Business People in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 198 of 198

  • 1928-01-06 George H. Ross, American businessman
  • 1928-11-27 Edward Greenall, businessman/sportsman
  • 1928-12-13 Jack Tramiel, American Businessman (Amiga, Commodore 64), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1929-03-26 Edwin Turney, American businessman

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1929-07-04 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis

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1929-07-20 Mike Ilitch, American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)

Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza Mike Ilitch
Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza
Mike Ilitch
  • 1930-05-11 William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist (W.P. Carey & Co. LLC) born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)

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1930-07-04 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the NY Yankees, born in Rocky River, Ohio (d. 2010)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 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 (arms dealing), born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia (d. 2017)
  • 1935-11-15 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman
  • 1935-11-19 Jack Welch, American businessman and CEO of General Electric, born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 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

Investor and business magnate Carl Icahn
Investor and business magnate
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, born in London (d. 2011)
  • 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

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1940-01-28 Carlos Slim, Mexican business magnate (América Móvil) once ranked as the richest person in the world, born in Mexico City, Mexico

Businessman Carlos Slim
Businessman
Carlos Slim
  • 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 and CEO of Pernod Ricard, born in Marseille, France (d. 2012)
  • 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
  • 1946-03-06 Richard Noble, Scottish businessman (land speed record 1983-97), born in Edinburgh
  • 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
  • 1952-02-24 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner

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1952-03-23 Rex Tillerson, American businessman (ExxonMobil) and US Secretary of State (2017-), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
US Secretary of State
Rex Tillerson
  • 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 and chairman of Reliance Industries, born in Aden, Yemen
  • 1957-12-13 Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman
  • 1958-07-31 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner (NBA's Dallas Mavericks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 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
  • 1972-01-09 Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider and businessman (Hoffman BMX Bikes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1972-12-18 Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory) and businessman
  • 1973-03-20 Christopher Heinz, American businessman; son of Teresa Heinz

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1973-03-26 Larry Page, American computer scientist and businessman (co-founded Google with Sergey Brin), born in East Lansing, Michigan

Computer Scientist, Google Co-founder Larry Page
Computer Scientist, Google Co-founder
Larry Page

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1973-08-21 Sergey Brin, Russian-born American computer scientist and businessman (co-founded Google with Larry Page), born in Moscow, Soviet Union

Co-Founder of Google Sergey Brin
Co-Founder of Google
Sergey Brin
  • 1975-07-06 50 Cent [Curtis James Jackson III], American rapper and businessman, born in Queens, New York
  • 1977-12-31 Donald Trump Jr., American businessman and son of Donald Trump and Ivana Trump, born in NYC, New York
  • 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 - 168 of 168

  • 1996-12-12 Jack Perry, businessman, dies at 81
  • 1997-01-19 George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88
  • 1997-02-05 John Richard Patterson, businessman, dies at 51
  • 1997-12-01 Michel Bélanger, French Canadian businessman and banker (b. 1929)
  • 1997-12-24 Pierre Péladeau, Quebec businessman, founder of Quebecor (b. 1925)
  • 1998-03-15 Jheri [Robert] Redding, American hairdresser and businessman (created the Jheri curl and hair conditioner), dies at 91
  • 1999-01-23 Jay Pritzker, American businessman (b. 1922)
  • 1999-10-03 Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (b. 1921)
  • 2000-11-05 Victor Grinich, American businessman (b. 1924)

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2001-01-12 William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (co-founder Hewlett-Packard), dies of a heart attack at 87

Entrepreneur and Businessman William Hewlett
Entrepreneur and Businessman
William Hewlett
  • 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 (McCain Foods Limited), dies of kidney failure at 76
  • 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 and founder of Dexter Shoe Company , dies at 93
  • 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, American businessmen, religious leader, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church), dies at 91
  • 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 computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, dies of respiratory arrest related to cancer 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(W. P. Carey & Co.), 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 Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), dies from heart failure at 87 (b. 1925)
  • 2017-06-06 Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman (arms dealing), dies at 81
  • 2017-06-18 Lord Joffe [Joel Goodman Joffe], South African-born British lawyer (instructing solicitor for Nelson Mandela’s defence team) and businessman, dies at 85