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List of Famous Industrialists

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List of famous industrialists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top industrialists in the world? This includes the most prominent industrialists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable industrialists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic industrialists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned industrialists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known industrialists to the lesser known industrialists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the industrialist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous industrialists ever?" and "What are the names of famous industrialists?" then you're in the right place. (86 items)
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    Henry Ford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
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    Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1863-1947)
    • Birthplace: Greenfield Township, Wayne County, Michigan
    • Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Industrialist, + more
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    Charles Koch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
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    Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, while his brother David H. Koch serves as Executive Vice President. Charles and David each own 42% of the conglomerate. The brothers inherited the ...more

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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Industrialist
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    Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
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    Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He is also well known as a leading philanthropist. He gave away to charities and foundations about $350 million – almost 90 percent of his fortune. His 1889 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1835-1919)
    • Birthplace: Dunfermline, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
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    John Pierpont "J.P." Morgan was an American financier, banker, philanthropist and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. In 1892, Morgan arranged the merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company to form General Electric.more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1837-1913)
    • Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Banker, Financier
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    Oskar Schindler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
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    Oskar Schindler was an ethnic German industrialist, spy, and member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in occupied Poland and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1908-1974)
    • Birthplace: Svitavy, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Businessperson, Industrialist
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    Ernst Werner von Siemens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
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    Ernst Werner Siemens was a German inventor and industrialist. Siemens’s name has been adopted as the SI unit of electrical conductance, the siemens. He was also the founder of the electrical and telecommunications company Siemens. more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1816-1892)
    • Birthplace: Gehrden, Germany
    • Profession: Inventor, Industrialist, Electrical engineer, Engineer
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    Fred C. Koch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
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    Fred Chase Koch was an American chemical engineer and entrepreneur who founded the oil refinery firm that later became Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held company in the United States. more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1900-1967)
    • Birthplace: Quanah, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Businessperson, Industrialist
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    Manoel de Oliveira

    Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH was a Portuguese film director and screenwriter born in Cedofeita, Porto. He first began making films in 1927, when he and some friends attempted to make a film about World War I. In 1931 he completed his first film Douro, Faina Fluvial, a documentary about ...more

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    • Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Actor, + more
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