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List of Famous Business Magnates

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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 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 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 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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
Walther Rathenau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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 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
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 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 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
Elwood Haynes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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
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 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 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 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
J. Howard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Business Magnates
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 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 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