Cancer Entrepreneurs

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 1 
Elon Musk
(CEO of Tesla)

Elon Musk
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Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

Entrepreneur, engineer and industrial designer, Elon Musk, is famous as founder of the electronic payment firm PayPal, and the SpaceX spacecraft company. He is also the CEO of Tesla Motors. Elon Musk has plans to revolutionize transportation on earth as well as to space through futuristic technology.

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Richard Branson
(Founder of the 'Virgin Group')

Richard Branson
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Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, Engand

Richard Branson is an English business magnate. The founder of Virgin Group Ltd., which controls over 400 companies, Branson was named on Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People in The World. Branson has also had a major impact as a philanthropist; he set up a charitable organization called Branson School of Entrepreneurship to provide entrepreneurial training to youngsters.

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John D. Rockefeller
(Businessman)

John D. Rockefeller
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Birthdate: July 8, 1839
Birthplace: Richford, New York, United States
Died: May 23, 1937

Widely regarded as the richest person in modern history and the wealthiest American ever, John D. Rockefeller was a business magnate who founded the Standard Oil Company. He was America’s first billionaire. He also defined the structure of modern philanthropy as the foundations created by him had a major effect on scientific research, medicine, and education.

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P. T. Barnum
(Businessman, Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut (1875 – 76))

P. T.  Barnum
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Birthdate: July 5, 1810
Birthplace: Bethel, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 7, 1891

P. T. Barnum was an American politician, showman, and businessman. He is credited with founding the famous Barnum & Bailey Circus, which ran for 146 years. He is also credited with co-founding the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, which is one of the oldest American ferry companies. His life and work have inspired many films, including The Greatest Showman.

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Susan Wojcicki
(CEO of YouTube)

Susan Wojcicki
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Birthdate: July 5, 1968
Birthplace: Santa Clara County, California, United States

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has been the longest-tenured CEO of the organization. She has earlier contributed to the formation of Google and has served them as their VP of product management. The Harvard alumnus was ranked 16 on Forbes’s list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011.

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Ross Perot
(Entrepreneur)

Ross Perot
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Birthdate: June 27, 1930
Birthplace: Texarkana, Texas, United States
Died: July 9, 2019

Ross Perot was the founder and CEO of Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems. He received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and developed the Naval Academy’s honor system. He ran for president as an independent candidate and then established the Reform Party. He sold Perot to Dell for $3.9 billion.

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Arianna Huffington
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Birthdate: July 15, 1950
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author, businesswoman, and syndicated columnist. She is credited with co-founding the popular news aggregator and blog, The Huffington Post. She is also the founder of Thrive Global, for which she also serves as the CEO. She has been featured on lists, such as Time magazine's 100 most influential people and Forbes magazine's Most Powerful Women.

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Vera Wang
(Fashion designer recognized for her haute couture wedding gown designs and for her relationships with celebrities)

Vera Wang
5
Birthdate: June 27, 1949
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Beginning her career as an editor for Vogue, American fashion designer Vera Wang began to work independently at the age of forty, designing wedding dresses, evening gowns and figure skating costumes for her celebrity patrons, eventually opening retail stores in several big cities across the world. Also a successful figure skater, she competed at the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

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 9 
Wolfgang Puck
(Chef, Restaurateur)

Wolfgang Puck
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Birthdate: July 8, 1949
Birthplace: Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria

Wolfgang Puck is an Austrian-American restaurateur. In 1973, Puck moved to the US and opened a restaurant named Spago in 1982. He then established himself as a respected restaurateur by opening several other restaurants. In 2013, he was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame. Also an actor, Puck has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Jessica Simpson
(American Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Fashion Designer)

Jessica Simpson
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Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States

Jessica Simpson is an American singer, fashion designer, and actress. Her journey from being a teen idol to a sex symbol has been quite inspirational so far. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jessica Simpson has worked with several nonprofit organizations, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has also performed at many benefit concerts.

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Chrishell Stause
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Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Birthplace: Draffenville, Kentucky, United States

Chrishell Stause is an American actress who made her debut with the television show, All My Children and won over the hearts of people with her brilliant portrayal of Amanda Dillon. Later on, her performance in the NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives, was also highly appreciated.  She is also a real estate agent and her work was showcased in the Netflix show, Selling Sunset.

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Kevin O’Leary
(Businessman)

Kevin O’Leary
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Birthdate: July 9, 1954
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Canadian business magnate Kevin O'Leary founded SoftKey, which was later acquired by Mattel and renamed The Learning Company. He also appeared on Shark Tank, Dragons’ Den, and The Lang and O'Leary Exchange. He was in the run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada but dropped out later.

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Tom Steyer
(Banker)

Tom Steyer
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Birthdate: June 27, 1957
Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Rob Dyrdek
(Skateboarder, Actor, Entrepreneur)

Rob Dyrdek
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Birthdate: June 28, 1974
Birthplace: Kettering, Ohio, United States

Rob Dyrdek is an American actor, producer, television personality, entrepreneur, and former professional skateboarder. He is credited with creating the popular animated TV series Wild Grinders where he voiced Lil Rob, the series' main character. A prominent skateboarder during his skateboarding career, Dyrdek was named by FoxWeekly in its list of the most influential skateboarders of all-time in 2014.

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Christina Anstead
(Real Estate Investor)

Christina Anstead
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Birthdate: July 9, 1983
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States

Christina Anstead is a real estate investor and TV personality, who  is best known for starring in HGTV's show Flip or Flop. She once ran a real estate agency with her ex-husband, Tarek. Following their divorce, she married English TV presenter Ant Anstead. Currently, she hosts her own HGTV show Christina on the Coast.

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Allegra Versace
(Heiress & Socialite)

Allegra Versace
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Birthdate: June 30, 1986
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Italian-American socialite Allegra Versace is the heiress of the international fashion line Versace. Daughter of designer Donatella Versace and model Paul Beck, Allegra has previously worked as a theatrical dresser and is the director of Gianni Versace S.p.A. She has had a long battle with anorexia.
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La La Anthony
(Television personality)

La La Anthony
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Birthdate: June 25, 1979
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Steve Eisman
(Investor)

Steve Eisman
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Birthdate: July 8, 1962
Birthplace: New York City
Steven Eisman is best known for betting against collateralized debt obligations at the Morgan Stanley unit FrontPoint Partners LLC. He thus gained from the collapse of the 2007–2008 American housing bubble. He has worked with Neuberger Berman, had founded the now-defunct Emrys Partners, and has campaigned against for-profit colleges.
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 19 
George Eastman
(Inventor of Roll Film)

George Eastman
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Birthdate: July 12, 1854
Birthplace: Waterville
Died: March 14, 1932

George Eastman revolutionized the world of photography with his Eastman Kodak Company and the roll film, which also came to be used in movies. Initially a banker, he later devoted himself to his camera company. A dedicated philanthropist, too, he contributed financially to music, dentistry, and medicine.

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Cecil John Rhodes
(Former Prime Minister of the Cape Colony)

Cecil John Rhodes
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Birthdate: July 5, 1853
Birthplace: Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Died: March 26, 1902
English mining entrepreneur Cecil Rhodes founded the South African territory of Rhodesia, which now consists of the countries Zimbabwe and Zambia. He had been the prime minister of Cape Colony and the chairman of De Beers. He also founded the Rhodes University and launched the Rhodes Scholarship.

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Roy O. Disney
(Co-Founder of Walt Disney Company)

Roy O. Disney
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Birthdate: June 24, 1893
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 20, 1971

Roy Oliver Disney, older brother of Walt Disney, co-founded The Walt Disney Company and was its first CEO. He had also served in the U.S. Navy and had been a banker. He postponed his retirement plans following the death of Walt Disney and supervised the completion of Walt Disney World.

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Nelson Peltz
(Businessman & Investor)

Nelson Peltz
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Birthdate: June 24, 1942
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York

A successful activist investor, Nelson Peltz is the co-founder of Trian Fund Management, an alternative investment company. He also serves as the non-executive chairman of Wendy's Company, and director of Legg Mason, P&G, Sysco and The Madison Square Garden Company. A college dropout, he initially ran his family business. Later, he acquired many companies and became a successful businessman.

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John Jacob Astor IV
(Businessman)

John Jacob Astor IV
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Birthdate: July 13, 1864
Birthplace: Rhinebeck Village, Rhinebeck, New York, United States
Died: April 15, 1912
Business tycoon, real-estate developer, and writer John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV had also served in the Spanish–American War. He belonged to the famed Astor family of New York. Astor died in the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 and was the richest passenger aboard the liner.

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Neil Morrissey
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Birthdate: July 4, 1962
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK

Best known for his role of Tony in Men Behaving Badly, English actor Neil Anthony Morrissey developed a love for acting while in school. He has played significant roles in various films and televise series like The Bounty, Bob the Builder, Waterloo Road, Line of Duty, and Boon. Also a successful businessperson, he now owns a chain of pubs in Staffordshire.

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Tilman Fertitta
(CEO of Landry's Inc)

Tilman Fertitta
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Birthdate: June 25, 1957
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Entrepreneur Tilman Fertitta is the CEO and owner of Landry's, Inc., one of the largest hospitality brands in the U.S., which owns multiple restaurants, casinos, and hotels. He is also the owner of the NBA team Houston Rockets and has his own reality series, Billion Dollar Buyer.

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Folorunsho Alakija
(Business Women)

Folorunsho Alakija
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Birthdate: July 15, 1951
Birthplace: Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria Protectorate

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Claudia Wells
(Actress)

Claudia Wells
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Birthdate: July 5, 1966
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Paul Prudhomme
(Chef, Restaurateur, Non-fiction writer, Businessperson)

Paul Prudhomme
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Birthdate: July 13, 1940
Birthplace: Opelousas
Died: October 8, 2015

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Shahid Khan
(Business person)

Shahid Khan
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Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan Punjab, Pakistan

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Tim Ferriss
(Entrepreneur)

Tim Ferriss
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Birthdate: July 20, 1977
Birthplace: East Hampton, New York, United States

Tim Ferriss is an American podcaster, investor, author, and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding BodyQUICK, a nutritional supplements business, which is now known as BrainQUICKEN. Over the years, Ferriss has been an advisor and angel investor to several startups, such as StumbleUpon, Daily Burn, Shopify, and Evernote. Tim Ferriss has also donated money and raised funds for psychedelic research.

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Vicente Fox
(62nd President of Mexico from 1 December 2000 to 30 November 2006)

Vicente Fox
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Birthdate: July 2, 1942
Birthplace: León, Guanajuato, Mexico

Initially the CEO of Coca-Cola Mexico, Vicente Fox increased the sales of the soft drink in Mexico by 50%. He later focused on politics, joining the National Action Party and leading the country as its president. He has a rare condition called polydactyly, meaning he has 6 toes in both feet.

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Phyllis George
(Businesswoman)

Phyllis George
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Birthdate: June 25, 1949
Birthplace: Denton, Texas, United States
Died: May 14, 2020
Sportscaster Phyllis George initially soared to fame as the winner of Miss Texas 1970 and Miss America 1971. She then became a reporter and co-presenter of The NFL Today. As the wife of KFC owner and Kentucky governor John Y. Brown Jr., she was also the First Lady of Kentucky.

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Hugo Boss
(Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur)

Hugo Boss
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Birthdate: July 8, 1885
Birthplace: Metzingen, Germany
Died: August 9, 1948

Hugo Boss was a German businessman and fashion designer. He is credited with founding one of the most popular fashion houses in the world, Hugo Boss AG. Apart from maintaining his business endeavors, Hugo Boss was also a member of the Nazi Party and remained loyal to the ideology of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.

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George Steinbrenner
(Businessperson)

George Steinbrenner
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Birthdate: July 4, 1930
Birthplace: Rocky River
Died: July 13, 2010

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Conrad Hilton Jr.
(Socialite, Entrepreneur)

Conrad Hilton Jr.
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Birthdate: July 6, 1926
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: March 31, 1969

Born into luxury, the eldest son of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, Conrad Hilton Jr. was quite a playboy. Not only was he Elizabeth Taylor’s first husband, he also had an affair with his stepmother, Zsa Zsa Gabor. Addicted to alcohol and gambling, he died of a heart attack at 42.

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky
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Birthdate: June 26, 1963
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Mikhail Khodorkovsky is a Russian businessman and philanthropist. Currently, he is in exile and lives in London. In 2003, he was believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia. The same year, he was arrested by Russian authorities and charged with fraud. President Vladimir Putin pardoned him in 2013, following which he left on his exile. 

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Louis B. Mayer
(Film Producer)

Louis B. Mayer
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Birthdate: July 12, 1884
Birthplace: Dymer, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire [now Vyshhorod Raion, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine]
Died: October 29, 1957

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Dave Thomas
(Founder and CEO of Wendy's)

Dave Thomas
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Birthdate: July 2, 1932
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 8, 2002

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John Jacob Astor
(Entrepreneur)

John Jacob Astor
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Birthdate: July 17, 1763
Birthplace: Walldorf, Germany
Died: March 29, 1848

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Mike Lindell
(Entrepreneur)

Mike Lindell
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Birthdate: June 28, 1961
Birthplace: Mankato, Minnesota, U.S.

Mike Lindell is an American entrepreneur, businessman, and conspiracy theorist. He is credited with founding a pillow, slipper, and bedding manufacturing company named My Pillow, Inc. for which he also serves as the CEO. A well-known philanthropist, Mike Lindell is also credited with founding a non-profit organization named Lindell Foundation which aims at helping drug addicts.

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Tej Lalvani
(Businessman)

Tej Lalvani
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Birthdate: July 13, 1974
Birthplace: United Kingdom

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Howard Schultz
(Chairman & CEO of Starbucks (1986-2000, 2008-17))

Howard Schultz
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Birthdate: July 19, 1953
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Businessman Howard Schultz has served as the chairman and CEO of the Starbucks Coffee Company and as the owner of the basketball team Seattle SuperSonics. He has written several books on business, including the NYT bestseller From the Ground Up. He has also launched the Schultz Family Foundation.

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George W. Romney
(43rd Governor of Michigan (1963-1969))

George W. Romney
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Birthdate: July 8, 1907
Birthplace: Colonia Dublán, Mexico
Died: July 26, 1995

George W. Romney was a  Republican Party politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. He was a front runner for the Republican nomination for president of US in the 1968 election, but he lost to Richard Nixon. Also a businessman, he was chairman and president of American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962.

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Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
(Author and Board Member of L'Oréal)

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
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Birthdate: July 10, 1953
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine

L'Oréal heiress Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, the world’s richest woman as of 2020, made headlines when she sued her mother, trying to prove she was mentally incompetent. In spite of being born into luxury, she often ditched parties, and took to writing books on Greek mythology and religious commentaries.

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Mike Ilitch
(Former Entrepreneur, Founder of Little Caesars)

Mike Ilitch
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Birthdate: July 20, 1929
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: February 10, 2017

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Mary Maxwell Gates
(Businesswoman)

Mary Maxwell Gates
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Birthdate: July 5, 1929
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Died: June 10, 1994

 47 
Giorgio Armani
(Fashion designer)

Giorgio Armani
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Birthdate: July 11, 1934
Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani initially worked for Cerruti and others such as Allegri and Hilton. He founded his menswear fashion brand Armani in 1975 and later diversified into sport, hospitality, and music. He is known for designing red-carpet looks and won the CFDA International Award in 1983.

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Ryan Serhant
(Real Estate Entrepreneur)

Ryan Serhant
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Birthdate: July 2, 1984
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

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Cyrus Pallonji Mistry
(Ex Chairman of Tata Group)

Cyrus Pallonji Mistry
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Birthdate: July 4, 1968
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Indian-born businessman Cyrus Pallonji Mistry, son of billionaire Pallonji Mistry of the Shapoorji Pallonji group and an influential member of Mumbai’s Parsi community, chaired the Tata Group briefly. He was, however, voted out of his chairmanship over disagreements with the Tata family. Mistry is an Irish citizen through his Irish-born mother.

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Estee Lauder
(Co-Founder of the Estée Lauder Companies)

Estee Lauder
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Birthdate: July 1, 1908
Birthplace: Corona, New York, United States
Died: April 24, 2004