Synopsis by Sally Barber
Tycoons is a 13-part series chronicling the achievements of some of the most ambitious and driven entrepreneurs of the modern world. The biographies provide a personal look at the moguls at work and play, and interacting with their families and friends. The program Anita Roddick presents the success story of the founder of the The Body Shop, a skin and hair care retail business. In 1976, Roddick founded her company on the philosophy that business should operate humanely and be environmentally sound. Before turning entrepreneur, the daughter of Italian immigrants in Britain journeyed around the world and was employed as a teacher. Other programs in the series include Robert Mondavi, Phillip Knight, Richard Branson, Gordon Wu, Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, Karl Lagerfeld, and more.