Lord Sugar's experience
Having left school in Hackney aged 16, Lord Sugar started selling car aerials and electric goods out of a van he bought for £50. In 1968, he founded Amstrad and now, nearly 45 years later, he has an estimated worth of £800 million with a portfolio include Amscreen, Amsprop and Viglen.
In 2000, he was knighted for his services to business and in 2009 he was appointed to the House of Lords as Baron Sugar of Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney.
Lord Sugar appears in BBC’s The Apprentice, where aspiring young businessmen and women compete for the chance to work with him. His most recent venture is Hyper Recruitment Solutions with Ricky Martin, who won the show in 2012.
Lord Sugar's style
When Lord Sugar is asking questions to potential employees or new business partners he's looking for their answers to be precise and to the point. So think carefully about your answers to make sure you get your point across, without 'waffling'.