The steel manufacturing industry is one of the major industries that developed during the 19th century and revolutionized the whole concept of industrialization. Steel entrepreneurs are those enterprising individuals who invest in businesses in this field and operate steel manufacturing units. Steel is an alloy of iron that is artificially produced and possesses the qualities of hardness, elasticity and strength that make it a very valuable industrial product. Even though steel has been manufactured for thousands of years by blacksmiths, it was a very expensive product during the ancient days. The modern steel industry began developing during the mid 19th century with the invention of the Bessemer process which made it possible to mass produce steel in an inexpensive method. , Steel plays a major role in the industrialization and infrastructure of a country and is therefore considered an indicator of economic progress and development. Any country that is progressively developing faces an increasing demand for steel. Astute business people who realize the growing prominence of steel enter into this field to meet the world’s rising demand for this alloy. Read on to browse through a list of world famous entrepreneurs from the steel industry and read their biographies and timelines.

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 1 Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie.
Famous As: Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a major Philanthropist.
Birthdate: November 25, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dunfermline
Died: August 11, 1919
Andrew Carnegie revolutionized the 19th-century steel industry by investing in railroads, bridges, and other projects. He donated most of his wealth to philanthropic causes, and built significant establishments, such as the Carnegie Hall and the Carnegie Mellon University. In the Gospel of Wealth, he urged the wealthy to donate.

 2 Jamsetji Tata

Jamsetji Tata.
Famous As: Father of Indian Industry
Birthdate: March 3, 1839
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Navsari, Gujarat, India
Died: May 19, 1904
Legendary Indian industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata established the Tata Group and the city of Jamshedpur, too. The Father of Indian Industry also founded the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, which was the only Indian hotel with electricity back then. His legacy was carried forward by subsidiaries such as Tata Steel.
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 3 J. R. D. Tata

J. R. D. Tata.
Famous As: French-Indian aviator
Birthdate: July 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 29, 1993
An aviation pioneer, J. R. D. Tata channeled the Tata Group for over five decades, leading to the expansion of India's largest industrial empire. He was honoured with the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, two of India's highest civillian awards. He was also honored with French Legion of Honour twice. 

 4 Andrew William Mellon

Andrew William Mellon.
Famous As: Industrialist, Philanthropist
Birthdate: March 24, 1855
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 27, 1937

The son of wealthy Pittsburgh banker Thomas Mellon, Andrew William Mellon had followed in his father’s footsteps, to be a banker. He had also been the American ambassador to the U.K. and the American secretary of the treasury. He owned companies such as Alcoa, Old Overholt whiskey, and Gulf Oil.

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 5 John Deere

John Deere.
Famous As: Founder of 'Deere & Company'
Birthdate: February 7, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rutland, Vermont, United States
Died: May 17, 1886

 6 Peter Arrell Browne Widener

Peter Arrell Browne Widener
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: November 13, 1834
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,United States
Died: November 6, 1915
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 7 Alfred Krupp

Alfred Krupp
Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: April 26, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Died: July 14, 1887
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 8 Edward R. Bradley

Edward R. Bradley
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 12, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 15, 1946
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