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TRENDING 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.

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Henry Ford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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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 ...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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#85 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#27 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#39 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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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 ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Politician, Entrepreneur

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#49 on Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#14 on The Most Powerful People on Twitter

#13 on The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats

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Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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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: 75

Birthplace: USA, New Jersey, Jersey City

Profession: Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer, Stock broker Author, + more

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#92 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#13 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

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#25 on The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

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George Soros is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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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: 86

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Analyst, Business magnate, Trader, Businessperson Speculator, + more

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#36 on The Scariest Threats to the United States

#19 on Celebrities Who Would Probably Be Bad at Cuddling

#1 on Real World Avengers Villains

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J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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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: USA, California, San Mateo

Profession: Film Score Composer, Business magnate, Television producer, Musician Screenwriter, + more

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#32 on The Best Emmy Hosts Ever

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Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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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, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland Fife, + more

Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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#48 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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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 ...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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