Tycoon in History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1916-09-29 American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes the world's first billionaire

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1957-04-06 Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
  • 1986-11-01 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile at Santa Anita

Famous Birthdays


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1835-11-25 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1919)

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1841-12-05 Marcus Daly, American mining tycoon (d. 1900)
  • 1846-02-09 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (d. 1904)

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1856-08-10 Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, born in Fond du lac, Wisconsin

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny
  • 1857-08-15 Albert Ballin, German inventor and shipping tycoon, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1918)

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1857-09-13 Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, born in Derry Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1945)

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • 1898-02-10 Judith Anderson [Frances Margaret Anderson], Australian actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1907-12-25 Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (d. 1988)
  • 1910-09-14 Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (d. 2003)
  • 1916-02-17 Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)
  • 1923-05-11 Gordon White, British business tycoon and co-founder of corporate raider Hanson Group, born in Hull, England (d. 1995)
  • 1927-11-24 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1928-05-22 T. Boone Pickens, American business person and oil tycoon (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co), born in Holdenville, Oklahoma
  • 1930-09-08 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon
  • 1934-02-27 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1938-04-22 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London, UK

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1946-06-14 Donald Trump, 45th US President, real estate tycoon (Trump Towers) and TV personality (The Apprentice), born in NYC, New York

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 1946-10-22 Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1900-08-22 Oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny (44) weds Carrie Estelle Betzold in New Mexico Territory

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-10-20 Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios

HeartWedding of Interest

2001-02-02 Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg (54) weds media tycoon Barry Diller

Fashion Designer Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion Designer
Diane von Furstenberg

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1999-06-08 Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch (68) divorces journalist Anna Torv (55) after 31 years of marriage

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

Famous Deaths

  • 1893-06-21 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon and founder of Stanford University
  • 1904-01-26 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (b. 1846)
  • 1912-11-28 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon (b. 1870)

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1919-08-11 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie

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1935-09-08 Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, dies of natural causes at 79

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny

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1945-10-13 Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company), dies at 86

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • 1988-12-26 Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (b. 1907)
  • 1995-08-04 J Howard Smith Oil Tycoon, dies
  • 1995-08-23 Gordon White, British business tycoon and co-founder of corporate raider Hanson Group, dies at 72
  • 1997-04-16 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon, dies at 66
  • 2002-07-07 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian business tycoon (b. 1933)
  • 2003-04-17 Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (b. 1910)
  • 2008-08-17 Franco Sensi, Italian oil tycoon and president of A.S. Roma
  • 2015-06-05 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), dies at 77
  • 2016-11-28 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), dies at 82
  • 2017-04-24 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), dies at 89