List of Famous Business Magnates People

List of Famous Business Magnates

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List of famous business magnates, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Renowned like those found below have helped make a great impact on the world, through a combination of hard work and dedication to their profession. This list includes the most prominent business magnates, living and dead, from every country in the world. Interesting information is included in this list of notable business magnates, such as where these historic business magnates were born and what their nationality is. If your dream job is to be a popular business magnate then you should look to these people for inspiration.

List people range from Martha Stewart to Henry Ford.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous business magnates?" and "Who are the best business magnates?" then you're in the right place. (168 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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    Michael Bloomberg
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    Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with his first election in 2001. With a net worth of $36.5 billion, he is the 10th richest person in the United ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
    • Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Politician, Entrepreneur
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    Martha Stewart
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    Martha Helen Stewart is an American businesswoman, writer, and television personality. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and electronic commerce. She has written numerous ...more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer, Stock broker, Author, + more
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    George Soros
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    George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of pounds, giving him a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 ...more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Analyst, Business magnate, Trader, Businessperson, Speculator, + more
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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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    Merv Griffin
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    Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin, Jr. was an American television host, musician, actor, and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who went on to appear in film and on Broadway. From 1965 to 1986 Griffin hosted his own talk show, The Merv Griffin Show, produced by Westinghouse ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1925-2007)
    • Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Business magnate, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, + more
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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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    Rex David "Dave" Thomas was an American businessperson and philanthropist. Thomas was the founder and chief executive officer of Wendy's, a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in hamburgers. He is also known for appearing in more than 800 commercial advertisements for the chain from 1989 to 2002, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1932-2002)
    • Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a French businessman and an art collector. He is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH since 1989. In March 2015, Forbes estimated his wealth to be $37 Billion, making him the 13th richest person in the world.more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Roubaix, France
    • Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson
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    Stefan Persson
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    Carl Stefan Erling Persson is a Swedish business magnate. In March 2013, Forbes reported Persson's net worth as $28 billion making him the richest of Sweden's 12 billionaires and the 17th richest person in the world. Persson is the chairman and main shareholder in fashion company H&M, which was founded ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson
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    Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi
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    Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi is a Saudi Arabian/Ethiopian businessman and billionaire who lives in Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia. In early March 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth at $10.8 billion and a relative fall in net value was linked to the global fall in oil and gold prices at the time of ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Dessie, Ethiopia
    • Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson
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    Neville Chamberlain
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    Arthur Neville Chamberlain FRS was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940. Chamberlain is best known for his appeasement foreign policy, and in particular for his signing of the Munich Agreement in 1938, conceding the German ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1869-1940)
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, England
    • Profession: Business magnate, Politician
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    Walther Rathenau
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    Walther Rathenau was a German industrialist, politician, writer, and statesman who served as Foreign Minister of Germany during the Weimar Republic. He was assassinated on June 24, 1922, two months after the signing of the Treaty of Rapallo.more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1867-1922)
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • Profession: Business magnate, Politician, Writer, Engineer
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    Peter Cooper
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    Peter Cooper was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. He designed and built the first steam locomotive in the U.S., and founded the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan, New York City.more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1791-1883)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Business magnate, Inventor
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    Aga Khan IV
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    Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan, NPk, NI, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH, GCM was born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a British business magnate, racehorse owner and breeder, as well as being the 49th and current Imam of Nizari Ismailism, a denomination of Ismailism within Shia Islam ...more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
    • Profession: Business magnate
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    John Fredriksen
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    John Fredriksen is a Norwegian-born oil tanker and shipping magnate, who owns the world's largest oil tanker fleet. He also has major interests in the offshore driller Seadrill, the fish farming company Marine Harvest, the dry bulk company Golden Ocean Group, and the supply vessel company Deep Sea ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
    • Profession: Business magnate
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    Robert P. McCulloch
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    Robert Paxton McCulloch was a Missourian entrepreneur most notable for McCulloch chainsaws and purchasing the old London Bridge and moving it to one of the cities he founded, Lake Havasu City, Arizona.more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1911-1977)
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor
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    Elwood Haynes
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    Elwood Haynes was an American inventor, metallurgist, automotive pioneer, entrepreneur and industrialist. He invented the metal alloys stellite and martensitic stainless steel and designed one of the earliest automobiles made in the United States. He is recognized for having created the earliest ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1857-1925)
    • Birthplace: Portland, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Inventor
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    Carl Reichenbach
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    Baron Dr. Carl Ludwig von Reichenbach was a notable chemist, geologist, metallurgist, naturalist, industrialist and philosopher, and a member of the prestigious Prussian Academy of Sciences. He is best known for his discoveries of several chemical products of economic importance, extracted from tar, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1788-1869)
    • Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
    • Profession: Business magnate, Chemist, Astrologer, Geologist, Philosopher
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    Henry John Heinz
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    Henry John Heinz was an American businessman who founded the H. J. Heinz Company. Heinz Field, which is the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team, is named in his honor.more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1844-1919)
    • Birthplace: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Business magnate, Inventor
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