At least that is the way he likes to tell it. Sir Philip had in fact been educated at a private prep school before attending Carmel College in Oxfordshire, known as the “Jewish Eton”, and left aged 15 without achieving any qualifications. But the 66-year-old always seemingly preferred the idea of himself as the outsider barging his way into the Establishment, racking up the millions and celebrity hangers-on along the way. When in 2016 MPs called… Rags to riches has always been the mantra of Sir Philip Green. He was the boot boy who started his career in 1973 in an East End shoe wholesaler and pulled himself by his laces to fulfil his destiny as a self-made billionaire and a knight of the realm.