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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 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

Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Michael Bloomberg Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with ...more

Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Martha Stewart Martha Helen Stewart is an American businesswoman, writer, and television personality. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ...more

George Soros is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
George Soros George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of ...more

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

Merv Griffin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Merv Griffin 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 ...more

Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Andrew Carnegie 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

Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Dave Thomas 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 ...more

Bernard Arnault is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Bernard Arnault Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a French businessman and an art collector. He is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH since 1989. In March 2015, Forbes estimated his wealth to ...more

Stefan Persson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Stefan Persson Carl Stefan Erling Persson is a Swedish business magnate. In March 2013, Forbes reported Persson's net worth as $28 billion making him the richest of Sweden's 12 billionaires and the 17th ...more

Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi is a Saudi Arabian/Ethiopian businessman and billionaire who lives in Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia. In early March 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth at ...more

Neville Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Neville Chamberlain Arthur Neville Chamberlain FRS was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940. Chamberlain is best known for his appeasement ...more

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Walther Rathenau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Walther Rathenau Walther Rathenau was a German industrialist, politician, writer, and statesman who served as Foreign Minister of Germany during the Weimar Republic. He was assassinated on June 24, 1922, two ...more

Peter Cooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Peter Cooper Peter Cooper was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. He designed and built the first steam locomotive in the U.S., and founded ...more

Aga Khan IV is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Aga Khan IV Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan, NPk, NI, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH, GCM was born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a British business magnate, racehorse owner and breeder, as ...more

John Fredriksen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
John Fredriksen John Fredriksen 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 Seadrill, the fish farming ...more

Robert P. McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Robert P. McCulloch Robert Paxton McCulloch was a Missourian entrepreneur most notable for McCulloch chainsaws and purchasing the old London Bridge and moving it to one of the cities he founded, Lake Havasu City, ...more

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Elwood Haynes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Elwood Haynes Elwood Haynes was an American inventor, metallurgist, automotive pioneer, entrepreneur and industrialist. He invented the metal alloys stellite and martensitic stainless steel and designed one ...more

Carl Reichenbach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Carl Reichenbach Baron Dr. Carl Ludwig von Reichenbach was a notable chemist, geologist, metallurgist, naturalist, industrialist and philosopher, and a member of the prestigious Prussian Academy of Sciences. He ...more

Henry John Heinz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Henry John Heinz Henry John Heinz was an American businessman who founded the H. J. Heinz Company. Heinz Field, which is the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team, is named in his honor.

John Cuckney, Baron Cuckney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
John Cuckney, Baron Cuckney John Graham Cuckney, Baron Cuckney 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 Johann Zacherl was an Austrian inventor, industrialist and manufacturer. Johann Zacherl made a fortune in the late 19th century by selling dried flower heads of Chrysanthenum cinerariifolum as ...more

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J. Howard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
J. Howard Marshall James Howard Marshall II was an American business magnate, university professor, attorney, and federal government official. His life spanned more than 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 T. Beaird Charles Thomas Beaird was an industrialist, newspaper publisher, philanthropist, and civic leader from Shreveport in northwestern Louisiana. A self-identified "liberal Republican", ...more

Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was a Parsi 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 industrialist of India ...more

Eben Byers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Eben Byers Eben McBurney Byers was a wealthy American socialite, athlete, and industrialist. He won the 1906 U.S. Amateur in golf. He earned notoriety in the early 1930s when he died from multiple ...more

Eli Lilly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Eli Lilly Eli Lilly was an American soldier, pharmaceutical chemist, industrialist, entrepreneur, and founder of the Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical corporation. Lilly enlisted in the Union Army ...more

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Sakıp Sabancı is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Sakıp Sabancı Sakıp Sabancı was a prominent Turkish business tycoon and philanthropist. Born as the second son of a cotton trader, he worked in all the ranks of his father's business without completing high ...more

Ivar Kreuger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Ivar Kreuger Ivar Kreuger was a Swedish civil engineer, financier, entrepreneur and industrialist. In 1908 he co-founded the construction company Kreuger & Toll Byggnads AB, which specialized in new ...more

David James Davies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
David James Davies Dr. D.J. Davies, was a Welsh economist, industrialist, prize winning essayist, author, political activist, pilot, and an internationalist. Davies was a world traveller before returning home to ...more

Dhirubhai Ambani is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Dhirubhai Ambani Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani, better known as Dhirubhai Ambani, was an Indian business tycoon who founded Reliance Industries in Bombay with his cousin. He figured in the The Sunday Times top 50 ...more

Gunter Sachs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Gunter Sachs Fritz Gunter Sachs was a German photographer, author, industrialist, and latterly head of an institute that researched claims of astrology. As a young man he became a sportsman, then gained ...more

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John Paul Getty, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
John Paul Getty, Jr. Sir John Paul Getty, KBE, born Eugene Paul Getty, was a wealthy American-born British philanthropist and book collector. He was the elder son of Jean Paul Getty, Sr., one of the richest men in ...more

John Elkann is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
John Elkann John Philip Jacob Elkann is an Italian industrialist. He was the chosen heir of Gianni Agnelli, his grandfather, and controls the automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. He is the Chairman of Fiat ...more

Stanley Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Stanley Baldwin Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG PC FRS was a British Conservative politician, who dominated the government in his country between the two world wars. Three times Prime Minister, ...more

Loel Guinness is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Loel Guinness Loel Patrick Guinness is a philanthropist, film producer and adventurer. He is descended from Samuel Guinness, a Dublin goldsmith, the younger brother of the Guinness brewery's founder Arthur ...more

Howard Gilman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Howard Gilman Howard Gilman was descendant of Isaac Gilman, who had founded the Gilman Paper Company in 1884.

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Mario Santo Domingo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Mario Santo Domingo Julio Mario Santo Domingo Braga was the eldest son of Julio Mario Santo Domingo and Edyala Braga, of the same family as Eduardo Braga, current governor of Amazonas. He was the director of the ...more

Pallonji Mistry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Pallonji Mistry Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry is an Irish Indian construction tycoon and chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group. According to Forbes, his wealth is estimated to be US$9.7 billion as of 2012 making him ...more

Alfred Mond, 1st Baron Melchet... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Alfred Mond, 1st Baron Melchett Alfred Moritz Mond, 1st Baron Melchett, PC, FRS, known as Sir Alfred Mond, Bt, between 1910 and 1928, was a British industrialist, financier and politician. In his later life he became an active ...more

Chung Mong Joon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Chung Mong Joon Chung Mong-joon or Chung Mong Joon, is a South Korean businessman and politician. He is honorary vice president of FIFA and the former president of the South Korean soccer association. He is ...more

Luis A. Ferré is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Luis A. Ferré 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

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Ferruccio Lamborghini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Ferruccio Lamborghini Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini was an Italian industrialist. Born to grape farmers from the comune of Renazzo di Cento in the Emilia-Romagna region, his mechanical know-how led him to enter ...more

John Thomas Lupton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
John Thomas Lupton John Thomas Lupton was an American lawyer, industrialist and philanthropist who along with Benjamin Thomas and Joseph Whitehead, obtained exclusive rights from Asa Candler to bottle and sell ...more

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Thomas "Loel" Guinness Group Captain Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness OBE was a British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Bath, business magnate and philanthropist. Guinness also financed the ...more

Joseph Wharton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Joseph Wharton Joseph Wharton was an American industrialist. He was involved in mining, manufacturing and education. He founded the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, co-founded the Bethlehem ...more

Cincinnatus Leconte is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Cincinnatus Leconte Jean-Jacques Dessalines Michel Cincinnatus Leconte was President of Haiti from 15 August 1911 until his death on 8 August 1912. He was a great-grandson of Jean-Jacques Dessalines—a leader of the ...more

Truman Handy Newberry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Truman Handy Newberry Truman Handy Newberry was a U.S. businessman and political figure. He served as the Secretary of Navy between 1908 and 1909. He was a U.S. Senator from Michigan between 1919 and 1922.

Thérèse Rein is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Thérèse Rein Thérèse Rein is an Australian entrepreneuse and founder of Ingeus, an international employment and business psychology services company. Rein is the wife of Kevin Rudd, who was the ...more

Armand Hammer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
Armand Hammer Armand Hammer was an American business manager and owner, most closely associated with Occidental Petroleum, a company he ran from 1957 until his death, though he was known as well for his art ...more