Ruthless. Secretive. Worth £100m. How did Damon Buffini, born to a single mum in a council flat and abandoned by his father, become the fattest of the private equity fat cats? There’s something about the predicament Damon Buffini finds himself in today that chimes with an oft-repeated story about football legend George Best. After a night on the tiles the Manchester United star retired to his hotel room with Mary Stavin, the then Miss World, on his arm.