Bios: Business Leaders

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  • William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook - newspaper magnate
  • Arthur Andersen - Arthur Andersen
  • Kunitake Ando - Sony
  • John Jacob Astor - fur trading and real estate
  • Percy Barnevik - investor
  • Bernard Baruch - financier, investor, Presidential advisor
  • Andy Bechtolsheim - Sun Microsystems
  • Silvio Berlusconi - Italian media
  • Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com
  • William Boeing - Boeing Aircraft
  • Matthew Boulton - metal products
  • Richard Branson - Virgin
  • Samuel Bronfman - distilling
  • Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway
  • Asa Candler - Coca-Cola
  • Michael Capellas - Compaq, Worldcom
  • Andrew Carnegie - American Steel
  • Samuel Cunard - passenger ships
  • Michael Dell - Dell Computers
  • John Deere - John Deere
  • Walt Disney - Disney
  • Larry Ellison - Oracle Corporation
  • Lars Magnus Ericsson - Ericsson
  • Carly Fiorina - Hewlett-Packard
  • Henry Ford - Ford
  • Bill Gates - Microsoft
  • Lou Gerstner - IBM
  • J. P. Getty - Getty Oil
  • King C. Gillette - Gillette Razors
  • Andrew Gould - Schlumberger
  • Andy Grove - Intel
  • William Randolph Hearst - media magnate
  • Conrad Hilton - Hilton Hotel
  • Soichiro Honda - Honda
  • Wayne Huizenga - Blockbuster
  • Howard Hughes - Hughes Aircraft
  • H. L. Hunt - oilman
  • Charles Hurwitz - CEO, Maxxam
  • Lee Iacocca - Chrysler
  • Jeff Immelt - General Electric
  • Yotaro Isawaki - Mitsubishi
  • Steve Jobs - Apple
  • Michael Johns - Gentiva Health Services
  • Steve Jurvetson - Hotmail
  • Herb Kelleher - Southwest Airlines
  • Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. - investor
  • Denis Kozlowski - Tyco
  • Sanjay Kumar - Computer Associates (CA)
  • Henry Kravis - financier
  • Ray Kroc - McDonalds
  • Alfred Krupp - Krupp
  • John Law - banking
  • Jacques-Donatien Le Ray - ship building
  • Rush Limbaugh - right-wing media
  • Daniel Ludwig - cargo ship building
  • Guglielmo Marconi - Marconi
  • Scott McNealy - Sun Microsystems
  • Andrew Mellon - banking, steel, oil, ship building
  • Michael Milken - High-Yield Bonds
  • John Pierpont Morgan - J. P. Morgan Bank
  • Akio Morita - Sony
  • Rupert Murdoch - News Corporation
  • Pierre Omidyar - e-Bay
  • Aristotle Onassis - shipping
  • Tony O'Reilly - INM
  • Lindsay Owen-Jones - L'Oreal cosmetics
  • Kerry Packer - Australian media
  • John S. Pemberton - Coca-Cola
  • Ross Perot - Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
  • Paul Reuter - Reuters
  • Cecil Rhodes - mining, etc
  • John D. Rockefeller - Standard Oil
  • Anita Roddick - Body Shop
  • Mayer Amschel Rothschild - banking
  • David Sarnoff - RCA
  • John Sculley - Apple
  • Alfred Sloan - G.M.
  • Martha Stewart - Omni Media
  • Calisto Tanzi - Parmalat
  • E. P. Taylor - Argus Corrporation, Windfields Farm
  • Donald Trump
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt - shipping
  • William Henry Vanderbilt - shipping, railroads
  • Peter Wallenberg - investor
  • Sam Walton - Walmart
  • John Wanamaker - Wanamaker Department Stores
  • Charles Wang - Computer Associates (CA)
  • Jack Welch - G.E.
  • Eli Whitney - American System
  • Jerry Yang - Yahoo!
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