Business People in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 184 of 184

  • 1930-08-17 James Gulliver, businessman
  • 1931-04-01 Charles Price, American Businessman and diplomat, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1931-07-06 Jean Campeau, French Canadian businessman and politician
  • 1931-11-28 Ian Skipper, English businessman/multi-millionaire (Heritage Projects)
  • 1932-03-04 Frank Wells, American entertainment businessman (d. 1994)
  • 1932-07-22 William Wilkinson, businessman/conservationist
  • 1932-12-23 Tertius Metcalf, businessman
  • 1932-12-28 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (d. 2002)
  • 1934-01-26 Roger Landry, Quebec businessman and newspaper publisher
  • 1934-07-17 Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China
  • 1935-03-09 Andrew Viterbi, American telecommunications scientist and businessman
  • 1935-07-25 Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman/billionaire/arms dealer
  • 1935-11-15 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman
  • 1935-11-19 Jack Welch, American businessman
  • 1936-01-01 James Sinegal, American businessman
  • 1936-02-06 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman

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1936-02-16 Carl Icahn, American businessman (Icahn Enterprises), born in NYC, New York

Corporate Raider Carl Icahn
Corporate Raider
Carl Icahn
  • 1936-05-06 Bernard Lemaire, French Canadian businessman (Cascades)
  • 1936-05-23 Douglas John Gorman, businessman
  • 1937-03-30 Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth [Ian MacLaurin], Blackheath, Kent, British businessman and chairman (Vodafone)
  • 1937-09-11 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet singer and Russian businessman
  • 1937-12-08 Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber and businessman (d. 2004)
  • 1937-12-17 Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (d. 2005)
  • 1938-05-13 Laurent Beaudoin, French Canadian businessman (Bombardier)
  • 1938-09-29 Henry Keswick, British businessman (CEO-Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd)
  • 1939-03-29 Roland Arnall, American businessman and diplomat (d. 2008).
  • 1939-05-27 Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
  • 1939-08-18 Robert Horton, British businessman
  • 1939-09-11 Charles Geschke, American inventor and businessman
  • 1939-09-20 Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman
  • 1939-12-28 Philip Anschutz, American businessman
  • 1940-01-28 Carlos Slim Helú, Mexican businessman
  • 1941-08-31 William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman
  • 1942-04-15 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1944-03-18 Dick Smith, Australian Adventurer and Businessman
  • 1944-05-20 Dietrich Mateschitz, Austrian businessman
  • 1944-09-19 Jean Succar Kuri, Lebanese-born Mexican businessman
  • 1945-04-22 Donald Graham, US businessman (Graham Holdings Company, Facebook)
  • 1945-05-12 Patrick Ricard, French businessman
  • 1945-05-18 John Richard Patterson, businessman
  • 1945-07-24 Azim Premji, Indian businessman
  • 1946-01-23 Don Whittington, American businessman, car & airplane racer and convicted felon
  • 1946-08-20 N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman
  • 1947-08-31 Luca di Montezemolo, Italian businessman
  • 1947-10-22 Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman

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1948-12-08 Jimmy Lai [Lai Chee-Ying], Chinese businessman (founder of Giordano), born in Guangzhou, China

Founder of Giordano Jimmy Lai
Founder of Giordano
Jimmy Lai
  • 1949-04-01 Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman
  • 1949-09-20 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1949-10-27 Clifford Antone, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1949-12-01 Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and presidential candidate
  • 1950-04-12 Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1)
  • 1950-06-23 Douglas C. Lord, Canadian businessman

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1951-02-10 Bob Iger, American businessman (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in New York City, New York

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger
  • 1952-02-24 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner
  • 1952-08-28 Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
  • 1953-01-01 Gary Johnson, American businessman, politician, Libertarian Party nominee for Presiden 2016, born in Minot, North Dakota
  • 1953-10-28 Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • 1953-12-26 Matthew Harding, businessman/soccer supporter
  • 1954-01-03 Ned Lamont, American businessman
  • 1955-04-15 Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
  • 1955-04-24 John de Mol, Dutch media businessman
  • 1956-10-26 Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman
  • 1957-04-19 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman
  • 1957-12-13 Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman
  • 1958-07-31 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner
  • 1959-06-04 Lord Rayleigh, agri-businessman (Lord Rayleigh Farms)
  • 1960-10-08 Reed Hastings, American businessman and entrepreneur

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1960-11-01 Tim Cook, American businessman (CEO of Apple Inc. 2011-), born in Mobile, Alabama

CEO of Apple Tim Cook
CEO of Apple
Tim Cook
  • 1961-01-14 Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman
  • 1961-12-22 Andrew Fastow, American businessman
  • 1963-01-13 Kevin McClatchy, American businessman
  • 1963-06-26 Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman
  • 1963-09-17 Michael Adler, American businessman

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1964-04-30 Tony Fernandes, Malaysian businessman (AirAsia), born in Kuala Lumpur

Entrepreneur Tony Fernandes
Entrepreneur
Tony Fernandes
  • 1964-05-31 Leonard Asper, Canadian businessman
  • 1964-09-25 Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive
  • 1964-10-05 Malik Saidullaev Chechen businessman

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1967-08-19 Satya Nadella, Indian-American businessman (CEO of Microsoft), born in Hyderabad

CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella
CEO of Microsoft
Satya Nadella

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1969-12-16 Lei Jun, Chinese Businessman and founder of Xiaomi Inc, born in Xiantao, Hubei

Founder of Xiaomi Inc Lei Jun
Founder of Xiaomi Inc
Lei Jun
  • 1970-06-22 Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
  • 1972-12-18 Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory) and businessman
  • 1973-03-20 Christopher Heinz, American businessman; son of Teresa Heinz
  • 1981-04-12 Jaspreet Singh, businessman
  • 1983-11-26 Chris Hughes, American businessman and co-founder of Facebook, born in Hickory, North Carolina

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 157 of 157

  • 2001-01-12 William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (b. 1913)
  • 2001-09-11 Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)
  • 2001-10-07 Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (b. 1913)
  • 2002-07-06 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (b. 1932)
  • 2002-09-28 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens) (b. 1907)
  • 2003-04-11 Cecil Howard Green, British geophysicist and businessman (b. 1900)
  • 2003-05-16 Mark McCormack, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • 2003-06-25 Lester Maddox, American businessman, one-time segregationist and Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)
  • 2003-11-15 Laurence Tisch, American businessman (b. 1923)
  • 2003-12-21 Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Spanish playboy and businessman (b. 1924)
  • 2004-03-18 Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • 2004-09-19 Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman, musician, and activist
  • 2004-12-26 Sir Angus Ogilvy, British businessman, husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent (b. 1928)
  • 2005-02-14 Rafik Hariri, Lebanese politician and billionaire businessman (b. 1944)
  • 2005-03-26 Gérard Filion, Quebec businessman and journalist (b. 1909)
  • 2005-04-04 Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1924)
  • 2005-06-27 John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • 2005-12-05 Kevin "Big Kev" McQuay, Australian businessman (b. 1949)
  • 2005-12-05 Frits Philips, Dutch businessman (b. 1905)
  • 2005-12-26 Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (b. 1937)
  • 2006-04-24 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  • 2006-05-23 Clifford Antone, American businessman (b. 1949)
  • 2006-06-12 Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • 2006-07-05 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)
  • 2006-08-21 Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (b. 1941)
  • 2007-07-11 Ed Mirvish, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1914)
  • 2007-08-07 Angus Tait, New Zealand electronics innovator and businessman (b. 1919)
  • 2007-11-16 Harold Alfond, American businessman (b. 1914)
  • 2007-12-21 Ken Hendricks, American businessman (b. 1941)
  • 2008-04-12 Jerry Zucker, Israeli-born American businessman (b. 1949)
  • 2008-07-27 Isaac Saba Raffoul, Mexican Businessman (b. 1923)
  • 2008-08-15 James Orthwein, American businessman
  • 2008-10-10 Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (b. 1947)
  • 2008-10-30 Pedro Pompilio Argentinian businessman (b. 1950)
  • 2008-12-01 Joseph B. Wirthlin, religious leader, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, businessman (b. 1917)
  • 2009-02-14 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, dies of cancer at 82
  • 2009-02-20 Larry H. Miller, American businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz (b. 1944)
  • 2009-03-11 Charles Lewis, Jr., American businessman, promoter and entertainer
  • 2009-03-27 Jack Dreyfus, American businessman (b. 1913)
  • 2009-09-23 Paul B. Fay, American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration (b. 1918)
  • 2009-10-31 Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman (b. 1922)
  • 2009-12-16 Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • 2010-01-04 Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)
  • 2010-01-12 Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)
  • 2010-05-25 Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
  • 2010-05-25 Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (b. 1936)

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2010-07-13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 2010-09-07 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, dies at 95
  • 2011-06-22 Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)

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2011-10-05 Steve Jobs, American Businessman, co-founder and CEO of Apple, dies from respiratory arrest at 56

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • 2011-10-17 Carl Lindner, Jr., Cincinnati businessman and one of the world's richest people (b. 1919)
  • 2011-11-17 Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2012-01-02 William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist, died from complications after a heart attack at 81
  • 2012-01-12 Charles Price, American businessman and diplomat, dies at 80
  • 2012-04-08 Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman, dies at 83

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2012-05-09 Vidal Sassoon, British hairdresser and businessman, dies from leukemia at 84

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • 2012-09-06 Art Modell [Arthur], American businessman, dies from heart failure at 87