Sir Douglas Myers -really was a man who made the most of the good hand he was dealt.
Sir Douglas Myers, one of New Zealand's richest men, has died. The 78-year-old died in London on Saturday, according to a statement received by RNZ. He moved to the UK capital in 2002. His estimated worth was reported to be around $930 million in 2016. He had been fighting cancer. Reluctant business genius Sir Douglas was born in 1938 into a brewing dynasty, a family that was considered Auckland's aristocracy. And the future Sir Douglas was given an education to match - first at Kings College and then Cambridge University. Then he returned, somewhat reluctantly, to run the family business. Through a series of legal battles, Sir Douglas took control of the family firm, which through a series of mergers became Lion Nathan.