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.

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Elon Musk Elon Musk
Canadian, American, South African

Bill Gates Bill Gates
American
Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos
American

Steve Jobs Steve Jobs
American

Tom Steyer Tom Steyer
American

Mark Cuban Mark Cuban
American

Walt Disney Walt Disney
American

Ivana Trump Ivana Trump
American

Dr. Dre Dr. Dre
American

Sundar Pichai Sundar Pichai
Indian, American
George Soros George Soros
Hungarian, American

Ben Shapiro Ben Shapiro
American

Mukesh Ambani Mukesh Ambani
Indian, Yemeni

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Lee Iacocca Lee Iacocca
American

Jack Ma Jack Ma
Chinese

Fred Trump Fred Trump
American

Henry Ford Henry Ford
American

Kevin Jonas Kevin Jonas
American

Jack Dorsey Jack Dorsey
American
Sean Combs Sean Combs
American

Guy Fieri Guy Fieri
American

Hugh Hefner Hugh Hefner
American

Jack Welch Jack Welch
American

Kim Seok-jin Kim Seok-jin
South Korean
Lamar Hunt Lamar Hunt
American

Larry Page Larry Page
American
Bill Ackman Bill Ackman
American

Dany Garcia Dany Garcia
American

Paul Allen Paul Allen
American

Eva LaRue Eva LaRue
American
J. Paul Getty J. Paul Getty
British, American

Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell
Canadian, Scottish

Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie
American, Scottish

Ted Turner Ted Turner
American

Peter Thiel Peter Thiel
German, New Zealander, American
Shannon Lee Shannon Lee
American

David Chang David Chang
American

Kate Spade Kate Spade
American

Drew Scott Drew Scott
Canadian
Ray Kroc Ray Kroc
American

Tim Cook Tim Cook
American
Sergey Brin Sergey Brin
Russian, American

Paul Pelosi Paul Pelosi
American

Dodi Fayed Dodi Fayed
Egyptian