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When we talk of world famous investors, probably the first name that comes to our minds is that of Warren Buffet, and for good reasons. One of the richest men in the world, he is credited to have built his massive fortune on the basis of solid investment strategies. Referred to as the 'Oracle of Omaha,' Buffet is undeniably one of the greatest investors of all time. Great investors like Buffet are assets to the financial world as they not only build fortunes for themselves but also contribute to the world economy through their financial strategies. Peter Lynch is another famous investor and mutual funds manager who has been consistently described as a "legend" by the financial media. American-born British investor John Templeton is also counted amongst the greatest investors of the 20th century; the ‘Money’ magazine named him "arguably the greatest global stock picker of the century" in 1999. Though the international financial arena is predominantly a male-centric one, ambitious women like Abigail Johnson have created a reputation for themselves for being astute investors. With a net worth of approximately $14 billion, she is one of the world's wealthiest women.This section provides you information about the life and works of famous investors from all over the world.
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Warren Buffett
(Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway)
Warren Buffett
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Birthdate: August 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

American investor, business tycoon and philanthropist Warren Buffett is considered one of the most successful investors in the world by the media. The chairman and largest shareholder of the firm, Berkshire Hathaway, he is often called as the ‘Oracle’ or ‘Sage’ of Omaha. Notably, he has pledged to give away a sizable portion of his wealth to philanthropic causes.

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Howard Hughes
(Film Producer and an Important Figure in the Aviation Industry Who Became Known for His Ecentric Behavior)
Howard Hughes
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Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Humble, Texas, United States
Died: April 5, 1976

A multi-talented personality, Howard Hughes was one of the richest person of his time. A business tycoon, he made big investments in films and aviation industry. Passionate about flying, he set numerous flying records, and also risked his own life in process. Howard Hughes who inherited his family business and became millionaire at the age of 18, was later on troubled with mental illness and turned recluse.

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Mark Cuban
(Owner of the 'Dallas Mavericks' Team of NBA)
Mark Cuban
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Birthdate: July 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Entrepreneur, television personality and media proprietor Mark Cuban is a prolific inventor. He is a named inventor of 11 patent families. He displayed an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age and started many business ventures while still in college. A sports fan, he is the owner of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Dallas Mavericks.

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Alexis Ohanian
(Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Social Media Site ‘Reddit’)
Alexis Ohanian
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Birthdate: April 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Internet entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is also known as the husband of legendary tennis player Serena Williams. Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 twice, he spoke strongly against the 2011 Stop Online Piracy Act, wrote a bestselling book, and is an advocate for the paternity leave policy.
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Carlos Slim
(Mexican Businessman and Owner of the Global Conglomerate Company 'Grupo Carso')
Carlos Slim
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Birthdate: January 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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. 
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Lori Greiner
(Television personality)
Lori Greiner
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Birthdate: December 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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Kevin O’Leary
(Businessman)
Kevin O’Leary
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Birthdate: July 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
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
(Founder of the Popular Investment Firm 'Farallon Capital')
Tom Steyer
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Birthdate: June 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Tom Steyer is an American businessman, philanthropist, hedge fund manager, liberal activist, and environmentalist. He is credited with founding the popular investment firm Farallon Capital. He is also credited with co-founding OneCalifornia Bank, which later became Beneficial State Bank. Since 2012, Tom Steyer has focused on the environment and politics.

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Robert Herjavec
(Investor & Founder of ‘The Herjavec Group’, One of the Largest IT & Computer Security Companies in Canada)
Robert Herjavec
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Birthdate: September 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Varaždin, Croatia
Investor Robert Herjavec founded the internet security software BRAK Systems, which he later sold to AT&T. He also established the Herjavec Group and turned it into one of Canada’s biggest IT security firms. He has also appeared in Dragons' Den and Shark Tank, and has authored several business books.
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Harry Hamlin
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Birthdate: October 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
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Steve Eisman
(Investor)
Steve Eisman
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Birthdate: July 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
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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Toto Wolff
(Austrian Former Racing Driver, Investor and CEO of ‘Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’)
Toto Wolff
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Birthdate: January 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Former racing driver Toto Wolff is the CEO and 30% stakeholder of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula One Team. He has been part of the Austrian and German Formula Ford championships. He later established the investment firms Marchfifteen and Marchsixteen. He supports underprivileged children through the Mary Bendet Foundation.
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Barbara Corcoran
(Investor on ABC's ‘Shark Tank’ & Founder of ‘The Corcoran Group’, a New York City Real Estate Brokerage)
Barbara Corcoran
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Birthdate: March 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edgewater, New Jersey, United States

Barbara Corcoran is an American businesswoman, television personality, author, and speaker. She is credited with founding a New York City-based real estate brokerage called The Corcoran Group, which she sold for $66 million in 2001. She is best known for appearing in the popular business reality TV series, Shark Tank, where she was one of the original Shark investors.

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Ray Dalio
(Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Hedge Fund ‘Bridgewater Associates’)
Ray Dalio
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Birthdate: August 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States
Business magnate Ray Dalio founded the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, which became the world’s largest by 2013. He has also written the bestselling book Principles: Life & Work. Named to Time 100, he has joined the Giving Pledge and often donates to various philanthropic causes, including education and healthcare.
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Chris Sacca
(Venture Investor)
Chris Sacca
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Birthdate: May 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States
Investor and lawyer Christopher Sacca owns the venture capital firm Lowercase Capital, which has invested in organizations such as Twitter, Instagram, and Uber. He has also worked with Google Inc. and appeared as a "Guest Shark" on the show Shark Tank. He has also signed The Giving Pledge.
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Nelson Peltz
(Businessman & Investor)
Nelson Peltz
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Birthdate: June 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
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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Jerry Buss
(Businessman Known Worldwide as the Former Owner of the 'Los Angeles Lakers' Basketball Franchise)
Jerry Buss
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Birthdate: January 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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.
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Chamath Palihapitiya
(Founder and CEO of Venture Capital Firm 'Social Capital')
Chamath Palihapitiya
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Birthdate: September 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Chamath Palihapitiya went from being a Sri Lankan refugee in Canada to a successful venture capitalist. He founded Social Capital and has also worked at Facebook. He was the youngest vice-president of AOL. He co-owns the Golden State Warriors basketball team and has invested in Palantir, Pure Storage, and Playdom.
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Charlie Munger
(Investor, Businessman and Vice Chairman of ‘Berkshire Hathaway’)
Charlie Munger
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Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Charlie Munger is an American businessman, investor, architectural designer, and former real estate attorney. Over the years, he has played an important role as the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. A well-known philanthropist, Charlie Munger has donated millions of dollars to universities and schools.

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Steven A. Cohen
(American Hedge Fund Manager and One of the Wealthiest Men in the World)
Steven A. Cohen
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Birthdate: June 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Great Neck, New York, United States
Businessman Steven A. Cohen is best known as a hedge fund manager who also owns a majority stake in the MLB team New York Mets. He founded Point72 Asset Management and the now-defunct S.A.C. Capital Advisors. Named to Time 100 in 2007, he also owns a rich art collection. 
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George Soros
(American Billionare Businessman, Investor and Founder of 'Soros Fund Management')
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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Adam Neumann
(Businessman, Investor and Co-Founder of ‘WeWork’)
Adam Neumann
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Birthdate: April 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Adam Neumann is an Israeli-American businessman. He is credited with co-founding the popular commercial real estate company, WeWork, which he established in 2010 alongside his wife Rebekah Neumann and Miguel McKelvey. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Adam Neumann had aspirations like becoming the first trillionaire, living forever, and becoming president of the world.

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Marc Mezvinsky
(Investor)
Marc Mezvinsky
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Birthdate: December 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marc Mezvinsky is an investment banker who is married to Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. He owned a hedge fund and now works as the MD of TPG Capital. He is part of the boards of several philanthropic ventures. 
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Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
(Business person)
Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
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Birthdate: September 6, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 18, 1969
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Arthur Blank
(Businessman)
Arthur Blank
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Birthdate: September 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sunnyside, New York, United States
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Arpad Busson
(French Financier, Founder and Chairman of the ‘EIM Group’)
Arpad Busson
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Birthdate: January 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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.

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Tim Ferriss
(American Entrepreneur, Investor and Author Known for His ‘4-Hour’ Book Series)
Tim Ferriss
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Birthdate: July 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
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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Scooter Braun
(Entrepreneur and Talent Manager Known for Representing ‘Ariana Grande,’ ‘Justin Beiber,’ and ‘Demi Lovato’)
Scooter Braun
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Birthdate: June 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Scooter Braun is an American investor, record executive, and media proprietor. Credited with co-founding TQ Ventures and Mythos Studios, Braun was named on Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list in 2013. Also a well-known philanthropist, Scooter Braun works closely with charity organizations, such as the Braun Family Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Wilbur Ross
(Investor)
Wilbur Ross
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Birthdate: November 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
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James Packer
(Billionaire Businessman and Son of Media Mogul Kerry Packer)
James Packer
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Birthdate: September 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Australian business magnate James Packer, son of media mogul Kerry Packer, inherited Consolidated Press Holdings Limited. He has led Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, Consolidated Media Holdings, and Crown Resorts, as an executive chairman. In 2017, Forbes named him the ninth-richest Australian. He also owns two philanthropic foundations.
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Carl C. Icahn
(Investor)
Carl C. Icahn
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Birthdate: February 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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.

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Bill Ackman
(CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management)
Bill Ackman
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Birthdate: May 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Bill Ackman is an American hedge fund manager and investor. He is credited with founding the popular hedge fund management company, Pershing Square Capital Management. Also a philanthropist, Ackman has donated millions of dollars to various charitable causes like the Center for Jewish History. In 2006, he founded the Pershing Square Foundation, which supports various sectors like education and healthcare.

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Cathie Wood
(Investor, Ceo)
Cathie Wood
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Birthdate: November 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Shahid Khan
(Business person)
Shahid Khan
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Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan Punjab, Pakistan
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Sheldon Adelson
(American Businessman, Founder and CEO of ‘Las Vegas Sands Corporation’)
Sheldon Adelson
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Birthdate: August 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Sheldon Adelson is an American investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is credited with founding a casino and resort company called Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns several resorts, including The Palazzo and The Venetian. He also owns a couple of Israeli newspapers. Also a well-known philanthropist, Adelson was described in 2016 as one of the men positively influencing Jewish life.

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George Steinbrenner
(Businessperson)
George Steinbrenner
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Birthdate: July 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rocky River
Died: July 13, 2010
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Harshad Mehta
(Known for Involvement in the 1992 Indian Securities Scam)
Harshad Mehta
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Birthdate: July 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gujarat, India
Died: December 31, 2001
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Paul Pelosi
(American Businessman Who is Married to the U.S. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.)
Paul Pelosi
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Birthdate: April 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, Californammia, United States

Paul Pelosi is an American businessman. Pelosi owns and operates a venture capital investment and real estate firm called Financial Leasing Services, Inc., through which he has amassed a fortune of $114 million. He also sits on many corporate and philanthropic boards. He is married to Nancy Pelosi, the current U.S. House speaker.

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Seth Bullock
(Politician)
Seth Bullock
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Birthdate: July 23, 1849
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amherstburg, Canada
Died: September 23, 1919

Canadian-American frontiersman, hardware store owner, sheriff, U.S. Marshal, horse breeder and hotel owner Seth Bullock is best known for building the Bullock Hotel, the oldest hotel in Deadwood. Bullock was appointed the first sheriff of the then lawless Dakota where he eventually emerged as a prominent figure civilizing the rowdy camp without killing anyone.

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John W. Henry
(American Businessman and Primary Owner of Sports Teams, 'Liverpool FC', 'Boston Red Sox' and 'The Boston Globe')
John W. Henry
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Birthdate: September 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, United States
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Terry McAuliffe
(72nd Governor of Virginia From 2014 to 2018)
Terry McAuliffe
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Birthdate: February 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States

Democratic Party member and former governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe is a qualified lawyer. Born to a Democratic politician in New York, he began his first business at 14, maintaining driveways and parking lots in his area, and grew up to be a successful banker, real-estate developer, and venture capitalist.

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Neil Bush
(Businessman)
Neil Bush
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Birthdate: January 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA
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Dietrich Mateschitz
(Businessman and Co-founder of 'Red Bull')
Dietrich Mateschitz
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Birthdate: May 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sankt Marein im Mürztal, Austria
Self-made business magnate and Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz took 10 years to complete his marketing degree. He was also one of the pioneers of content marketing, and rather than depending on paid ad agencies, marketed his brand through numerous media tools, such as the Red Bulletin magazine.
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Marvin Bush
(American Businessman and Son of Former US President George H.W. Bush)
Marvin Bush
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Birthdate: October 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA
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Mikhail Khodorkovsky
(Russian Exiled Businessman and Founder of 'Open Russia' Political Organization)
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
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Birthdate: June 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
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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Kenneth C. Griffin
(Entrepreneur)
Kenneth C. Griffin
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Birthdate: October 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.
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Chamillionaire
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Birthdate: November 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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Cameron Winklevoss
(Rower and Entrepreneur Known for Co-founding 'HarvardConnection' (Later Renamed ConnectU))
Cameron Winklevoss
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Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States

Apart from being a former Olympic rower, Cameron Winklevoss is also a successful entrepreneur and, along with his twin brother, Tyler Winklevoss, has established the cryptocurrency exchange Gemini. The twins once accused Mark Zuckerberg, their fellow Harvard alum, of stealing their idea of ConnectU, a social networking platform.

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Mike Holmes
(Investors)
Mike Holmes
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Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
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Duncan Bannatyne
(Entrepreneur)
Duncan Bannatyne
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Birthdate: February 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clydebank, Scotland