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February 18, 2014

Working cheek by jowl with your family can be fraught with difficulty. Now there is a growing body of evidence to show that the family business environment can also be a big enabler of addiction problems in the heirs to the business. CampdenFB reports

There is no such thing as a stereotypical addict. Extreme wealth and an unhealthy penchant for narcotics have long been bedfellows, as proved by the slew of celebrities that check into rehab each year, but then again, addiction and poverty aren’t strangers either. It is almost impossible to run a line of best fit through the characteristics and backgrounds of addicts. But all that said, there is worrying evidence to show the rate of drug or alcohol dependency in family businesses is much higher than in their non-family counterparts.

October 21, 2013

Lapo Elkann, a next-gen of the Agnelli family, has said he is considering opening a foundation for victims of sexual abuse, having revealed to Italian media he was himself abused as a teenager at boarding school.

Lapo Elkann, a next-gen of the Agnelli family, has said he is considering opening a foundation for victims of sexual abuse, having revealed to Italian media he was himself abused as a teenager at boarding school.

Elkann, 36 – brother to John Elkann, chairman of multi-billion euro family-controlled holding company Exor – made the comments in an interview with Italian daily Fatto Quotidiano, though he did not name his abusers.

April 29, 2008

Haniel – the family-owned diversified German group – has announced a new strategy that is to focus on trading and services.

Haniel – the family-owned diversified German group – has announced a new strategy that is to focus on trading and services. The group is currently active across a wide range of industries from Europe's leading drugs wholesaler to the recycling of raw materials for the steel industry. However, the group's production sector looks set to be jettisoned.

April 11, 2008

The heir to the Tetra Pak fortune has been arrested on suspicion of possessing crack cocaine and heroin.

The heir to the Tetra Pak fortune has been arrested on suspicion of possessing crack cocaine and heroin. Hans Rausing, 44, who is the grandson of the packaging giant's founder, was arrested at his home in London yesterday.

The raid on his Chelsea home followed the arrest of his wife, Eva Rausing, who allegedly tried to take small amounts of cocaine and heroine into the US Embassy.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard confirmed the pair (pictured) had been arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs and had been bailed until July, pending further enquiries.

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