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List of Famous Industrialists

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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. 
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  • Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist and a business magnate, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line...  more

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  • Charles de Ganahl Koch (; born November 1, 1935) is an American businessman and political donor. As of March 2019, he was ranked as the 11th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth...  more

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  • Andrew Carnegie kar-NAY-gee (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel...  more

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  • John Pierpont Morgan Sr. (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance on Wall Street throughout the Gilded Age. As the head of the banking...  more

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  • Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was a German industrialist and a member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them...  more

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  • Ernst Werner Siemens (von Siemens from 1888; English: SEEM-ənz; German: [ˈziːməns, -mɛns] 13 December 1816 – 6 December 1892) was a German inventor and industrialist. Siemens's name has been adopted...  more
  • Fred Chase Koch (; September 23, 1900 – November 17, 1967) was an American chemical engineer and entrepreneur who founded the oil refinery firm that later became Koch Industries, a privately held...  more
  • Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH (Portuguese: [mɐnuˈɛɫ doliˈvɐjɾɐ]; 11 December 1908 – 2 April 2015) was a Portuguese film director and screenwriter born in Cedofeita, Porto. He first...  more
  • Samuel Colt (; July 19, 1814 – January 10, 1862) was an American inventor, industrialist, businessman, and hunter. He initiated Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company (now Colt's Manufacturing...  more
  • Jean Paul Getty (; December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976), known widely as J. Paul Getty, was a naturalized British American petrol-industrialist, and the patriarch of the Getty family. He founded the...  more
  • 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
  • Friedrich "Fritz" Thyssen (9 November 1873 – 8 February 1951) was a German businessman, born into one of Germany's leading industrial families....  more
  • Don Luis Alberto Ferré Aguayo (February 17, 1904 – October 20, 2003) was a Puerto Rican engineer, industrialist, politician, philanthropist, and a patron of the arts. He was Governor of Puerto Rico,...  more
  • Nils Gustaf Dalén (Swedish pronunciation: [²ɡɵsːtav daˈleːn] (listen); 30 November 1869 – 9 December 1937) was a Swedish Nobel Laureate and industrialist, the founder of the AGA company and inventor...  more
  • Richard Beatty Mellon (March 19, 1858 – December 1, 1933), sometimes R.B., was a banker, industrialist, and philanthropist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania....  more
  • Prince Luigi Marcantonio Francesco Rodolfo Scipione Borghese, commonly known as Scipione Borghese (11 September 1871, Migliarino – 18 November 1927, Florence), was an Italian aristocrat,...  more
  • Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island. He served as governor and as a...  more
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  • Sir Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander (6 March 1882 – 9 September 1962) was a Midland industrialist and chairman of Mander Brothers Ltd., paint and varnish manufacturers in Wolverhampton, England, an art...  more
  • Carl Richard Nyberg (May 28, 1858, – 1939) 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...  more
  • Joseph Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank (22 December 1888 – 29 March 1972) was a British industrialist who was head and founder of the Rank Organisation....  more
  • Dieter Meier (born 4 March 1945, Zürich) is a Swiss musician and conceptual artist. He is the frontman of the electronic music group Yello, which also includes music producer Boris Blank. He is a...  more
  • Horace Fairbanks (March 21, 1820 – March 17, 1888) was an American politician and the 36th Governor of Vermont from 1876 to 1878....  more
  • Henry Ford II (September 4, 1917 – September 29, 1987), sometimes known as "HF2" or "Hank the Deuce", was the eldest son of Edsel Ford and eldest grandson of Henry Ford. He was president of the Ford...  more
  • Norton Winfred Simon (February 5, 1907 – June 2, 1993) was an American billionaire industrialist and philanthropist based in California. Norton, at that time, was one of the richest men in America....  more