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The Six Degrees of…Ola Ghanem

This Egyptian actress is in hot water over her ‘provocative’ role in a Ramadan serial. Now find out how she’s connected to an enduring politician and a global business icon.

September 6, 2011 3:44 by

Margaret Thatcher

Beyond her extraordinary years in office, Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, also known as the Iron Lady, became a geopolitical consultant for tobacco company Philip Morris. Her package included $250,000 a year and an annual contribution of $250,000 to her foundation. She also earned $50,000 for each speech she delivered. Although these days she is of frail health, Thatcher still attends political ceremonies when she can. In July 2011, an Ipsos Mori poll named her the most competent British Prime Minister of the past 30 years.


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