List of famous retailers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Business people engaged in retailing purchase goods in large quantities from manufacturers and resell them to end customers at a profit. Retailing which is one of the most important links in the supply chain is also a fast growing segment of the economy. Retailing industry provides the customers a convenient way to shop for almost everything: clothes, shoes, cutlery, food items, appliances, and electronics. Aspiring entrepreneurs eager to manage their own business are often attracted by the retail industry as it offers a wide variety of business options to choose from. Some businessmen operate store-based retailing in fixed point-of-sale locations like convenience stores, department stores, supermarkets, etc. Non-store retailing which includes online stores, television shopping, vending machines, mail orders, etc. which also offer an array of lucrative opportunities. Retail ownership can be highly rewarding, but it is also very challenging. These businessmen have to coordinate the activities related to marketing, management, human resources, sales and accounting themselves. They should possess high self-confidence and the ability to take risks to embark in this direction. Individuals who can perform efficiently in high pressure environment and are willing to put in irregular hours of work have it in them to become successful retail owners. Read on to know about the life and works of various famous retail owners from all over the world.
Dodi Fayed Dodi Fayed
Egyptian

Sam Walton Sam Walton
American

Jim Walton Jim Walton
American

Dickson Poon Dickson Poon
Hong Konger

Steven A. CohenSteven A. Cohen
American
Adolf DasslerAdolf Dassler
German

Omar bin LadenOmar bin Laden
Saudi Arabian
Paul Tudor JonesPaul Tudor Jones
American

Bernard MarcusBernard Marcus
American

Orville RedenbacherOrville Redenbacher
American
Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
French

Karl AlbrechtKarl Albrecht
German
William Lever, 1st Viscount LeverhulmeWilliam Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme
British

Louis BaconLouis Bacon
American

Karen FinermanKaren Finerman
American
Richard DennisRichard Dennis
American
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Boaz WeinsteinBoaz Weinstein
American
John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
American

Max Factor Sr.Max Factor Sr.
Polish

Henry LehmanHenry Lehman
American

John GrauntJohn Graunt
British
Aaron Montgomery WardAaron Montgomery Ward
American

Leon Leonwood BeanLeon Leonwood Bean
American

Potter PalmerPotter Palmer
American

Richard N. CabelaRichard N. Cabela
American

Ely Callaway Jr.Ely Callaway Jr.
American
Stanley MarcusStanley Marcus
American

Samuel Henry KressSamuel Henry Kress
American
Marcus Sieff, Baron Sieff of BrimptonMarcus Sieff, Baron Sieff of Brimpton
British

Isao NakauchiIsao Nakauchi
Japanese

Thea PorterThea Porter
British
Karl SchulmeisterKarl Schulmeister
Austrian

Okura KihachiroOkura Kihachiro
Japanese
Roemer VisscherRoemer Visscher
Dutch

Max BlumMax Blum
German

Charles R. WalgreenCharles R. Walgreen
American

S.S. KresgeS.S. Kresge
American

Brian HunterBrian Hunter
Canadian
Fred Lazarus, Jr.Fred Lazarus, Jr.
American

Antoine-Amédée-Paul RiboudAntoine-Amédée-Paul Riboud
French

Hamish Walter Hyslop MaxwellHamish Walter Hyslop Maxwell
British, American