Hong Kong (CNN Business)A week ago, Carlos Ghosn was sitting atop one of the world’s most powerful auto empires. Now, he’s sitting in a Tokyo jail cell.
The dramatic downfall of the iconic global business leader is a tale of bombshell allegations, corporate intrigue and simmering cultural tensions.
A 40-year auto industry veteran, Ghosn brought together three big carmakers — Renault (RNSDF
) of France and Japan’s Nissan (NSANY
) and Mitsubishi Motors (MMTOF
) — with the aim of rivaling the top dogs: Volkswagen (VLKAF
), Toyota (TM
) and General Motors (GM