59 Ashley Tabor
(Guardian (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Job: founder and executive president, Global Group
2012 ranking: 40
Head of Global Radio - which owns Classic FM, Capital, Heart and London talk station LBC - Tabor, who also has a talent and music publishing business that includes boy band the Wanted, is the most powerful person in UK commercial radio. But he suffered a blow in May, when the Competition Commission rejected large parts of Global's pounds 70m acquisition of GMG Radio, ordering the sell-off of stations in seven areas (a decision that Global has appealed against).
This deal ended the consolidation Tabor began with the pounds 545m dual purchase of GCap Media and Chrysalis Radio, completed in 2008 and bankrolled by his father, Michael, the multimillionaire racehorse owner.
(c) 2013 Guardian Newspapers Limited.
[ Back To Technology News's Homepage ]