Sir Stelios Haji-Iannou(1967-), Businessman
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Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sir Stelios is the founder of the low cost airline easyJet. Born in Athens, Greece, he started his career working for his father's shipping company. He studied at the London School of Economics and City University London and set up a shipping company, Stelmar, before creating easyJet in 1995. Since founding easyJet, he has extended the brand to include bus, hotel, office and gym chains. He also runs the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, and in 2017 became a member of the group led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who pledge to give the majority of their wealth to charity. He was knighted for services to entrepreneurship in 2006.