READ Famous Male Business Magnates

14k views 116 items

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
Photo: Library of Congress/Getty Images

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 Americans could afford. In doing so, Ford converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into a practical conveyance that would profoundly impact the landscape of the twentieth century. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1863-1947)

Birthplace: Greenfield Township, Wayne County, Michigan

Also Ranked

#34 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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

#3 on The Most Influential CEOs of All Time

see more on Henry Ford
Merv Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Business Magnates
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/CC-BY

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 Broadcasting. He also created the game shows Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Click, Ruckus, and Merv Griffin's Crosswords with his own television production companies, Merv Griffin Enterprises and Merv Griffin Entertainment. During his lifetime, Griffin was considered an entertainment business magnate. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1925-2007)

Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States of America

Also Ranked

#23 on The Best Emmy Hosts Ever

see more on Merv Griffin
Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Business Magnates
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Public domain

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 article proclaiming "The Gospel of Wealth" called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society, and it stimulated a wave of philanthropy. Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, and emigrated to the United States with his very poor parents in 1848. Carnegie started work as a telegrapher and by the 1860s had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges and oil derricks. He ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1835-1919)

Birthplace: Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Also Ranked

#10 on The Most Influential CEOs of All Time

see more on Andrew Carnegie
Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Business Magnates
Photo: via Twitter

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 than any other company founder in television history. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 70 (1932-2002)

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

see more on Dave Thomas