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Claim To Fame : Business Magnates

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Edward Phelps Allis

12 May 1824 – 1 Apr 1889

Businessman. Founder of Allis Chalmers. Entrepreneur and...

Philip Danforth Armour, I

16 May 1832 – 6 Jan 1901

Businessman. He was born in Stockbridge, New York, where his...

John Jacob Astor, Sr

17 Jul 1763 – 29 Mar 1848

Businessman, Merchant, Investor. He became the first...

Phineas Taylor “P.T.” Barnum

5 Jul 1810 – 7 Apr 1891

Businessman. He was a legendary 19th Century American showman and...

August “The Elder” Belmont

2 Dec 1816 – 24 Nov 1890

Financier. Born in Alzei, Rhensih, Prussia he started his banking...

Vincent Hugo Bendix

12 Aug 1881 – 27 Mar 1945

Inventor, Industrialist. Born in Moline, Illinois, he was noted...

Nicholas Biddle

8 Jan 1786 – 27 Feb 1844

American Banker and Financier. He is probably best remembered as...

Joseph Bernard Bloomingdale

22 Dec 1842 – 21 Nov 1904

Retailer. One of six children born to Bavarian immigrants Hannah...

James Buchanan “Diamond Jim” Brady

12 Aug 1856 – 13 Apr 1917

Railroad Business Magnate. Son of John Brady (1810-1863), and...

David Dunbar Buick

17 Sep 1854 – 5 Mar 1929

Scottish-American inventor and automotive pioneer, best known for...

Arde Bulova

24 Oct 1889 – 18 Mar 1958

Manufacturer. Born Adolf Bulova, the only son of Bertha and Josef...

Adolphus Busch

10 Jul 1839 – 10 Oct 1913

Businessman, Co-founder of Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company....

Andrew Carnegie

25 Nov 1835 – 11 Aug 1919

Businessman, Industrialist, Philanthropist. He is best known as...

Samuel Shannon Childs

4 Apr 1863 – 17 Mar 1925

Restaurant Magnate. Founded and owned the Childs Restaurant...

Walter Percy Chrysler

2 Apr 1875 – 18 Aug 1940

Industrialist. He was the first President and Founder of the...

Ezra Cornell

11 Jan 1807 – 9 Dec 1874

Businessman, Education Administrator, and Entrepreneur. He was...

Charles “Chas” Crocker

16 Sep 1822 – 14 Aug 1888

Nineteenth Century businessman and railroad baron. Best known as...

Marcus Haggin Daly

5 Dec 1841 – 12 Nov 1900

Business Tycoon. He is remembered as one of the three "Copper...

Walt Disney

5 Dec 1901 – 15 Dec 1966

Entertainment Magnate and Film Pioneer. Most remembered for...

Horace Elgin Dodge, Sr

17 May 1868 – 10 Dec 1920

Automobile Pioneer, Manufacturer. He, along with his older...

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