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

Daymond JohnDaymond John
American
Steven A. CohenSteven A. Cohen
American

Adolf DasslerAdolf Dassler
German
Omar bin LadenOmar bin Laden
Saudi Arabian

Paul Tudor JonesPaul Tudor Jones
American

Orville RedenbacherOrville Redenbacher
American
Bernard MarcusBernard Marcus
American

Louis BaconLouis Bacon
American
Jérôme KervielJérôme Kerviel
French

Karen FinermanKaren Finerman
American

John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
American
Henry LehmanHenry Lehman
American
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Richard DennisRichard Dennis
American
Boaz WeinsteinBoaz Weinstein
American

John GrauntJohn Graunt
British

Stanley MarcusStanley Marcus
American

Leon Leonwood BeanLeon Leonwood Bean
American
Potter PalmerPotter Palmer
American

Karl SchulmeisterKarl Schulmeister
Austrian

Charles R. WalgreenCharles R. Walgreen
American

S.S. KresgeS.S. Kresge
American

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