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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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Henry Ford and Samuel Colt, in it.

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 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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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
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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 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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    Samuel Colt
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    Samuel Colt was an American inventor and industrialist from Hartford, Connecticut. He founded Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company, and made the mass production of the revolver commercially viable. Colt's first two business ventures — producing firearms in Paterson, New Jersey, and making ...more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1814-1862)
    • Birthplace: Eastern United States, Hartford County, New England, Area code 860, Connecticut, + more
    • Profession: Inventor, Industrialist
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    Jean Paul Getty was an American industrialist. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world's richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion. At his death, he was worth more ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1892-1976)
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Industrialist
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    Andrés Soriano, Sr., also known as Col. Andres Soriano, was a Spanish Filipino businessman. He was a leader of the Philippine Falange during the late 1930s until he applied for Filipino citizenship. He was best known for expanding the original San Miguel Brewery that became San Miguel Corporation. He ...more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1898-1964)
    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
    • Profession: Publisher, Entrepreneur, Industrialist
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    Friedrich "Fritz" Thyssen was a German businessman born into one of Germany's leading industrial families.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1873-1951)
    • Birthplace: Mülheim, Germany
    • Profession: Businessperson, Industrialist
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    Luis A. Ferré
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    Luis Alberto Ferré Aguayo was a Puerto Rican engineer, industrialist, politician, philanthropist, and a patron of the arts. He was the third Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 1969 to 1973, and the founding father of the New Progressive Party which advocates for Puerto Rico becoming a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 99 (1904-2003)
    • Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
    • Profession: Business magnate, Industrialist, Engineer
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    Nils Gustaf Dalén
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    Nils Gustaf Dalén was a Swedish Nobel Laureate and industrialist, the founder of the AGA company and inventor of the AGA cooker and the Dalén light. In 1912 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his "invention of automatic regulators for use in conjunction with gas accumulators for illuminating ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1869-1937)
    • Birthplace: Stenstorp, Sweden
    • Profession: Physicist, Inventor, Industrialist, Engineer
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    Richard B. Mellon
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    Richard Beatty Mellon, sometimes R.B., was a banker, industrialist, and philanthropist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his brother, Andrew W. Mellon, another son of Judge Thomas Mellon, were frequent business partners. Richard served under Andrew at Mellon Bank, and assumed its presidency in 1921 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1858-1933)
    • Profession: Industrialist, Banker
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    Scipione Borghese, 10th Prince of Sulmona
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    Prince Luigi Marcantonio Francesco Rodolfo Scipione Borghese, commonly known as Scipione Borghese was member of the House of Borghese and an Italian industrialist, politician, explorer, mountain climber and racing driver. He is best known for participating in the Peking to Paris race in 1907, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1871-1927)
    • Birthplace: Migliarino, Italy
    • Profession: Politician, Racing driver, Industrialist, Explorer
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    Ambrose Burnside
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    Ambrose Everett Burnside was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a United States Senator. As a Union Army general in the American Civil War, he conducted successful campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee, as ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1824-1881)
    • Birthplace: Union County, Center Township, United States of America, Liberty, United States, + more
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Industrialist
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    Adityaram is a film producer.more

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    • Profession: Film Producer, Industrialist, Estate agent
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    Sir Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander, KB, was a Midland industrialist and chairman of Mander Brothers Ltd., paint and varnish manufacturers in Wolverhampton, England, an art collector and radical parliamentarian.more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1882-1962)
    • Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Politician, Industrialist
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    Carl Richard Nyberg
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    Carl Richard Nyberg was the founder of Max Sieverts Lödlampfabrik, then one of the largest industries in Sundbyberg, Sweden. Nyberg was born in Arboga. After school he started working for a jeweller and later he moved to Stockholm and worked with various metalworks. He later got work at J. E. Eriksons ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1858-1939)
    • Birthplace: Arboga, Sweden
    • Profession: Business magnate, Inventor, Industrialist
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