The Powerlist, now in its 12th year, honours incredible men and women across a wide range of industries including science, technology and the arts. Mo Abudu and Anthony Joshua were one of the entrants on the 2019 Powerlist.
Powerlist 2019 publisher Michael Eboda said: “One thing that people who know Ric all agree on is that over the years he has become more successful personally and businesswise, but he has never forgotten the charitable causes he believes in.
“Topping our Powerlist is never simply about how successful you are in what you do, just as importantly, it’s also about what you do for the good of society as a whole and Ric continues to excel on both fronts.”
Guests will be celebrated at a black-tie dinner to be held at Plaisterers’ Hall in London tonight.The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, rapper Stormzy and boxer Anthony Joshua are among 100 of the most influential and powerful black people in Britain.
They have been named in the annual Powerlist, which honours men and women of African and African-Caribbean heritage in Britain who are changing lives.
Topping the list at number one is businessman Ric Lewis, who has spent years investing in the futures of underprivileged children.
Mr Lewis is also CEO and chairman of private equity real estate asset management firm Tristan Capital Partners – Britain’s largest black-owned and led company.
Last year the accolade was awarded to Gina Miller, who led the successful Brexit legal challenge which ruled parliament had to vote on whether Theresa May could trigger Article 50.