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1

Warren Buffett

American investor who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and is, as of 2012, the third wealthiest person in the world

2

Steve Jobs

  • American entrepreneur who was the co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Apple
  • He also served as the CEO of Pixar and was the founder of NeXT

3

Mark Zuckerberg

Chairman and CEO of Facebook and at one point the world's youngest billionaire

4

Donald Trump

  • American business magnate who is president and chairman of The Trump Organization
  • In the 21st century he became a celebrity thanks in large part to his reality television show The Apprentice

5

Salman Khan

American educator and founder of the Khan Academy, a popular and free online education platform

6

Arianna Huffington

Greek-American journalist who is the president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group

7

Bill Gates

  • Co-founder and chairman of Microsoft and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • As of 2012, he is the second wealthiest person in the world

8

Rupert Murdoch

American media mogul who is the founder and CEO of the media conglomerate News Corporation

9

Larry Ellison

Founder and CEO of Oracle and the third wealthiest person in the United States

10

John Paulson

American hedge fund manager who is the founder of Paulson & Co.

11

Richard Branson

English business magnate who is the founder of Virgin Group

12

Bernard Madoff

  • American businessman who was formerly the chairman of NASDAQ
  • In 2009 he pleaded guilty to several felonies and admitted to having turned his wealth management business into an enormous Ponzi scheme, considered to be the largest financial fraud in American history

13

Marc Andreessen

  • American entrepreneur and investor who co-created the first widely used Web browser, Mosaic
  • He co-founded Netscape and the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz

14

Jack Welch

American businessman who for two decades was the successful CEO of General Electric

15

Cornelius Vanderbilt

  • American industrialist of the 19th century who made his fortune in railroads and shipping
  • The patriarch of the wealthy Vanderbilt family, he helped found Vanderbilt University
  • He was commonly known as "Commodore"

16

John D. Rockefeller

  • American industrialist of the 19th and 20th centuries who founded the Standard Oil Company
  • He became the world's richest man, worth more than $1 billion, which, adjusting for inflation, made him the richest person in history
  • In retirement he was a prolific philanthropist, noted in particular for founding the University of Chicago

17

William Henry Vanderbilt

  • American businessman of the 19th century and the son of Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • Following his father's death he was made the president of numerous powerful railway and railroad companies
  • At the time of his death, he was the richest man in the world

18

J.P. Morgan

  • American financier of the 19th and 20th centuries, enormously powerful and influential in his day
  • He is noted for helping to arrange the merger that resulted in the creation of General Electric
  • He is also responsible for merging several steel businesses, among them Carnegie Steel Company, to create U.S. Steel

19

Howard Hughes

  • American businessman, aviator, and filmmaker of the 20th century
  • He acquired and expanded TWA, and as an aviator, set multiple airspeed records
  • He produced several popular Hollywood films, among them The Outlaw, starring Jane Russell
  • He is also noted for his odd and reclusive behavior in his later years

20

Jeff Bezos

American entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com

21

American investor who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and is, as of 2012, the third wealthiest person in the world

Warren Buffet

22

  • American entrepreneur who was the co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Apple
  • He also served as the CEO of Pixar and was the founder of NeXT

Steve Jobs

23

Chairman and CEO of Facebook and at one point the world's youngest billionaire

Mark Zuckerberg

24

  • American business magnate who is president and chairman of The Trump Organization
  • In the 21st century he became a celebrity thanks in large part to his reality television show The Apprentice

Donald Trump

25

American educator and founder of the Khan Academy, a popular and free online education platform

Salman Khan

26

Greek-American journalist who is the president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group

Arianna Huffington

27

  • Co-founder and chairman of Microsoft and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • As of 2012, he is the second wealthiest person in the world

Bill Gates

28

American media mogul who is the founder and CEO of the media conglomerate News Corporation

Rupert Murdoch

29

Founder and CEO of Oracle and the third wealthiest person in the United States

Larry Ellison

30

American hedge fund manager who is the founder of Paulson & Co.

John Paulson

31

English business magnate who is the founder of Virgin Group

Richard Branson

32

  • American businessman who was formerly the chairman of NASDAQ
  • In 2009 he pleaded guilty to several felonies and admitted to having turned his wealth management business into an enormous Ponzi scheme, considered to be the largest financial fraud in American history

Bernard Madoff

33

  • American entrepreneur and investor who co-created the first widely used Web browser, Mosaic
  • He co-founded Netscape and the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz

Marc Andreessen

34

American businessman who for two decades was the successful CEO of General Electric

Jack Welch

35

  • American industrialist of the 19th century who made his fortune in railroads and shipping
  • The patriarch of the wealthy Vanderbilt family, he helped found Vanderbilt University
  • He was commonly known as "Commodore"

Cornelius Vanderbilt

36

  • American industrialist of the 19th and 20th centuries who founded the Standard Oil Company
  • He became the world's richest man, worth more than $1 billion, which, adjusting for inflation, made him the richest person in history
  • In retirement he was a prolific philanthropist, noted in particular for founding the University of Chicago

John D. Rockefeller

37

  • American businessman of the 19th century and the son of Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • Following his father's death he was made the president of numerous powerful railway and railroad companies
  • At the time of his death, he was the richest man in the world

William Henry Vanderbilt

38

  • American financier of the 19th and 20th centuries, enormously powerful and influential in his day
  • He is noted for helping to arrange the merger that resulted in the creation of General Electric
  • He is also responsible for merging several steel businesses, among them Carnegie Steel Company, to create U.S. Steel

J.P. Morgan

39

  • American businessman, aviator, and filmmaker of the 20th century
  • He acquired and expanded TWA, and as an aviator, set multiple airspeed records
  • He produced several popular Hollywood films, among them The Outlaw, starring Jane Russell
  • He is also noted for his odd and reclusive behavior in his later years

Howard Hughes

40

American entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com

Jeff Bezos

41

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

American computer scientists and entrepreneurs who are the co-founders of Google

42

Tom Anderson

American entrepreneur who co-founded Myspace

43

Reid Hoffman

American entrepreneur who is the co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn

44

Kai-Fu Lee

  • Taiwanese-born American executive who is based in China
  • He was the founding president of Google China
  • He is also the founder of Innovation Works, China's top startup accelerator

45

Steve Case

Co-founder and former CEO of AOL

46

Sheryl Sandberg

  • The COO of Facebook and the first woman to serve on the company's board of directors
  • Formerly the VP of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google

47

Drew Houston

American entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Dropbox

48

Eric Schmidt

  • American businessman and software engineer who was the CEO of Google for ten years
  • He has also served on Apple's board of directors

49

Mark Pincus

Co-founder and CEO of Zynga

50

Keith Rabois

Former executive at PayPal and LinkedIn who is now the COO of Square

51

Jack Dorsey

American developer who is the creator and CEO of Twitter, as well as the founder and CEO of Square

52

Jim Clark

  • American computer scientist who founded Silicon Graphics and co-founded myCFO, Healtheon, and Netscape
  • He has also conducted important research in computer graphics

53

Dave McClure

  • The founder of 500 Startups, a business accelerator
  • He also serves as an executive at PayPal

54

Andrew Mason

Founder and former CEO of Groupon

55

Elon Musk

Co-founder of PayPal and the co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors

56

Peter Thiel

Co-founder of PayPal and the founder of Clarium Capital Management

57

Sam Walton

  • 20th-century American businessman who founded Sam's Club and Walmart
  • Several of his descendants now rank among the wealthiest people in the world

58

Ray Kroc

  • American businessman of the 20th century who was instrumental in establishing the McDonald's Corporation as a fast food giant
  • He also owned the San Diego Padres

59

John H. Johnson

  • American businessman of the 20th century who founded Johnson Publishing Company
  • He helped create and launch Jet and Ebony magazines

60

David Ogilvy

Highly influential 20th-century advertising executive who started his own agency, today known as Ogilvy & Mather

61

American computer scientists and entrepreneurs who are the co-founders of Google

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

62

American entrepreneur who co-founded Myspace

Tom Anderson

63

American entrepreneur who is the co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn

Reid Hoffman

64

  • Taiwanese-born American executive who is based in China
  • He was the founding president of Google China
  • He is also the founder of Innovation Works, China's top startup accelerator

Kai-Fu Lee

65

Co-founder and former CEO of AOL

Steve Case

66

  • The COO of Facebook and the first woman to serve on the company's board of directors
  • Formerly the VP of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google

Sheryl Sandberg

67

American entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Dropbox

Drew Houston

68

  • American businessman and software engineer who was the CEO of Google for ten years
  • He has also served on Apple's board of directors

Eric Schmidt

69

Co-founder and CEO of Zynga

Mark Pincus

70

Former executive at PayPal and LinkedIn who is now the COO of Square

Keith Rabois

71

American developer who is the creator and CEO of Twitter, as well as the founder and CEO of Square

Jack Dorsey

72

  • American computer scientist who founded Silicon Graphics and co-founded myCFO, Healtheon, and Netscape
  • He has also conducted important research in computer graphics

Jim Clark

73

  • The founder of 500 Startups, a business accelerator
  • He also serves as an executive at PayPal

Dave McClure

74

Founder and former CEO of Groupon

Andrew Mason

75

Co-founder of PayPal and the co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors

Elon Musk

76

Co-founder of PayPal and the founder of Clarium Capital Management

Peter Thiel

77

  • 20th-century American businessman who founded Sam's Club and Walmart
  • Several of his descendants now rank among the wealthiest people in the world

Sam Walton

78

  • American businessman of the 20th century who was instrumental in establishing the McDonald's Corporation as a fast food giant
  • He also owned the San Diego Padres

Ray Kroc

79

  • American businessman of the 20th century who founded Johnson Publishing Company
  • He helped create and launch Jet and Ebony magazines

John H. Johnson

80

Highly influential 20th-century advertising executive who started his own agency, today known as Ogilvy & Mather

David Ogilvy

81

Charles M. Schwab

American steel magnate of the 19th and 20th centuries who headed Bethlehem Steel Corporation, America's second-largest steel producer

82

Andrew Carnegie

  • Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • He founded Carnegie Steel Company and later sold it to J.P. Morgan, eventually resulting in the creation of U.S. Steel
  • He is also known for founding Carnegie Hall and Carnegie Mellon University

83

Conrad Hilton

20th-century American businessman who founded the Hilton Hotels chain

84

A. Alfred Taubman

American real estate developer who pioneered the concept of the modern shopping mall

85

Estée Lauder

American businesswoman who was the founder of the cosmetics giant Estée Lauder Companies

86

Mark Cuban

  • American businessman and investor who co-founded Broadcast.com, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 1999
  • He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, as well as Landmark Theatres and Magnolia Pictures

87

Michael Bloomberg

  • American businessman and politician who is currently the Mayor of New York City
  • He is the founder of the financial data firm Bloomberg L.P.

88

Li Ka Shing

  • Hong Kong business magnate and one of the wealthiest people in the world
  • He is the chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited and Cheung Kong Holdings

89

George Soros

  • Hungarian-American businessman, investor, and philanthropist, noted for his significant contributions to such international causes as education, healthcare, and human rights activism
  • He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management

90

Steve Wynn

American business magnate, responsible for the creation or refurbishment of such Las Vegas hotels and casinos as the Wynn Las Vegas, the Bellagio, the Mirage, and Treasure Island

91

Carlos Slim Helú

  • Mexican business magnate who is currently the world's wealthiest person
  • He is the chairman and CEO of such telecommunications companies as Telmex and América Móvil, and of the global conglomerate Grupo Carso

92

Eike Batista

  • Brazilian businessman who is the chairman of the conglomerate EBX Group
  • He made his fortune in oil, gas, and mining

93

Amancio Ortega

  • Spanish fashion executive who is the founder and chairman of Inditex, the world's largest fashion group
  • He is one of the five wealthiest people in the world

94

Bernard Arnault

French billionaire who is the chairman of the luxury goods company Christian Dior S.A. and of LVMH, the world's largest luxury group

95

Stefan Persson

Swedish business magnate and chairman of H&M, which was founded by his father

96

Charles and David Koch

  • Chairman/CEO and Executive VP, respectively, of Koch Industries, an American multinational corporation that is the second largest privately held company in America
  • Their father, Fred C. Koch, founded the company, and the two brothers bought out their other siblings, William and Frederick, in the 1980s

97

Liliane Bettencourt

  • French heiress and businesswoman who is the principal shareholder of L'Oréal
  • She has an estimated net worth of over $23 billion

98

Mukesh Ambani

  • Indian business magnate who is the chairman of Reliance Industries Limited
  • He is the richest person in India and also serves on the board of directors for Bank of America

99

Lakshmi Mittal

  • Indian steel magnate who lives in London
  • He is the CEO and chairman of ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer
  • He also owns a large stake in the Queens Park Rangers Football Club

100

Michael Dell

American businessman who is the founder and CEO of Dell, Inc.

101

American steel magnate of the 19th and 20th centuries who headed Bethlehem Steel Corporation, America's second-largest steel producer

Charles M. Schwab

102

  • Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • He founded Carnegie Steel Company and later sold it to J.P. Morgan, eventually resulting in the creation of U.S. Steel
  • He is also known for founding Carnegie Hall and Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Carnegie

103

20th-century American businessman who founded the Hilton Hotels chain

Conrad Hilton

104

American real estate developer who pioneered the concept of the modern shopping mall

A. Alfred Taubman

105

American businesswoman who was the founder of the cosmetics giant Estée Lauder Companies

Estée Lauder

106

  • American businessman and investor who co-founded Broadcast.com, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 1999
  • He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, as well as Landmark Theatres and Magnolia Pictures

Mark Cuban

107

  • American businessman and politician who is currently the Mayor of New York City
  • He is the founder of the financial data firm Bloomberg L.P.

Michael Bloomberg

108

  • Hong Kong business magnate and one of the wealthiest people in the world
  • He is the chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited and Cheung Kong Holdings

Li Ka Shing

109

  • Hungarian-American businessman, investor, and philanthropist, noted for his significant contributions to such international causes as education, healthcare, and human rights activism
  • He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management

George Soros

110

American business magnate, responsible for the creation or refurbishment of such Las Vegas hotels and casinos as the Wynn Las Vegas, the Bellagio, the Mirage, and Treasure Island

Steve Wynn

111

  • Mexican business magnate who is currently the world's wealthiest person
  • He is the chairman and CEO of such telecommunications companies as Telmex and América Móvil, and of the global conglomerate Grupo Carso

Carlos Slim Helú

112

  • Brazilian businessman who is the chairman of the conglomerate EBX Group
  • He made his fortune in oil, gas, and mining

Eike Batista

113

  • Spanish fashion executive who is the founder and chairman of Inditex, the world's largest fashion group
  • He is one of the five wealthiest people in the world

Amancio Ortega

114

French billionaire who is the chairman of the luxury goods company Christian Dior S.A. and of LVMH, the world's largest luxury group

Bernard Arnault

115

Swedish business magnate and chairman of H&M, which was founded by his father

Stefan Persson

116

  • Chairman/CEO and Executive VP, respectively, of Koch Industries, an American multinational corporation that is the second largest privately held company in America
  • Their father, Fred C. Koch, founded the company, and the two brothers bought out their other siblings, William and Frederick, in the 1980s

Charles and David Koch

117

  • French heiress and businesswoman who is the principal shareholder of L'Oréal
  • She has an estimated net worth of over $23 billion

Liliane Bettencourt

118

  • Indian business magnate who is the chairman of Reliance Industries Limited
  • He is the richest person in India and also serves on the board of directors for Bank of America

Mukesh Ambani

119

  • Indian steel magnate who lives in London
  • He is the CEO and chairman of ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer
  • He also owns a large stake in the Queens Park Rangers Football Club

Lakshmi Mittal

120

American businessman who is the founder and CEO of Dell, Inc.

Michael Dell

121

Phil Knight

The co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc., who has an estimated fortune of $14 billion

122

Paul Allen

  • Co-founder of Microsoft and the founder of Vulcan, Inc.
  • He is also the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks

123

Roman Abramovich

  • Russian billionaire who made his fortune in various investments, particularly in oil
  • He now heads the investment company Millhouse LLC and owns Chelsea Football Club

124

Viktor Vekselberg

Russian billionaire who is the president of Renova Group, a Russian conglomerate with interests in energy, oil, and telecommunications

125

the Mars family

  • American family descendant from Frank C. Mars, founder of the candy/confectionery company Mars, Inc. and the inventor of the Milky Way bar
  • The current chairman of the company, John F. Mars, is the grandson of Frank C. Mars

126

Karl Albrecht

German billionaire most known as the co-founder of Aldi, a global discount supermarket chain

127

Sheldon Adelson

American businessman who is the chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation

128

Alisher Usmanov

  • Russian oligarch who made his fortune in investment, mining, and lumber
  • He is the principal shareholder of the industrial conglomerate Metalloinvest

129

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

  • Saudi Arabian business tycoon and member of the Saudi royal family
  • He is the founder and CEO of Kingdom Holding Company, an international investments company

130

Mikhail Prokhorov

  • Russian billionaire who made his fortune in precious metals
  • He formerly headed Norilsk Nickel and Polyus Gold
  • He is now the owner of the Brooklyn Nets

131

Sumner Redstone

  • American media magnate who is the chairman and majority owner of National Amusements theatre chain
  • He is also the chairman of Viacom and CBS Corporation

132

Samuel Curtis Johnson

American businessman of the 19th and 20th centuries who founded S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., now controlled and operated as part of Johnson Family Enterprises by his descendants

133

Aristotle Onassis

  • Greek shipping magnate of the 20th century who also founded Olympic Air
  • He famously married Jackie Kennedy in 1968

134

Stavros Niarchos

Greek shipping giant of the 20th century who built the first supertankers

135

Ted Turner

  • American media mogul who founded CNN and TBS
  • He also created the cartoon Captain Planet and the Planeteers, formerly owned the Atlanta Braves, and notably helped create the United Nations Foundation

136

Robert L. Johnson

American businessman who founded BET and in 2001 became the first African-American billionaire

137

Charles R. Schwab

  • American billionaire businessman and investor who founded the Charles Schwab Corporation
  • He is not related to Charles M. Schwab, the steel magnate of the 19th and 20th centuries

138

Jerry Yang

Co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo!

139

The co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc., who has an estimated fortune of $14 billion

Phil Knight

140

  • Co-founder of Microsoft and the founder of Vulcan, Inc.
  • He is also the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks

Paul Allen

141

  • Russian billionaire who made his fortune in various investments, particularly in oil
  • He now heads the investment company Millhouse LLC and owns Chelsea Football Club

Roman Abramovich

142

Russian billionaire who is the president of Renova Group, a Russian conglomerate with interests in energy, oil, and telecommunications

Viktor Vekselberg

143

  • American family descendant from Frank C. Mars, founder of the candy/confectionery company Mars, Inc. and the inventor of the Milky Way bar
  • The current chairman of the company, John F. Mars, is the grandson of Frank C. Mars

the Mars family

144

German billionaire most known as the co-founder of Aldi, a global discount supermarket chain

Karl Albrecht

145

American businessman who is the chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation

Sheldon Adelson

146

  • Russian oligarch who made his fortune in investment, mining, and lumber
  • He is the principal shareholder of the industrial conglomerate Metalloinvest

Alisher Usmanov

147

  • Saudi Arabian business tycoon and member of the Saudi royal family
  • He is the founder and CEO of Kingdom Holding Company, an international investments company

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

148

  • Russian billionaire who made his fortune in precious metals
  • He formerly headed Norilsk Nickel and Polyus Gold
  • He is now the owner of the Brooklyn Nets

Mikhail Prokhorov

149

  • American media magnate who is the chairman and majority owner of National Amusements theatre chain
  • He is also the chairman of Viacom and CBS Corporation

Sumner Redstone

150

American businessman of the 19th and 20th centuries who founded S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., now controlled and operated as part of Johnson Family Enterprises by his descendants

Samuel Curtis Johnson

151

  • Greek shipping magnate of the 20th century who also founded Olympic Air
  • He famously married Jackie Kennedy in 1968

Aristotle Onassis

152

Greek shipping giant of the 20th century who built the first supertankers

Stavros Niarchos

153

  • American media mogul who founded CNN and TBS
  • He also created the cartoon Captain Planet and the Planeteers, formerly owned the Atlanta Braves, and notably helped create the United Nations Foundation

Ted Turner

154

American businessman who founded BET and in 2001 became the first African-American billionaire

Robert L. Johnson

155

  • American billionaire businessman and investor who founded the Charles Schwab Corporation
  • He is not related to Charles M. Schwab, the steel magnate of the 19th and 20th centuries

Charles R. Schwab

156

Co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo!

Jerry Yang