Not to take away from either Frogboy or any of the great Budweiser frogs, but Lord British was Da Man in his day, too. How many game company CEO's do you know have flown to space? The guy lives in a castle.
He's also quit the industry to presumably further persue his astronaut interests. His father was also an astronaut so it explains some things. The guy's really cool, but a bit eccentric... which in the industry, I suppose just makes him that much cooler.
Still, it speaks volumes about his hubris to always have his in-game avatar as the king/general with a name like Lord/General British.
Or maybe I'm just old fashioned...