Business People in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 327

  • 1932-12-23 Tertius Metcalf, English businessman, born in Essex, England (d. 1996)
  • 1932-12-28 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (d. 2002)
  • 1933-01-06 Fred L. Turner, American businessman (CEO of McDonalds, 1977-2004), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • 1933-03-09 Mel Lastman, Canadian businessman and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1933-12-20 Gordon Getty, American composer, businessman and heir of J. Paul Getty, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1934-01-26 Roger Landry, Quebec businessman and newspaper publisher
  • 1934-07-17 Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China
  • 1934-07-27 John Pardoe, British businessman and CEO (Sight & Sound Education) and Liberal Party politician
  • 1935-01-09 Earl G. Graves, Sr., American businessman & publisher, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935-03-09 Andrew Viterbi, American telecommunications scientist and businessman (Qualcomm Inc.), born in Bergamo, Italy
  • 1935-07-25 Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman (arms dealing), born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia (d. 2017)
  • 1935-11-15 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman

Person of interestJack Welch

1935-11-19 Jack Welch, American businessman and CEO of General Electric (GE), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 2020)

Businessman and CEO of GE Jack Welch
Businessman and CEO of GE
Jack Welch
  • 1936-01-01 James Sinegal, American businessman, co-founder and CEO of Costco, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1936-02-06 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman, born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestCarl Icahn

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
  • 1936-03-28 Amancio Ortega, Spanish businessman and one of the wealthiest people in the world, (founder of the Inditex fashion group), born in Busdongo de Arbás, Spain
  • 1936-05-06 Bernard Lemaire, French Canadian businessman (Cascades), born in Drummondville, Quebec
  • 1936-05-23 Douglas John Gorman, businessman
  • 1936-08-24 Kenny Guinn, American businessman and politician, born in Garland, Arkansas (d. 2010)
  • 1937-03-30 Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth [Ian MacLaurin], Blackheath, Kent, British businessman and chairman (Vodafone)
  • 1937-06-22 Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell, English businessman and record producer (Island Records), born in Westminster, London, England
  • 1937-09-11 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet-Russian singer and businessman, born in Chasiv Yar, Ukraine (d. 2018)
  • 1937-09-16 Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1937-12-08 Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber and businessman, born in Germany (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)
  • 1938-10-23 John Heinz, American businessman and Republican politician (Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-1991), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1938-12-29 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1939-03-29 Roland Arnall, American businessman and U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, born in Paris (d. 2008).
  • 1939-05-27 Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
  • 1939-08-13 Saul Steinberg, American businessman, founder of Leasco and CEO of Reliance Insurance Company, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1939-08-18 Robert Horton, British businessman and CEO (BP), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1939-09-11 Charles Geschke, American inventor and businessman (Adobe Systems Inc.), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1939-09-20 Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman and petroleum industry executive, born in New York
  • 1939-12-28 Philip Anschutz, American businessman

Person of interestCarlos Slim

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
  • 1940-09-11 Robert Palmer, American businessman and last CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation
  • 1941-04-16 Cliff Stearns, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941-08-31 William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman
  • 1942-04-05 Peter Magowan, American businessman, MLB owner (SF Giants), born in NYC, NY (d. 2019)
  • 1942-04-15 Kenneth Lay, American CEO and Chairman of Enron, born in Tyrone, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1942-06-26 Orin C Smith, American businessman and CEO of Starbucks (2000-05), born in Ryderwood, Washington (d. 2018)
  • 1942-10-13 Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-05-29 Robert W. Edgar, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1944-01-06 Henry Kravis, American businessman & author (The Money Machine), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1944-01-20 Eddie Shah, English businessman & publisher (Today, Post), born in Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1944-03-18 Dick Smith, Australian Adventurer and Businessman

Person of interestDietrich Mateschitz

1944-05-20 Dietrich Mateschitz, Austrian businessman and co-creator of Red Bull energy drink, born in Sankt Marein im Mürztal, Styria, Austria

Businessman and Co-founder of Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz
Businessman and Co-founder of Red Bull
Dietrich Mateschitz

Person of interestLarry Ellison

1944-08-17 Larry Ellison, American businessman (billionaire founder of Oracle Corporation), born in Manhattan, New York

Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle Larry Ellison
Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle
Larry Ellison
  • 1944-09-04 Christopher Needler, English businessman, born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • 1945-01-09 Frank Biondi, American businessman (HBO), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-04-15 Jos van Rey, Dutch businessman and politician (VVD), born in Roermond, Netherlands
  • 1945-04-22 Donald E. Graham, American businessman (Graham Holdings Company, Facebook), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 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 racing driver, born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1946-03-06 Richard Noble, Scottish businessman (land speed record 1983-97), born in Edinburgh
  • 1946-04-25 Peter Sutherland, Irish businessman (Allied Irish Banks) and politician (Fine Gael), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • 1946-08-20 N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian industrialist and co-founder (Infosys), born in Shidlaghatta, Kolar district, India
  • 1947-08-31 Luca di Montezemolo, Italian businessman
  • 1947-10-22 Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman

Person of interestJimmy Lai

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
  • 1949-02-05 David Sullivan, Welsh businessman & pornographer (Sunday Sport), born in Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 1949-04-01 Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman (Engie), born in Paris, France
  • 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 Mike Kopetski, American businessman and politician (Rep-D-Oregon), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • 1949-10-27 Clifford Antone, American businessman, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1949-10-31 Michael Parker, American businessman and politician (Rep-D-Mississippi), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • 1949-12-01 Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, President of Chile (2010-14, 2018-), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1950-04-12 Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1), born in Verzuolo, Italy
  • 1950-06-23 Douglas C. Lord, Canadian businessman
  • 1951-03-14 Jerry Greenfield, American businessman and co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-02-24 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner

Person of interestRex Tillerson

1952-03-23 Rex Tillerson, American businessman (ExxonMobil) and US Secretary of State (2017-18), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
US Secretary of State
Rex Tillerson
  • 1952-05-15 David Brandon, American businessman (Toys "R" Us, Domino's Pizza), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • 1952-08-28 Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman (CEO - Porsche AG), born in Ahlen, Germany
  • 1953-01-01 Gary Johnson, American businessman, politician and Libertarian Party nominee for President in 2016, born in Minot, North Dakota
  • 1953-07-18 Peter Greenall, 4th Baron Daresbury, British aristocrat and businessman, born in Marylebone, London
  • 1953-07-19 Howard Schultz, American businessman, CEO of Starbucks, born in New York City
  • 1953-10-28 Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • 1953-12-26 Matthew Harding, English businessman, soccer administrator (Chelsea Footfall Club), born in Haywards Heath, England
  • 1954-01-03 Ned Lamont, American businessman and politician, Governor of Connecticut (2019-), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1954-09-02 Andrej Babiš, Czech businessman and politician, Prime Minister of Czech republic (2017-), born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • 1954-10-24 Wang Jianlin, Chinese businessman and founder of Dalian Wanda Group, born in Cangxi County, Sichuan Province
  • 1955-04-15 Dodi Fayed, Egyptian businessman who died in a car crash in Paris with Princess Diana, born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1997)
  • 1955-04-24 John de Mol Jr., Dutch media businessman, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1955-09-24 Riccardo Illy, Italian politician and businessman, Born in Trieste, Italy

Person of interestBill Gates

1955-10-28 Bill Gates, American businessman and billionaire (founder and CEO of Microsoft, richest person in the world), born in Seattle, Washington

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • 1956-10-26 Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman (1st CEO of Australian Defence Materiel Organisation)
  • 1957-04-19 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman and chairman of Reliance Industries, born in Aden, Yemen
  • 1957-12-13 Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman, born in Grenoble, France
  • 1958-06-05 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Thai businessman, sports team owner (Leicester City FC), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 2018)
  • 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)
  • 1959-06-04 Anil Ambani, Indian businessman (Reliance Group), born in Bombay, Maharashtra State, India
  • 1959-09-24 Theo Paphitis, Cypriot-born British businessman (Dragon's Den, Millwall Football Club), born in Limassol, Cyprus
  • 1960-09-08 Stefano Casiraghi, Italian speedboat racer, businessman and husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, born in Como, Italy (d. 1990)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 244 of 244

  • 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)
  • 2010-06-13 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), dies at 81
  • 2010-06-27 Dolph Briscoe, American businessman and 41st Governor of Texas (1973-79), dies at 87

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

2010-07-13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees), dies from a 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)

Person of interestSteve Jobs

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)
  • 2011-12-30 Robert Horton, British businessman and CEO (BP), dies at 72
  • 2012-01-02 William Carey, American businessman & 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

Person of interestVidal Sassoon

2012-05-09 Vidal Sassoon, British-American hair stylist & CEO of Vidal Sasson, dies from leukemia at 84

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • 2012-08-17 Patrick Ricard, French businessman and CEO of Pernod Ricard, dies from cardiac arrest at 67
  • 2012-09-06 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), dies from heart failure at 87 (b. 1925)
  • 2012-12-07 Saul Steinberg, American businessman, founder of Leasco and CEO of Reliance Insurance Company, dies at 73
  • 2012-12-19 Sir Lawrence "Lawrie" Barratt, British businessman and housing developer (Barratt Developments), dies at 85
  • 2013-01-07 Fred L. Turner, American businessman (CEO of McDonalds, 1977-2004), dies from complications of pneumonia at 80
  • 2013-04-23 Robert W. Edgar, American businessman & politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • 2013-07-11 Robert Crichton-Brown, Australian businessman and CEO (Rothmans International), dies at 93
  • 2013-09-19 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), dies at 85
  • 2013-10-15 Peter Miles, British Army officer, businessman and courtier in the Household of Elizabeth II, dies at 89
  • 2013-12-02 Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-born French businessman, entrepreneur and soft-drink manufacturer (Orangina), dies at 88
  • 2015-04-04 John Read, British businessman, CEO (TSB Group), dies at 97
  • 2015-06-18 Ralph J Roberts, American businessman and founder of Comcast, dies of natural causes at 95
  • 2015-06-23 Richard "Dick" Van Patten, American actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), dies at 86
  • 2016-03-23 Peter Moores, British businessman and director (Littlewoods), dies at 83

Person of interestMike Ilitch

2017-02-10 Mike Ilitch, American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), dies at 87

Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza Mike Ilitch
Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza
Mike Ilitch
  • 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

Person of interestHugh Hefner

2017-09-27 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), dies of natural causes at 91

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • 2018-01-07 Peter Sutherland, Irish businessman (Allied Irish Banks) and politician (Fine Gael), dies at 71

Person of interestIngvar Kamprad

2018-01-27 Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish eccentric businessman (founder of IKEA) and author (The Testament of a Furniture Dealer), dies at 91

Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad
Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA
Ingvar Kamprad
  • 2018-03-01 Orin C Smith, American businessman and CEO of Starbucks (2000-05), dies of pancreatic cancer 75
  • 2018-03-05 Helmut Maucher, German businessman, CEO of Nestlé (1990-97), dies at 90
  • 2018-03-22 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), dies of cancer at 80
  • 2018-05-04 Barnet Fain, American businessman and artist, dies at 86
  • 2018-05-07 Isyaku Rabiu, Nigerian businessman and Islamic scholar, dies at 92

Person of interestRichard DeVos

2018-09-06 Richard DeVos, American businessman who co-founded Amway, dies at 92

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos
  • 2018-10-27 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Thai businessman, sports team owner (Leicester City FC), dies in helicopter crash at 60
  • 2019-01-27 Peter Magowan, American businessman, MLB owner (SF Giants), dies of liver cancer at 76
  • 2019-08-25 Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), dies of progressive supranuclear palsy at 81