes Kate Allen

Dasha Zhukova takes on the world

A media deal offers the Russian gallerist global reach, writes Jan Dalley

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Michael Gove, Tory leadership contender

A polite neocon is unexpectedly angling for the top job in British politics, writes Henry Mance

Sir Nicholas Serota, Tate director

The force behind the museum has been shaping the modern art world for decades, writes Jan Dalley

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Stefan Larsson and high street reality

He respects the Ralph Lauren legacy but has space to move, too, writes Jo Ellison

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Huma Abedin, star of political screen

After years behind the scenes, Clinton’s trusted aide risks public scrutiny, writes Courtney Weaver

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 Shari Redstone, Viacom heir apparent

The daughter of the media group chief faces a fight to take control of his empire, Matthew Garrahan

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Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelan lord of misrule

The isolated president sits tight as his country slides deeper into chaos, writes John Paul Rathbone

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Anohni, troubadour for transgender rights

Singer has transitioned from ‘he’ to ‘she’ at a time of fraught debate, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

Tina Green, retail queen

A spotlight falls on the fashion power couple who built a shopping empire, writes Mark Vandevelde

Claudio Ranieri: Tinkerman poised to win

Leicester City’s likeable manager is on the verge of a historic success, writes Simon Kuper

The Queen, long has she reigned over us

British monarch’s sense of duty is popular with her modern subjects, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

George RR Martin, fantasy sorcerer bewitches

As fans await ‘Game of Thrones’, a universe is locked in its creator’s head, writes Isabel Berwick

Sanjeev Gupta – steel baron to be?

The boss of Liberty House will need state help to keep steelmaking in Wales, writes Jonathan Ford

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s warrior president

The country’s first woman leader is facing the fight of her political life, writes Joe Leahy

Elena Ferrante, fake name behind great tale

Italian writer is captivating readers with the mystery of her identity, writes Rachel Sanderson

Demis Hassabis, master of new machine age

The creator of the AI game-playing program makes all the right moves, writes Murad Ahmed

James Comey, the lawyer battling Apple

The FBI chief is a formidable foe for tech companies in rows over privacy, writes Geoff Dyer

Ali al-Naimi, shepherd of the oilfields

The main protagonist in a war to protect Saudi’s energy crown, write Simeon Kerr and Anjli Raval

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