Cheat Sheet: Joseph C. Lewis
Last night, reclusive British billionaire Joseph C. Lewis disclosed his acquisition of a 7 percent stake in Bear Stearns in an SEC filing. Turns out, over the past several months, the 70-year-old currency trader (known in currency-trading circles as "the Boxer") used a string of holding companies registered in the Bahamas to quietly acquire $860.4 million worth of shares, surpassing company's beleaguered CEO, Jimmy Cayne, to become the company's largest shareholder. But other than being Cayne's new daddy, who is Joseph C. Lewis? After the jump, a cheat sheet, to be read in the voice of Robin Leach.