One of the preeminent galleries in the world, White Cube is one of the few spaces to not have a named attached to it—rather, nothing describes any gallery better than “a white cube.” Jay Jopling is the man behind the most infamous of the white cubes, the place where artists like Damien Hirst and Tracy Emin got their start. He continues helping to forge the vanguard of not just British art, but international work—he’s opening a new space in Brazil and tailoring a roster of internationally renowned artists. He also got his start as a salesman selling fire extinguishers door-to-door. Sure, he comes from a high station socially, but such a strange, humble start keeps us thinking he’s quite down to earth.