Full Name: J. P. Morgan [John Pierpont Morgan Sr.]
Profession: Industrialist and Banker
Why Famous: One of the most significant and influential figures in American business history, Morgan dominated the corporate finance industry in the late 19th and early 20th century United States. He also had a hand in a number of significant industrial mergers during this period.
Morgan spearheaded the creation of General Electric, the United States Steel Corporation, International Harvester and AT&T.
Often described as America's greatest banker, Morgan transformed American business with his emphasis on efficiency and modernization.
- 1901-02-25 US Steel Corporation organized under J. P. Morgan, Sr.