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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.

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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
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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 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

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Charles Koch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
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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 serves as Executive Vice President. Charles and David each own 42% of the conglomerate. The brothers inherited the business from their father, Fred C. Koch, then expanded the business. Originally involved exclusively in oil refining and chemicals, Koch Industries now includes process and pollution control equipment and technologies; polymers and fibers; minerals; fertilizers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching. The businesses produce a wide variety of well-known ...more

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

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J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Industrialists
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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. After financing the creation of the Federal Steel Company, he merged it in 1901 with the Carnegie Steel Company and several other steel and iron businesses, including Consolidated Steel and Wire Company, owned by William Edenborn, to form the United States Steel Corporation. At the height of Morgan's career during the early 1900s, he and his partners had financial investments in many large ...more

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