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List of notable or famous entrepreneurs from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top entrepreneurs born in Germany and even some popular entrepreneurs who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German entrepreneurs then this list is the perfect resource for you. These entrepreneurs are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known entrepreneur from Germany is included when available.

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This historic entrepreneurs from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German entrepreneurs of note?" and "Who are the most famous entrepreneurs from Germany?" These prominent entrepreneurs of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German entrepreneurs.

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Adolf Dassler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Germany
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Adolf Dassler


Adolf "Adi" Dassler was the founder of the German sportswear company Adidas and the younger brother of Rudolf Dassler, founder of Puma. Trained as a cobbler, Adi Dassler started to produce his own sports shoes in his mother's laundry after his return from World War I. His father, Christoph, who worked in a shoe factory, and the Zehlein brothers, who produced the handmade spikes for track shoes in their blacksmith's shop, supported Dassler in starting his own business. On 1 July 1924, his older brother Rudolf Dassler joined the business, which became the Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik. At the 1928 Olympics, Dassler equipped many athletes, laying the foundation for the international expansion of ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1900-1978)

Birthplace: Herzogenaurach, Germany

Alexander Straub is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Germany
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Alexander Straub is an Internet and Telecom entrepreneur and investor. ...more

Age: 45

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Artur Brauner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Germany
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Artur "Atze" Brauner is a German film producer and entrepreneur of Polish origin. He was born to a Jewish family in Łódź, Poland. With his parents and four siblings, he fled to the Soviet Union and survived the Holocaust. Following the war, he and his brother, Wolf Brauner emigrated to Berlin; his parents and three of his siblings emigrated to Israel. Twelve of his relatives were killed at Babi Yar, just a portion of the 49 who perished at the hands of the Nazis. As a young man he saw Fritz Lang's film The Testament of Dr. Mabuse that affected him greatly, making him interested in film. In September 1946 he founded the Central Cinema Company or CCC Films in the American sector of Berlin. He ...more

Age: 99

Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

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August Belmont is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Germany
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August Belmont, Sr. was a 19th-century German-American politician, financier, foreign diplomat, and party chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 1850s and later a famous horse-breeder and racehorse owner, who established the landmark Belmont Park racecourse on Long Island, New York and is the namesake of the Belmont Stakes, third jewel of the Triple Crown series of American thoroughbred horse racing. ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1813-1890)

Birthplace: Alzey, Germany

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