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List of famous industrialists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top industrialists in the world? This includes the most prominent industrialists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable industrialists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic industrialists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned industrialists.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Henry Ford and Samuel Colt, in it. Featuring American industrialists, British industrialists, and others, this list has more than just the greatest industrialists. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known industrialists to the lesser known industrialists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the industrialist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous industrialists ever?" and "What are the names of famous industrialists?" then you're in the right place. 

Henry Ford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
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 ...more

Charles Koch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, while his brother David H. Koch ...more

Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
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. ...more

J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
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, ...more

Oskar Schindler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Oskar Schindler was an ethnic German industrialist, spy, and member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware ...more

Ernst Werner von Siemens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Ernst Werner Siemens was a German inventor and industrialist. Siemens’s name has been adopted as the SI unit of electrical conductance, the siemens. He was also the founder of the electrical and ...more

Fred C. Koch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Fred Chase Koch was an American chemical engineer and entrepreneur who founded the oil refinery firm that later became Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held company in the United

Manoel de Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH was a Portuguese film director and screenwriter born in Cedofeita, Porto. He first began making films in 1927, when he and some friends ...more

Samuel Colt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Samuel Colt was an American inventor and industrialist from Hartford, Connecticut. He founded Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company, and made the mass production of the revolver ...more

J. Paul Getty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Jean Paul Getty was an American industrialist. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named ...more

Andres Soriano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Andrés Soriano, Sr., also known as Col. Andres Soriano, was a Spanish Filipino businessman. He was a leader of the Philippine Falange during the late 1930s until he applied for Filipino ...more

Fritz Thyssen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Friedrich "Fritz" Thyssen was a German businessman born into one of Germany's leading industrial families.

Luis A. Ferré is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Luis Alberto Ferré Aguayo was a Puerto Rican engineer, industrialist, politician, philanthropist, and a patron of the arts. He was the third Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico ...more

Nils Gustaf Dalén is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Nils Gustaf Dalén was a Swedish Nobel Laureate and industrialist, the founder of the AGA company and inventor of the AGA cooker and the Dalén light. In 1912 he was awarded the ...more

Richard B. Mellon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Richard Beatty Mellon, sometimes R.B., was a banker, industrialist, and philanthropist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his brother, Andrew W. Mellon, another son of Judge Thomas Mellon, ...more

Scipione Borghese, 10th Prince... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Prince Luigi Marcantonio Francesco Rodolfo Scipione Borghese, commonly known as Scipione Borghese was member of the House of Borghese and an Italian industrialist, politician, explorer, mountain ...more

Ambrose Burnside is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Ambrose Everett Burnside was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a United States Senator. As a Union Army ...more

Adityaram is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Adityaram is a film producer.

Geoffrey Mander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Sir Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander, KB, was a Midland industrialist and chairman of Mander Brothers Ltd., paint and varnish manufacturers in Wolverhampton, England, an art collector and radical ...more

Carl Richard Nyberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Carl Richard Nyberg was the founder of Max Sieverts Lödlampfabrik, then one of the largest industries in Sundbyberg, Sweden. Nyberg was born in Arboga. After school he started working for a ...more

J. Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Joseph Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank was a British industrialist who was head and founder of the Rank Organisation.

Dieter Meier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Dieter Meier is a Swiss musician and conceptual artist. He is the front man in the electronic music group Yello, which also includes music producer Boris Blank. He is a vocalist and lyricist, as ...more

Horace Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Horace Fairbanks was an American politician and the 36th Governor of Vermont from 1876 to 1878.

Henry Ford II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Henry Ford II, sometimes known as "HF2" or "Hank the Deuce", was the oldest son of Edsel Ford and oldest grandson of Henry Ford. He was president of the Ford Motor Company ...more

Norton Simon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Norton Winfred Simon, in the United States was a millionaire industrialist and philanthropist based in California. His significant art collection is housed in the Norton Simon Museum in ...more

Helge Palmcrantz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Helge Palmcrantz, Swedish inventor and industrialist, was born in Hammerdal, in the province of Jämtland, the son of a captain in the Jämtlands fältjägarregemente. He was ...more

Sergei Shchukin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Sergei Shchukin Sergei Ivanovich Shchukin was a Russian businessman who became an art collector, mainly of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, following a trip to Paris in 1897, when he bought his ...more

Richard Barcley Tullis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Richard Barcley Tullis

Richard Arkwright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Richard Arkwright Sir Richard Arkwright was an inventor and a leading entrepreneur during the early Industrial Revolution. Although the patents were eventually overturned, he is credited with inventing the ...more

Dmitry S. Rozhdestvensky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Dmitry S. Rozhdestvensky Dmitry Syergeyevich Rozhdestvensky (1876-1940), was a Russian physicist and industrialist.

Paul Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Industrialists

Johan Petter Johansson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Johan Petter Johansson Johan Petter Johansson, sometimes known as JP, was a Swedish inventor and industrialist. He invented a modern adjustable spanner. He obtained over 100 patents in total. He was born in ...more

Alfredo da Silva is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Alfredo da Silva Founder of CUF.

Julian Mond, 3rd Baron Melchet... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Julian Mond, 3rd Baron Melchett Julian Edward Alfred Mond, 3rd Baron Melchett was an English industrialist who became the third Baron Melchett on the death of his father in 1949.

Paul Schnitzler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Paul Schnitzler Paul Schnitzler was a jurist, landlord and industrialist.

Maurice Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Sir Maurice Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was an English industrialist. He was educated at the independent Repton School in the village of Repton in Derbyshire and at Armstrong College in ...more

Thomas William Booker-Blakemor... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Thomas William Booker-Blakemore Thomas William Booker-Blakemore, MP, was an industrialist, landowner, and politician.

Akinfiy Nikitich Demidov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Akinfiy Nikitich Demidov Akinfiy Nikitich Demidov was a Russian industrialist of the Demidov family.

Anatoly Nikolaievich Demidov, ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Anatoly Nikolaievich Demidov, 1st Prince of San Donato Count Anatoly Nikolaievich Demidov, 1st Prince of San Donato, was a Russian industrialist, diplomat and arts patron of the Demidov family.

Giovanni Agnelli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Giovanni Agnelli was an Italian entrepreneur, who founded Fiat car manufacturing in 1899.

Ashok Sekhar Ganguly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Ashok Sekhar Ganguly Ashok Shekar Ganguly CBE noted industry expert and former chairman of Hindustan Lever, is a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha. His term ends on 17 November 2015.

Daniel G. Reid is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Daniel G. Reid Daniel Gray Reid was an American industrialist and philanthropist known as the "Tinplate King". He was born August 1858 in Richmond, Indiana, and is a son of Daniel and Anna Reid. Reid ...more

Charles Tufts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Charles Tufts Charles Tufts was an American businessman and philanthropist.

Alberto Bruni Tedeschi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Alberto Bruni Tedeschi Alberto Bruni Tedeschi was a businessperson and composer.

Samuel Waring, 1st Baron Warin... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Samuel Waring, 1st Baron Waring Samuel James Waring, 1st Baron Waring, known as Sir Samuel Waring, Bt, between 1919 and 1922, was a British industrialist, public servant and benefactor. Waring was the second son of Samuel ...more

Seymour Berry, 1st Baron Buckl... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Seymour Berry, 1st Baron Buckland Henry Seymour Berry, 1st Baron Buckland was a Welsh financier and industrialist.

Viktor Gutmann is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Viktor Gutmann Baron Viktor Gutmann von Gelse und Belišće was Croatian nobleman and industrialist who was killed by the communist regime of Yugoslavia. Baron Gutmann was born in Belišće on October 3, 1891 to a ...more

Karl Wittgenstein is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Karl Wittgenstein was a steel tycoon. A friend of Andrew Carnegie, with whom he was often compared, at the end of the 19th century he controlled an effective monopoly on steel and iron resources ...more

Richard von Schnitzler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Richard von Schnitzler Richard von Schnitzler was a banker and industrialist.

Sir Douglas Alexander, 1st Bar... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
Sir Douglas Alexander, 1st Baronet Sir Douglas Alexander, 1st Baronet was a British-born Canadian industrialist. Alexander was born in Halifax, Yorkshire. His parents emigrated to Canada when he was a child and he was brought up ...more