The B Club
Membership requirements - Become a titan of industry and look good doing it...
Gianni Agnelli. L’Avvocato (“The Lawyer”). At the height of the Italian industrialist’s career, and at the head of Fiat he controlled 4.4% of the Italian GDP. If being dropped off by his helicopter at a friend's house, he would jump from the helicopter at 40ft into their pool and then make his way in for cocktails. Enough said. He's in the club.
Leo Burnett. The Original Mad Man. Advertising giant and pioneer. Among his accolades he was the brains behind the 'Jolly Green Giant' and 'Tony the Tiger'. He's in.
Jack Welch. As CEO, he grew GE (General Electric) by $387 Billion to make it the most valuable company in the world. He also wore great suits, he's in.
Quincy Jones. Musician. Activist. First Black executive at a major record company. With more grammy nominations and wins than any other musician around, he's firmly in the club.
Aristotle Onassis. A Greek shipping magnate who amassed the world's largest privately owned shipping fleet, at the same time as entertaining the world in the best suits. He's in the club.
Marlon Brando. Actor. Director. Activist. Widely regarded as the best film actor of all time, generation after generation look to his performances as the benchmark in acting. His influence, inspiration on the subsequent generations of aspiring actors is second to none... he's in.
Arnold Palmer. Widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time, and also one of the most charismatic. It was Palmer who first broke down the country club, upper class barriers into golf, paving the way for generations to come. Coming from humble beginnings and with his plain spoken popularity Palmer won 7 major titles in a career spanning six decades... and to top it all off, he also had a drink named after him. Definitely in the club.