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List of famous male business magnates, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male business magnates list contains the most prominent and top males known for being business magnates. There are thousand of males working as business magnates in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic business magnates have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a business magnate then the people below should give you inspiration.

People include everyone from Jack Walker to Stefan Persson.

While this isn't a list of all male business magnates, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male business magnates?" and "Who are the best male business magnates?"
Henry Ford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male 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

Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Industrialist, + more

Credits: Because of Love

Also Ranked

#87 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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

#34 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Merv Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male 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

Age: Died at 82 (1925-2007)

Birthplace: USA, California, San Mateo

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

Credits: Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, The Man with Two Brains, The Lonely Guy, Dance Fever, + more

Also Ranked

#16 on The Best Emmy Hosts Ever

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Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male 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

Age: Died at 84 (1835-1919)

Birthplace: Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Also Ranked

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

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Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male 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

Age: Died at 70 (1932-2002)

Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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