How much does he earn?: No 7: Sir Wilfrid Newton, CBE, chairman of London Transport (which incorporates London Underground and London Buses).

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Age: 64.

Salary: pounds 166,038 a year.

In 1992/3 this included pounds 13,900 as a performance bonus.

Perks: A bus and Tube pass (which the press office insists Sir Wilfrid frequently uses) and free travel on British Rail. He also has the use of a chauffeur-driven company car. Private health insurance.

He is is a non-executive director of Midland Bank, Sketchley plc, MetroPower Ltd, and HSCB Holdings plc. London Transport was not prepared to disclose his salary from these posts.

Clubs: He is a member of the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg, the Carlton Club, London, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, the Aberdeen Boat Club, the Hong Kong Club, the Worshipful Company of Horners, and Freeman of the City of London.

Marital status: Married in 1954 to Felicity Lynn with two sons and two daughters.

Home: A flat in west London, and a home in Lymington, Hampshire.

Hobbies: Sailing, reading, current affairs and economics.

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