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Directory containing biographies of world famous businessmen and businesswomen.

The textbook definition of business is the providing of products, services or both to people in exchange for something from them like money. This activity has been around for centuries and has always had its big guns and the ‘smaller guy’. The earliest form of trading was done using the barter system where one person exchanged a part his product for a service or another product produced by another person. The introduction of money for the trading of goods was introduced in as far back as circa 3000 B.C. Today business refers to an individual or an organization involved in providing services or products to consumers. So who exactly are business people? The simplest answer would be that they are people who have been put in charge of the management and administration of an entity like an organisation as a whole or a major arm of said organisation. The world of business is full of impressive names which have equally impressive stories attached to them and that is why, what follows these words is a list of some of the most famous people from the field of business and a their biographies which includes their life history, achievements, trivia and even timelines.
A. Alfred Taubman A. Alfred Taubman

Adolf Alfred Taubman was an American entrepreneur ...

Adam Khoo Adam Khoo

Adam Khoo is a Singaporean entrepreneur and ...

Aga Khan IV Aga Khan IV

Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (IV) is a ...

Alan Sugar Alan Sugar

Alan Michael Sugar, one of the best known British ...

Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell

One of the greatest inventors of the late 19th ...

Alexander Henry the Elder Alexander Henry The Elder

Alexander Henry the Elder was one of the most ...

Alexander Turney Stewart Alexander Turney Stewart

Alexander Stewart was a leading retail dry-goods ...

Alfred Sloan Alfred P. Sloan

Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr. was an American ...

Amar Bose Amar Bose

The brilliant mind behind the founding of the ...

An Wang An Wang

An Wang was a Chinese-American computer engineer ...

Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American ...

Andrew Mellon Andrew William Mellon

Andrew Mellon was an American industrialist and ...

Anita Roddick Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick was one of the famed names in the ...

Anthony Fokker Anthony Fokker

Anthony Fokker was a Dutch innovator and ...

Aristotle Onassis Aristotle Onassis

Aristotle Onassis’ life is a perfect rag to ...

Azim Premji Azim Premji

Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian business tycoon ...

Bernard Arnault Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault is a French business magnate and ...

Bill Ford Bill Ford

Bill Ford is an American entrepreneur and is the ...

Bill Gates Bill Gates

Bill Gates is an American business magnate and ...

Bobby Flay Bobby Flay

Robert William “Bobby” Flay is a celebrity ...

Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner

William Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn ...

Carlos Slim Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim is a Mexican born billionaire ...

Carly Fiorina Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is the former Chief Executive ...

Cecil John Rhodes Cecil John Rhodes

Cecil Rhodes, the founder of the diamond company ...

Charles F. Kettering Charles F. Kettering

Widely revered as one of greatest inventers in ...

Charles Koch Charles Koch

Charles Koch is an American businessman and ...

Charles M Schwab Charles M. Schwab

Charles M. Schwab was a famous American steel ...

Charles Saatchi Charles Saatchi

Charles Saatchi is a British businessman and one ...

Chris Gardner Chris Gardner

Amongst the many rags-to-riches tales we know, ...

Clive Palmer Clive Palmer

One of the richest men in Australia, Clive Palmer ...

Colonel Sanders Colonel Sanders

Harland Sanders was the founder of Kentucky Fried ...

Conrad Black Conrad Black

From popularity and admiration to defamation and ...

Conrad Hilton Conrad Hilton

Conrad Hilton was an American hotelier and ...

Cyrus Mistry Cyrus Pallonji Mistry

Cyrus Pallonji Mistry is an eminent Irish ...

Dave Thomas Dave Thomas

Since generations, people have always complained ...

David H. Koch David H. Koch

David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman ...

David Ogilvy David Ogilvy

David Mackenzie Ogilvy, CBE was a renowned ...

Denisse Dibos Denisse Dibós...

Denisse Dibos is a versatile Peruvian performer ...

Dhirubhai Ambani Dhirubhai Ambani

Fiery instinct, futuristic outlook, indomitable ...

Donald Trump Donald Trump

Donald John Trump is one of America’s ...

Donatella Versace Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace, the younger sister of the ...

Dr. Dre Dr. Dre

Dr Dre is truly a Godfather of the American hip ...

Elon Musk Elon Musk

Elon Musk is one of the greatest and most ...

Enzo Ferrari Enzo Ferrari

Enzo Anselmo Ferrari had a passion for sports ...

Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt is an American software engineer who ...

Estee Lauder Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder was an American businesswoman and ...

Fernando Espuelas Fernando Espuelas

Fernando Espuelas, a well-known magnate, was ...

Francis Lewis Francis Lewis

Francis Lewis, one of the 56 signers of the U.S. ...

George Cadbury George Cadbury

At a young age of 21 when he was handed over the ...

George Soros - American Business Magnate George Soros

George Soros, the astute businessman who founded ...

George Stephen George Stephen

George Stephen, also known as Sir George Stephen, ...

Ghanshyam Das Birla Ghanshyam Das Birla

Ghanshyam Das Birla was one of the most prominent ...

Gina Rinehart Gina Rinehart

Georgina Hope "Gina" Rinehart is an Australian ...

Gordon Moore Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore, better known as the co-founder of ...

H. L. Hunt H. L. Hunt

Haroldson Lafayette Hunt, Jr., popularly known as ...

Henry Ford Henry Ford

Henry Ford, a renowned industrialist in America, ...

Howard Hughes Howard Hughes

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was a man of many ...

Howard Schultz Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz is an American businessman and ...

Indra Nooyi Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is an Indian-born American business ...

Ingvar Kamprad Ingvar Kamprad

One of the best known entrepreneurs of today’s ...

Iqbal Quadir Iqbal Quadir

Iqbal Z. Quadir is the founder of Gonofone and ...

Ivana Trump Ivana Trump

Ivana Trump is a former fashion model, socialite ...

J. Paul Getty J. Paul Getty

Jean Paul Getty is popularly remembered as the ...

J. R. D. Tata J. R. D. Tata

The man who made Tata Group one of the most ...

Jack Dorsey Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey is an American businessman who ...

Jack Ma Jack Ma

Jack Ma is one of the world’s greatest living ...

Jack Welch Jack Welch

John Francis Welch, Jr., better known as Jack ...

James Dyson James Dyson

Sir James Dyson is a British inventor who ...

James Harris Simons James Harris Simons

James Simons is an American mathematician and ...

James J. Hill James J. Hill

A well-known Canadian-American railroad executive ...

James Roosevelt James Roosevelt

James Roosevelt, the eldest son of Franklin D. ...

James Young Chemist James Young (Chemist)

James Young was a Scottish Chemist, engineer, ...

Jamie Oliver Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver is a famous British chef, ...

Jamsetji Tata Jamsetji Tata

Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata was an Indian ...

Jay Gould Jay Gould

Jason “Jay” Gould was the America’s top ...

Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur ...

Jerry Jones Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones is the man who single-handedly ...

Jerry Yang Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang is a Taiwanese-American internet ...

Jim Cramer Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer is a finance expert and the host of ...

Jim Rogers Jim Rogers

James Beeland “Jim” Rogers, Jr. is a ...

John D. Rockefeller John D. Rockefeller

John Davison Rockefeller I was an oil magnate ...

John D. Rockefeller, Jr John D. Rockefeller Jr.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. was an American ...

John H. Johnson John H. Johnson

John Harold Johnson was one of the most ...

John Wilkinson John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson was a British entrepreneur who ...

Jolie Gabor Jolie Gabor

Jolie Gabor was an entrepreneur and socialite. ...

Jorge Paulo Lemann Jorge Paulo Lemann

Often referred to as one of the ‘Kings’ of ...

Kai-Fu Lee Kai-Fu Lee

Kai-Fu Lee is a Taiwanese computer scientist, IT ...

Kathy Ireland Kathy Ireland

Kathleen Ireland or Kathy Ireland as she is ...

Kemmons Wilson Kemmons Wilson

The life of Charles Kemmons Wilson, the founder ...

Kevin Systrom Kevin Systrom

Kevin Systrom is the co-founder of the latest ...

Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is one among the most highly paid ...

Kumar Manglam Birla Kumar Mangalam Birla

Kumar Mangalam Birla is chairman of the ...

Larry Ellison Larry Ellison

Lawrence Joseph ‘Larry’ Ellison is an ...

Larry Page Larry Page

Larry Page, born as Lawrence Page, is an American ...

Laura Ashley Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley was a Welsh fashion designer and ...

Lee Iacocca Lee Iacocca

Lee Iacocca, born as Lido Anthony Iacocca, is a ...

Leo Burnett Leo Burnett

Leo Burnett was an advertising executive who ...

Li Ka-shing Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-shing, a Hong Kong entrepreneur and ...

Liliane Bettencourt Liliane Bettencourt

Liliane Bettencourt is a French heiress and ...