Bob Manoukian is a famous businessman. He is Armenian by birth, Lebanese by nationality and British by residence since the 1970s. He started his business career in Beirut in the 1960s. Manoukian keeps a low profile but asset base for him in 1996 was estimated of at least 117.5m [British pounds]. He has properties in London and Beverly Hills, a stud and a farm. Manoukian is a friend of the British and Brunei royal families and has a Monaco-based yacht, the Siran. He also owns a Bugatti Veyron, purchased at a charity auction in London. His main interests are controlled through Liechtenstein and include a company called Hylant Establishment; there is also a small London-based company, Vincci. In 1996 worth 150m, he was ranked 103rd.
- Times Newspapers Limited, 1997