You may not agree with all his policies but Bank of England governor Mervyn King has been knighted for his role in steering the UK through the financial crisis.
Other business people knighted in the Queen's birthday honours list are Stagecoach founder Brian Souter, BG Group chief Frank Chapman and Standard Chartered Bank chairman John Peace.
Meanwhile, Helen Alexander, the chairman of IFAonline's parent company Incisive Media and former president of the CBI, has been made a Dame.
Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King and the chairman of the London Stock Exchange, Chris Gibson-Smith, get CBEs.
Sir Mervyn King, 63, has been at the Bank's helm throughout the financial crisis and as chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee overseas the setting of the UK's interest rates.
A graduate of Cambridge and Harvard universities, he became Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics in 1984. Sir Mervyn joined the Bank as a non-executive director in 1990, and was its deputy governor from 1998 to 2003 before taking the top job.
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