Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom Benjamin Disraeli.

Benjamin Disraeli

(1804 - 1881)

Statesman, novelist, and two-term prime minister, Benjamin Disraeli in 1824 unwisely speculated on a South American mining company and only emerged from debt in middle age. When he was made prime minister in 1868, he remarked to a friend, “I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole.”

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