Famous Hungarian Business People

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Eva Gabor
(Played Lisa Douglas, the wife of Oliver Wendell Douglas, on the hit TV show Green Acres)

Eva Gabor
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Birthdate: February 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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.

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George Soros
(Investor)

George Soros
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Birthdate: August 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
A Hungarian-American financier, philanthropist, activist and author, George Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations. Amongst the country’s most successful investors, he made a huge profit during the 1992 Black Wednesday crisis and became famous as the man who broke the Bank of England.

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Andrew Grove
(Businessman)

Andrew Grove
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Birthdate: September 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: March 21, 2016
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Jolie Gabor
(Jeweler, Socialite)

Jolie Gabor
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Birthdate: September 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: April 1, 1997

Jolie Gabor, also known as Mama Jolie, was a renowned socialite and the mother of the actor sisters Zsa Zsa, Magda, and Eva Gabor. Born into a family of famous Hungarian jewelers, she herself owned multiple jewelry shops in Hungary and later established her business in the US.

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Charles Simonyi
(Astronaut, Computer scientist, Engineer, Scientist, Programmer)

Charles Simonyi
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Birthdate: September 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Budapest

A Stanford PhD, Charles Simonyi initially worked on one of the world’s first computers for Xerox. He is best known for developing Microsoft Office. Though he launched his own firm, Intentional Software, he later sold it to Microsoft. Part of the Forbes Billionaires 2021 list, he also donates extensively to educational charitable causes.

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Thomas Peterffy
(Businessperson)

Thomas Peterffy
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Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

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Judith Leiber
(Fashion Designer)

Judith Leiber
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Birthdate: 1921 AD
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: April 28, 2018

Legendary Hungarian-American designer Judith Leiber started her career as a trainee at a handbag company and was the first female member of the Hungarian Handbag Guild. She survived the Holocaust and later launched her own label in the US. She is known for her signature crystal purse collections.

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 8 
Maximilian von Götzen-Iturbide
(Businessman and head of the Imperial House of Mexico since 1949)

Maximilian von Götzen-Iturbide
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Birthdate: March 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beszterce, Hungary

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Francesco Illy
(Founder of illy, Inventor of the Illetta)

Francesco Illy
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Birthdate: October 7, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Timișoara, Romania
Died: 1956 AD

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Egon Ronay
(Food Critic)

Egon Ronay
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Birthdate: July 24, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: June 12, 2010

Born in Hungary, gourmet food critic Egon Ronay is best remembered for his guide books on British and Irish restaurants. The son of a restaurateur, he was part of the Hungarian Army and later moved to England. His Egon Ronay's Guide to British Eateries sold 30,000 copies and revolutionized food writing.

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William Stern
(Businessman)

William Stern
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Birthdate: July 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: March 21, 2020

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Alexandre Lamfalussy
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Birthdate: April 26, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kapuvár, Hungary
Died: May 9, 2015

Hungarian banker and economist Alexandre Lamfalussy was not just an Oxford doctorate but had also taught at institutes such as Yale. He was also associated with the Bank for International Settlements and was the Frankfurt-based European Monetary Institute’s first president. He had also been a BIS economic advisor.

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Sigmund Sternberg
(Philanthropist)

Sigmund Sternberg
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Birthdate: June 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: October 18, 2016

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Samson Wertheimer
(Former Chief rabbi, Banker)

Samson Wertheimer
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Birthdate: January 17, 1658
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Worms, Germany
Died: August 6, 1724