Diana Jenkins

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"In her biography on the Room 23 website, Roger Jenkins isn't even mentioned. And before the interview I've been told that she won't speak about him. But he looms large. Until a month or so ago, he was head of Barclays' controversial tax division and the highest-paid banker in the City (the highest-paid employee in a FTSE 100 company ever, in fact), reportedly earning more than £40m a year. At the height of the credit crisis, it was Roger Jenkins who persuaded Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani, a Qatari prince and manager of the nation's sovereign wealth fund, to invest £8bn in Barclays, thus saving it from falling under control of the Bank of England...

"But then there's also her bikini business – she's partners with designer Melissa Odabesh – and her film-distribution business, in which she is a partner with Will Smith, and her film-development business, with Tamara Mellon. Not to mention her two foundations, the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Justice Clinic at UCLA which was established with a $4m donation, and the Irnis Catic Foundation, the largest organisation of its kind in Bosnia." [1]

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  1. Diana Jenkins: Accidental Philanthropist, guardian.co.uk, accessed November 17, 2010.