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1
Who is:

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
Who is:

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
Who is:

Mark Zuckerberg

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

4
Who is:

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
Who is:

Salman Khan

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

6
Who is:

Arianna Huffington

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

7
Who is:

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
Who is:

Rupert Murdoch

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

9
Who is:

Larry Ellison

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

10
Who is:

John Paulson

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

11
Who is:

Richard Branson

English business magnate who is the founder of Virgin Group

12
Who is:

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
Who is:

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
Who is:

Jack Welch

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

15
Who is:

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
Who is:

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
Who is:

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
Who is:

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

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Who is:

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
Who is:

Jeff Bezos

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

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Name the business figure:

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
Name the business figure:

  • 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
Name the business figure:

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

Mark Zuckerberg

24
Name the business figure:

  • 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
Name the business figure:

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

Salman Khan

26
Name the business figure:

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

Arianna Huffington

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Name the business figure:

  • 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
Name the business figure:

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

Rupert Murdoch

29
Name the business figure:

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

Larry Ellison

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Name the business figure:

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

John Paulson