Aquarius Entrepreneurs

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 1 Paul Allen

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Famous As: Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist
Birthdate: January 21, 1953
Birthplace: Seattle
Died: October 15, 2018

Paul Allen was an American investor, business magnate, and philanthropist. He is credited with co-founding one of the most popular multinational technology companies in the world, Microsoft Corporation. Along with his philanthropic activities and ownership of several other companies and sporting clubs, Paul Allen had a major impact on sports, wildlife, education, arts, healthcare, community services, environmental conservation, and more.

 2 Carlos Slim

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 28, 1940
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Mexican business tycoon Carlos Slim owns the conglomerate Grupo Carso and has served as the CEO of América Móvil and Telmex. He was the world’s richest person from 2010 to 2013 and the fifth-richest in 2020, according to Forbes. He also owns three charity organizations focusing on Mexico City. 

 3 Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri
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Famous As: Restaurateur, Cookbook Author
Birthdate: January 22, 1968
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Primarily a restaurateur, Guy Fieri is a testimony to the fact that any professional can become famous if they are passionate enough in doing what they do best. From being a restaurateur, he went on to become a TV personality, hosting shows for Food Network channel. By mid-2010, he had become the face of the network.

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 4 Joy Mangano

Joy Mangano
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Famous As: Inventor, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 1, 1956
Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, United States

Before she turned her peculiar inventions into a billion-dollar business empire, Joy Mangano had worked as an airline assistant and a waitress. Her best-known invention has been the Miracle Mop, a self-wringing mop made of plastic. She has also penned a memoir and has inspired the 2015 film Joy.

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 5 Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley
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Famous As: Model, Actress, Businesswoman
Birthdate: February 2, 1954
Birthplace: Monroe

Christie Brinkley is an American actress, model, and entrepreneur. Widely regarded as one of the most attractive women ever, Brinkley has been featured on more than 500 magazine covers and was the face of CoverGirl for 25 years! Apart from being an inspiration to aspiring models worldwide, Christie Brinkley has also touched the lives of many through her philanthropic activities.

 6 Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Chris Gardner is an American motivational speaker and businessman. After struggling with homelessness, Gardner went on to establish Gardner Rich & Co, a brokerage firm, in 1987. His rags to riches story inspired the film The Pursuit of Happyness. Also a well-known philanthropist, Gardner has been playing a major role in creating low-income housing and employment opportunities for the homeless.

 7 Aristotle Onassis

Aristotle Onassis
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 20, 1906
Birthplace: Karataş, İzmir, Turkey
Died: March 15, 1975

A Greek shipping magnate who was one of the world's richest men at one point, Aristotle Onassis held the world's largest privately-owned shipping fleet at the peak of his career. He was involved in the privatization of the Greek national airlines as well. He had liaisons with many famous and beautiful women and was married to Jacqueline Kennedy.

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 8 Eva Gabor

Eva Gabor
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Famous As: Played Lisa Douglas, the wife of Oliver Wendell Douglas, on the hit TV show Green Acres
Birthdate: February 11, 1919
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 4, 1995

Apart from being the sister of renowned actor Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eva Gabor was a talented actor in her own right. Known as Lisa Douglas from the sitcom Green Acres and its sequel, she was also famous for her voice roles in Disney movies. She later launched a fashion collection, too.

 9 Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 5, 1943
Birthplace: Clearfield

 10 Enzo Ferrari

Enzo Ferrari
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Famous As: Italian racing driver
Birthdate: February 18, 1898
Birthplace: Turin
Died: August 14, 1988
Italian race-car driver Enzo Ferrari, also known as "il Commendatore" and "il Drake,” founded the motor-racing team Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix. He had also been part of the Italian army during World War I. He was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports and the Automotive halls of fame.

 11 Richard McDonald

Richard McDonald
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Famous As: Were American entrepreneurs who founded the fast food company McDonald's
Birthdate: January 31, 1909
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: July 14, 1998

Richard McDonald was an entrepreneur who co-founded the fast-food company McDonald's with his brother, Maurice. Their father ran a food stall. As young men, Richard and Maurice took over their father’s business and redesigned the restaurant. The restaurant was highly successful, and the brothers began franchising their system. The first McDonald's restaurant has now been converted into a museum. 

 12 Gina Rinehart

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Famous As: Mining Heiress
Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Gina Rinehart is an Australian heiress and mining magnate. She is currently serving as the executive chairman of a privately-owned mineral extraction company called Hancock Prospecting and is credited with expanding the company. In 2012, she became the world's richest woman after overtaking Christy Walton and was named in Forbes magazine's The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.

 13 Mohamed Al-Fayed

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Famous As: Owner of Hôtel Ritz Paris
Birthdate: January 27, 1929
Birthplace: El-Gomorok, Alexandria

Mohamed Al-Fayed is a businessman whose son Dodi Fayed's death in a car crash alongside Diana, Princess of Wales became international news. Apart from being one of the richest businessmen in the world, Al-Fayed is also a humanitarian. In 1987, he established the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation, which aims at helping children living in poverty and children with life-limiting conditions.

 14 Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 16, 1955
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Janice Dickinson was touted as the world’s first supermodel in the 1970s and the 1980s. She also appeared as a judge on America's Next Top Model. She later launched a modeling agency, which was featured on the reality show The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. She has also authored three memoirs.

 15 Bob Iger

Bob Iger
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: February 10, 1951
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 16 Tracey Edmonds

Tracey Edmonds
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: February 18, 1967
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Businesswoman and TV personality, Tracey Edmonds, is the CEO of Edmonds Entertainment Group Inc. Previously, she hosted the TV show Extra and has created and produced many TV, radio, and music projects. She won an Emmy Award for co-hosting Extra. Currently, she is a  member of the national board of directors for the Producers Guild of America.

 17 Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre
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Famous As: Rapper, Record producer & Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 18, 1965
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States

Rapper, record producer, and audio engineer, Dr. Dre, is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He is credited with the popularization of  West Coast G-funk, a sub-genre of hip hop. After establishing himself in the music industry, he promoted the careers of many other rappers, including 2Pac and Snoop Dogg.

 18 Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels
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Famous As: Personal Trainer
Birthdate: February 18, 1974
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

 19 John D. Rockefeller Jr.

John D. Rockefeller Jr.
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Famous As: Philanthropist & Businessman
Birthdate: January 29, 1874
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: May 11, 1960

Financier and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. Was the only son of Standard Oil co-founder, John D. Rockefeller. An alumnus of Brown University, he was very principled and careful with money from an early age. He joined his father’s business and went on to become one of the largest real estate holders in Manhattan.

 20 Jerry Buss

Jerry Buss
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 27, 1933
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: February 18, 2013
Legendary LA Lakers co-owner Jerry Buss lived through a poverty-stricken childhood during the Great Depression. Growing up working odd jobs, he also once quit school to work for the railroads. He grew up to be a chemist and later also taught chemistry, before investing in real estate.

 21 Michael Bloomberg

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Famous As: Mayor of New York City (2002-2013)
Birthdate: February 14, 1942
Birthplace: Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg went from working at a parking lot, to owning the media house Bloomberg L.P. The sixteenth-richest person in the world, as of 2020, Bloomberg is also a devoted philanthropist and has signed The Giving Pledge. He was also part of the Democratic presidential nomination.

 22 Prue Leith

Prue Leith
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Famous As: Restaurateur
Birthdate: February 18, 1940
Birthplace: South Africa

British-South African chef and culinary expert Prue Leith had begun her career with a lunch-supplying business. She later launched her Michelin-starred restaurant Leith's in Notting Hill and a culinary school. Best known as a judge on The Great British Menu, she is also associated with various charitable initiatives.

 23 Arpad Busson

Arpad Busson
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Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: January 27, 1963
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Arpad Busson is a French financier. He is credited with founding the EIM Group, for which he also serves as the chairman. Also known for his philanthropic efforts around the world, Arpad Busson is an ardent supporter of venture philanthropy, which encourages people to operate charity organizations like any other business ventures to maximize the effectiveness of charitable pursuits.

 24 Pat Bowlen

Pat Bowlen
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: February 18, 1944
Birthplace: Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, United States
Died: June 13, 2019

 25 Brian Acton

Brian Acton
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Famous As: Co-founder of WhatsApp
Birthdate: February 17, 1972
Birthplace: Michigan
Computer programmer and IT entrepreneur Brian Acton is the executive chairman and co-founder of the encrypted messaging app Signal. He previously worked at Yahoo! He also co-founded WhatsApp with Jan Koum and later sold it to Facebook for $19 billion. Acton also participates in charitable activities through Wildcard Giving

 26 Andrew Breitbart

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: February 1, 1969
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 1, 2012

Andrew Breitbart is best remembered as the founder of the far-right news site Breitbart News and a co-founder of HuffPost. He was also a commentator for The Washington Times and an editor for the site Drudge Report. He played major roles in cases such as the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal.

 27 Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer
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Birthdate: February 10, 1955
Birthplace: Wyndmoor
TV host Jim Cramer is best known for presenting the CNBC show Mad Money. He previously owned a hedge fund and was an editor for SmartMoney magazine. He has also launched TheStreet.com, authored several books, and appeared in movies such as Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

 28 Jensen Huang

Jensen Huang
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan

Jensen Huang is a Taiwanese-American electrical engineer and businessman. He is credited with co-founding an American multinational technology company named Nvidia Corporation where he currently serves as president and CEO. Jensen Huang is also known for his philanthropic efforts; he donated US$30 million to Stanford University and $2 million to Oneida Baptist Institute.

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 29 Strive Masiyiwa

Strive Masiyiwa
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Famous As: businessperson
Birthdate: January 29, 1961
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

 30 David Baszucki

David Baszucki
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 20, 1963

David Baszucki is a Canadian-born American entrepreneur and inventor. He is credited with co-founding the Roblox Corporation, for which he also serves as the CEO. He is also credited with co-founding Knowledge Revolution, a company which was obtained by MSC Software in 1998. In 2017 and 2018, Baszucki was named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs.

 31 Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Birthplace: Romford, England

Reality star and entrepreneur Gemma Collins soared to fame with reality shows such as The Only Way Is Essex, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Big Brother, and Dancing on Ice. She later launched her own reality franchise, Gemma Collins: Diva, and her own BBC podcast.

 32 Audrey Meadows

Audrey Meadows
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1922
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: February 3, 1996

 33 Draya Michele

Draya Michele
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Famous As: Reality TV Star, Model, Actress & Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 23, 1985
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

 34 Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson
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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: January 25, 1970
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethiopian Swedish chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson currently works as the head chef of Red Rooster in Harlem, New York. Fascinated by his grandmother’s cooking, he studied at the Culinary Institute in Göteborg to learn the nuances of food preparation. In the ensuing years, he gained recognition as a world-class chef. He is also an award-winning cookbook author.

 35 Kris Aquino

Kris Aquino
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1971
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

 36 Paris Hilton

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: February 17, 1981
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Paris Hilton comes from an affluent family and is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. A leaked 2001 sex tape with her then boyfriend, Rick Salomon, had created quite a scandal in 2003, which led her to act in the reality television series, The Simple Life. She’s also an actress, singer, model, author, socialite and businesswomen.

 37 Megan Ellison

Megan Ellison
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: January 31, 1986
Birthplace: Santa Clara County, California, United States

 38 Carl C. Icahn

Carl C. Icahn
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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: February 16, 1936
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

Carl C. Icahn is an American businessman. He is credited with founding a diversified conglomerate holding company called Icahn Enterprises, which is based in New York City. He also serves as the chairman of the popular auto parts manufacturer and developer, Federal-Mogul. Also known for his charity work, Icahn joined the Giving Pledge list in 2010.

 39 Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 30, 1977
Birthplace: Vail, Colorado, United States

 40 Isidor Straus

Isidor Straus
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Famous As: U.S. House Representative from New York (1894-1895)
Birthdate: February 6, 1845
Birthplace: Otterberg, Germany
Died: April 15, 1912

 41 Steve Wynn

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Famous As: Casino Resort Developer
Birthdate: January 27, 1942
Birthplace: New Haven

The son of a bingo parlor chain, Steve Wynn sold ice-creams as a teenager but grew up to own some of Las Vegas’s most popular casinos, such as The Mirage. A sexual misconduct scandal forced him to step down from the post of the chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts.

 42 Rachel Uchitel

Rachel Uchitel
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Famous As: Hostess
Birthdate: January 29, 1975
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, USA

 43 Neil Bush

Neil Bush
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 22, 1955
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA

 44 Trinny Woodall

Trinny Woodall
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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: February 8, 1964
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Fashion and makeover expert Trinny Woodall, founder of the makeup brand Trinny London, began her career as a marketing expert and then wrote fashion columns for The Daily Telegraph. She has co-hosted What Not to Wear with Susannah Constantine, has co-written several bestselling fashion books, and launched a sleepwear line.

 45 John Hickenlooper

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 7, 1952
Birthplace: Narberth, Pennsylvania, United States

John Hickenlooper is an American businessman, politician, and geologist. Serving as the governor of Colorado between 2011 and 2019, Hickenlooper introduced universal background checks in an attempt to reduce gun violence in Colorado. In 2012, he was named in Esquire magazine's list of Americans of the Year 2012. John Hickenlooper is also credited with co-founding the Wynkoop Brewing Company.

 46 Peter Palandjian

Peter Palandjian
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Famous As: Tennis player, CEO
Birthdate: February 12, 1964
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 47 Barry Diller

Barry Diller
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Famous As: Chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp
Birthdate: February 2, 1942
Birthplace: San Francisco, California

 48 Duncan Bannatyne

Duncan Bannatyne
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 2, 1949
Birthplace: Clydebank, Scotland

 49 Aaron Kaufman

Aaron Kaufman
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Famous As: TV Personality
Birthdate: January 26, 1982
Birthplace: Crowley, Texas, United States

 50 Deborah Meaden

Deborah Meaden
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: February 11, 1959
Birthplace: Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

Deborah Meaden launched her first business right after leaving college and was one of the first to launch a Stefanel franchise in the UK. Known for her appearance on Dragons' Den, she has invested in countless businesses and is also associated with charitable organizations such as the WWF.