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Controversial trader 'king of commodities' Marc Rich dies

Marc Rich, the trader controversially pardoned by former President Bill Clinton, has died in Switzerland.

He was wanted by the US for tax evasion when he was pardoned on Mr Clinton's last day in office in 2001.

Mr Rich was one of the most successful traders of all time and became known as the "king of commodities". He founded - and subsequently sold - the company renamed as Glencore in the 1990s.

Imogen Foulkes reports.

  • 26 Jun 2013
  • From the section Europe