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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
(American)

Adolf Alfred Taubman was an American entrepreneur ...

Adam Khoo Adam Khoo
(Singaporean)

Adam Khoo is a Singaporean entrepreneur and ...

Aga Khan IV Aga Khan IV
(British)

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

Al-Waleed bin Talal Al-Waleed bin Talal
(Saudi Arabian)

Al Waleed Bin Talal is one of the richest ...

Alan Sugar Alan Sugar
(British)

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

Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell
(British,American)

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

Alexander Henry the Elder Alexander Henry The Elder
(Canadian)

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

Alexander Turney Stewart Alexander Turney Stewart
(American)

Alexander Turney Stewart was a highly successful ...

Alfred Sloan Alfred P. Sloan
(American)

Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr. was an American ...

Amar Bose Amar Bose
(American)

The brilliant mind behind the founding of the ...

An Wang An Wang
(Chinese,American)

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

Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie
(American,Scottish)

Andrew Carnegie, a well-known Scottish-American, ...

Andrew Mellon Andrew William Mellon
(American)

Andrew Mellon was an American industrialist and ...

Anita Roddick Anita Roddick
(British)

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

Anthony Fokker Anthony Fokker
(Dutch)

Anthony Fokker was a Dutch innovator and ...

Aristotle Onassis Aristotle Onassis
(Greek)

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

Auguste Lumière Auguste Lumière...
(French)

Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumière was a French ...

Azim Premji Azim Premji
(Indian)

Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian business tycoon ...

Bernard Arnault Bernard Arnault
(French)

Bernard Arnault is a French business magnate and ...

Bill Ford Bill Ford
(American)

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

Bill Gates Bill Gates
(American)

Bill Gates is an American business magnate and ...

Bobby Flay Bobby Flay
(American)

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

Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner
(American)

William Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn ...

Carlos Slim Carlos Slim
(Mexican)

Carlos Slim is a Mexican born billionaire ...

Carly Fiorina Carly Fiorina
(American)

Carly Fiorina is the former Chief Executive ...

Cecil John Rhodes Cecil John Rhodes
(British)

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

Charles F. Kettering Charles F. Kettering
(American)

Widely revered as one of greatest inventers in ...

Charles Koch Charles Koch
(American)

Charles Koch is an American businessman and ...

Charles M. Schwab Charles M. Schwab
(American)

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

Charles Saatchi Charles Saatchi
(Iraqi)

Charles Saatchi is a British businessman and one ...

Chris Gardner Chris Gardner
(American)

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

Clive Palmer Clive Palmer
(Australian)

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

Colonel Sanders Colonel Sanders
(American)

Harland Sanders was the founder of Kentucky Fried ...

Conrad Black Conrad Black
(British)

From popularity and admiration to defamation and ...

Conrad Hilton Conrad Hilton
(American)

Conrad Hilton was an American hotelier and ...

Cornelius Vanderbilt Cornelius Vanderbilt
(American)

Cornelius Vanderbilt was an American business ...

Cyrus McCormick Cyrus McCormick
(American)

Cyrus McCormick was an American industrialist who ...

Cyrus Mistry Cyrus Pallonji Mistry
(Irish)

Cyrus Pallonji Mistry is an eminent Irish ...

Dave Thomas Dave Thomas
(American)

Since generations, people have always complained ...

David H. Koch David H. Koch
(American)

David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman ...

David Ogilvy David Ogilvy
(British,American)

David Mackenzie Ogilvy, CBE was a renowned ...

David Rockefeller David Rockefeller
(American)

‘Wisdom Comes with Age’ and David ...

Denis OâBrien Denis OâBrien
(Irish)

Denis O’Brien is an Irish entrepreneur who was ...

Denisse Dibos Denisse Dibós...
(Peruvian)

Denisse Dibos is a versatile Peruvian performer ...

Dhirubhai Ambani Dhirubhai Ambani
(Indian)

Fiery instinct, futuristic outlook, indomitable ...

Dilip Shanghvi Dilip Shanghvi
(Indian)

Dilip Shanghvi is an Indian businessman counted ...

Donald Trump Donald Trump
(American)

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

Donatella Versace Donatella Versace
(Italian)

Donatella Versace, the younger sister of the ...

Dr. Dre Dr. Dre
(American)

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

Eli Broad Eli Broad
(American)

Eli Broad is an American entrepreneur and ...

Elon Musk Elon Musk
(South African)

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

Enzo Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
(Italian)

Enzo Anselmo Ferrari had a passion for sports ...

Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt
(American)

Eric Schmidt is an American software engineer who ...

Estee Lauder Estee Lauder
(American)

Estee Lauder was an American businesswoman and ...

Evan Spiegel Evan Spiegel
(American)

Evan Spiegel is an American Internet entrepreneur ...

Fernando Espuelas Fernando Espuelas
(American)

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

Francis Lewis Francis Lewis
(American)

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

Garrett Camp Garrett Camp
(Canadian)

Garrett Camp is a Canadian entrepreneur who ...

Gautam Adani Gautam Adani
(Indian)

Gautam Adani is an Indian business tycoon who ...

George Cadbury George Cadbury
(British)

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

George Eastman George Eastman
(American)

George Eastman was an inventor, an entrepreneur ...

George Peabody George Peabody
(American)

George Peabody was an American-British ...

George Soros George Soros
(British,American)

George Soros, the astute businessman who founded ...

George Stephen George Stephen
(Canadian,British)

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

Ghanshyam Das Birla Ghanshyam Das Birla
(Indian)

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

Gina Rinehart Gina Rinehart
(Australian)

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

Gordon Moore Gordon Moore
(American)

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

H. L. Hunt H. L. Hunt
(American)

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

Henry Ford Henry Ford
(American)

Henry Ford was an American industrialist who ...

Howard Hughes Howard Hughes
(American)

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

Howard Schultz Howard Schultz
(American)

Howard Schultz is an American businessman and ...

Hugh Hefner Hugh Hefner
(American)

Hugh Hefner is an American adult magazine ...

Indra Nooyi Indra Nooyi
(American)

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

Ingvar Kamprad Ingvar Kamprad
(Swedish)

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

Iqbal Quadir Iqbal Quadir
(Bangladeshi)

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

Ivana Trump Ivana Trump
(Czech,American)

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

J. P. Morgan J. P. Morgan
(American)

J.P. Morgan was an American financier and banker ...

J. P. Morgan, Jr. J. P. Morgan, Jr.
(American)

J. P. Morgan, Jr. was an American banker and a ...

J. Paul Getty J. Paul Getty
(British,American)

Jean Paul Getty is popularly remembered as the ...

J. R. D. Tata J. R. D. Tata
(Indian)

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

Jack Dorsey Jack Dorsey
(American)

Jack Dorsey is an American businessman who ...

Jack Ma Jack Ma
(Chinese)

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

Jack Welch Jack Welch
(American)

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

James Dyson James Dyson
(British)

Sir James Dyson is a British inventor who ...

James Gordon Bennett, Sr. James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
(American)

James Gordon Bennett, Sr. was the founder and ...

James Harris Simons James Harris Simons
(American)

James Simons is an American mathematician and ...

James J. Hill James J. Hill
(Canadian,American)

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

James Roosevelt James Roosevelt
(American)

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

James Young Chemist James Young (Chemist)
(Scottish)

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

Jamie Oliver Jamie Oliver
(British)

Jamie Oliver is a famous British chef, ...

Jamsetji Tata Jamsetji Tata
(Indian)

Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata was an Indian ...

Jan Koum Jan Koum
(American)

Jan Koum is a Ukrainian-born American internet ...

Jay Gould Jay Gould
(American)

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

Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos
(American)

Jeff Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur ...

Jerry Greenfield Jerry Greenfield
(American)

Jerry Greenfield hails from the United States of ...

Jerry Jones Jerry Jones
(American)

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

Jerry Yang Jerry Yang
(American)

Jerry Yang is a Taiwanese-American internet ...

Jim Cramer Jim Cramer
(American)

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

Jim Rogers Jim Rogers
(American)

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

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