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List of famous business magnates, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Renowned like those found below have helped make a great impact on the world, through a combination of hard work and dedication to their profession. This list includes the most prominent business magnates, living and dead, from every country in the world. Interesting information is included in this list of notable business magnates, such as where these historic business magnates were born and what their nationality is. If your dream job is to be a popular business magnate then you should look to these people for inspiration.

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Henry Ford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Michael Rubens Bloomberg KBE (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician, author, and philanthropist. As of April 2019, his net worth was estimated at $62.1 billion, making ...more

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Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Martha Helen Stewart (née Kostyra; Polish pronunciation: [kɔ'stɨra]; born August 3, 1941) is an American retail businesswoman, writer, television personality, former model, and convicted ...more

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George Soros is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
George Soros, Hon (born Schwartz György; August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American investor and philanthropist. As of February 2018, he had a net worth of $8 billion, having donated more ...more

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J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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 ...more

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Merv Griffin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television host and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who went on to appear in film and ...more

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Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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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Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Rex David Thomas (July 2, 1932 – January 8, 2002) was an American businessman, philanthropist, and fast-food tycoon. Thomas was the founder and chief executive officer of Wendy's, a fast-food ...more

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Bernard Arnault is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault (French: [bɛʁnaːʁ aʁno]; born 5 March 1949) is a French business magnate, investor, and art collector. Arnault is the Chairman and Chief Executive of LVMH ...more
Stefan Persson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Carl Stefan Erling Persson (Swedish: [ˈsteːfan ˈpæːʂɔn]; born 4 October 1947) is a Swedish business magnate. In March 2013, Forbes reported Persson's net worth as $28 billion making him ...more
Mohammed Hussein Al Amou... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-'Amoudi (Amharic: ሙሀመድ አልዐሙዲ, Arabic: محمد حسين علي العمودي‎) is a Saudi billionaire businessman. He was born in Ethiopia in 1946 to a Yemeni father and an Ethiopian ...more
Neville Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Arthur Neville Chamberlain (; 18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) was a British Conservative statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940. Chamberlain is ...more
Walther Rathenau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Walther Rathenau (29 September 1867 – 24 June 1922) was a German industrialist, banker, intellectual, and politician, who served as German Foreign Minister during the Weimar Republic. Rathenau ...more
Peter Cooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Peter Cooper (February 12, 1791 – April 4, 1883) was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and politician. He designed and built the first American steam locomotive, the Tom ...more
Aga Khan IV is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, (Arabic: شاه كريم الحسيني، الآقاخان الرابع‎; Persian: شاه کریم حسینی، آقاخان چهارم‎; Urdu: شاه کریم حسینی، آقاخان چهارم‎; Aga Khan is also ...more
John Fredriksen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
John Fredriksen (born 10 May 1944) is a Norwegian-born oil tanker and shipping magnate, who owns the world's largest oil tanker fleet. He also has major interests in the offshore driller ...more
Robert P. McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Robert Paxton McCulloch (May 11, 1911 – February 25, 1977) was an American entrepreneur from Missouri, best known for McCulloch chainsaws and purchasing the "New" London Bridge, which ...more
Elwood Haynes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Elwood Haynes (October 14, 1857 – April 13, 1925) was an American inventor, metallurgist, automotive pioneer, entrepreneur and industrialist. He invented the metal alloys stellite and ...more
Carl Reichenbach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Baron Dr. Carl (Karl) Ludwig von Reichenbach (full name: Karl Ludwig Freiherr von Reichenbach) (February 12, 1788 – January 1869) was a notable chemist, geologist, metallurgist, naturalist, ...more
Henry John Heinz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Henry John Heinz (October 11, 1844 – May 14, 1919) was a German-American entrepreneur who founded the H. J. Heinz Company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born in that city, the son of ...more

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John Cuckney, Baron Cuck... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
John Graham Cuckney, Baron Cuckney (12 July 1925 – 30 October 2008) was a British industrialist, civil servant and peer.
Johann Zacherl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Johann Zacherl (1814 – 30 June 1888) was an Austrian inventor, industrialist and manufacturer. Johann Zacherl made a fortune in the late 19th century by selling dried flower heads of ...more
J. Howard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
James Howard Marshall II (January 24, 1905 – August 4, 1995) was an American businessman, academic, attorney, and government official. His life spanned nine decades and almost the entire history ...more
Charles T. Beaird is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Charles Thomas Beaird (July 17, 1922 – April 18, 2006) was an industrialist, newspaper publisher, philanthropist, and civic leader from Shreveport in northwestern Louisiana. A self-identified ...more
Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (R.D. Tata, 1856–1926) was an Indian businessman who played a pivotal role in the growth of the Tata Group in India. He was the first cousin of Jamsetji Tata, a pioneering ...more