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Some multi-millionaire venture capitalists buy boring yachts. Luckily, Gerard Lopez isn’t one of them
Posted: 12 Jul 2012
"Some people are too afraid to take risks," he says. "I'm afraid of not taking them.
I'd hate to miss out on something." Lopez, 39, speaks softly and moves with a stealthy low energy. Born in Spain and educated in the US, he's fluent in seven languages.
He had a pile of job offers before he'd even finished his second year at college. This is a man who has dinner with the President of Russia, breakfast with Bernie Ecclestone, and can spot a smart idea the way a hawk can spot its prey in a field four miles away. He's also the sort of finance figure that die-hard racing fans think is polluting Formula One with their unromantically hard-assed business approach to the world's greatest sport.