Man who oozes The X Factor: he jointly owns Syco with Sony. Simco, its operating subsidiary, made a profit of £37.4 million on revenues of £59.9 million last year. Photograph: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

A slight breeze ripples the decorative line of flames at the rear of the garden in Simon Cowell’s $34 million mansion in Beverly Hills. The marble flo(...)

TopShop retail billionaire Philip Green, backer of MySale Group. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Casualties of the unprecedented rush to float on the London stock market continue to mount, joined this week by the strange case of MySale Group, t(...)

Gopichand Hinduja who has made it into the top twenty of billionaires living in Britain according to the Sunday Times 2014 Billionaire List. Photograph: Michael Stephens/PA Wire

Britain is now officially a billionaires’ playground, with more billionaires per capita than any other country.This elite club has 104 members who sha(...)

Image of the week: Think wood Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic is seen here driving his wooden Volkswagen Beetle car in Celinac near Banja Luka. Boj(...)

Google is to build a new €150 million data centre in west Dublin, the Sunday Independent re(...)

Britain’s retailers have generally enjoyed a better year as the economy moved back into growth, though a warm autumn has hampered some clothing chains’ ability to shift winter ranges.

Arcadia, the British retail group owned by the family of billionaire Philip Green, said underlying sales fell 3.7 per cent in the last 10 weeks, affec(...)

Miss Selfridge and Dorothy Perkins stores, both operated by Arcadia, at Jervis Street shopping centre in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Irish stores of the British women’s fashion chains Miss Selfridge and Wallis enjoyed contrasting fortunes last year, as Wallis incurred fur(...)