He started by stealing exam papers
Published Sat 22 Nov 2003
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Directors of Hollinger International include US war criminal Henry Kissinger and “Prince of Darkness” Richard Perle, one of Bush’s most vicious advisers.
Black had two executive jets to whisk him to homes and hotels in New York, Toronto, Tel Aviv or Palm Beach.
Black has mansions in Kensington, Canada and Florida.
Black moves in the elite world of London ruling class clubs.
He is a member of the Athenaeum, Whites, the Beefsteak and the Garrick.
He was made a lord under New Labour on the recommendation of Tory leader William Hague.
When he took his seat in the Lords he was watched by his old friends Henry and Nancy Kissinger.
He bought the Telegraph for $67 million, catching what fellow media crook Robert Maxwell later called “history’s largest fish with history’s smallest hook”.
When she was Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher twice accepted Lord Black’s invitations to address the Hollinger board.
Black and his wife were guests of the queen when she held a party at Windsor for Prince William’s eighteenth birthday.
David Blunkett is one of the top politicians who has been to Black’s parties.
Black is the son of a successful brewing executive whose dying words of advice were, “Life is hell, most people are bastards and everything is bullshit.” He then fell down a staircase and died.
At the age of 14 Conrad Black made early cash by stealing exam papers to sell at his school.
Sat 22 Nov 2003, 00:00 GMT
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