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This is a list of entrepreneurs by century. An entrepreneur is an owner or manager of a business enterprise who makes money through risk and/or initiative.[1] This list includes notable entrepreneurs.

17th-century entrepreneurs[edit]

  • Regina Basilier (1572-1631), Swedish-German banker, trader and investor
  • Birgitta Durell (1619-1683), Dutch-Swedish manufactor-industrialist
  • Louis De Geer (1587–1652), Walloon-born Dutch-Swedish businessman and industrialist; active mainly in the Dutch Republic and Sweden
  • Isaac Le Maire (ca.1558-1624), Walloon-born Dutch businessman and investor; active mainly in the Dutch Republic
  • Johan Palmstruch (1611-1671), Latvian-born Dutch-Swedish businessman, investor, and financial innovator; active mainly in the Dutch Republic and Sweden
  • Pierre-Paul Riquet (1609-1680), French entrepreneur, creator of the Canal du Midi

18th-century entrepreneurs[edit]

19th-century entrepreneurs[edit]

  • John Jacob Astor (real estate), USA
  • Augusta Björkenstam (transportation), Sweden
  • Andrew Carnegie (steel), Pittsburgh, USA and Scotland
  • James Buchanan Duke (tobacco), USA
  • Thomas Alva Edison (film, telecommunication, technology, scientific research, energy), USA
  • Charles T. Hinde (shipping, railroads, hotels), USA
  • Biddy Mason (real estate), California, USA
  • J. P. Morgan (finance), USA
  • Antoinette Nording (perfume), Sweden
  • John D. Rockefeller (oil), USA
  • Joseph Seligman (banking), USA
  • Eugene Sharrer (plantations, retail, river steamers), Nyasaland (present-day Malawi)
  • Claus Spreckels (sugar industry), Germany
  • Leland Stanford (railroads), California, USA
  • Levi Strauss (retail), USA/Germany
  • Jamsetji Tata (shipping, steel industry, hotels, education), India
  • Nikola Tesla (AC induction motor), USA, Yugoslavia (born in Austro-Hungarian Empire)
  • Alessandro Torlonia (banking), Italy[2]
  • Richard Trevithick (mining and steam engines), Great Britain
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt (railroads), USA

20th-century entrepreneurs[edit]

  • Agha Hasan Abedi (banking), Pakistan
  • Paul Allen (computers, scientific research, real estate, media, education, entertainment, artificial intelligence, space, philanthropy), Seattle, USA
  • Dhirubhai Ambani (reliance industries), India
  • Mary Kay Ash (cosmetics), USA
  • Bang Si-hyuk (music), South Korea
  • Otto Beisheim (retail), Germany
  • William Boeing (aviation), USA
  • Richard Branson (media, transportation, space), UK
  • Coco Chanel (fashion), France
  • Michael Dell (computers), USA
  • Richard M. DeVos, Sr. (multi-level marketing), USA
  • Walt Disney (animation), USA
  • Larry Ellison (computers), USA
  • Enzo Ferrari (sports cars), Italy
  • Henry Ford (automobile manufacturing), USA
  • Bill Gates (computers, philanthropy, investments) USA
  • Henry Hu (technology), Hong Kong
  • Howard Hughes (aviation, film), USA
  • Steve Jobs (computers, technology, animation), USA
  • Dean Kamen (technology), USA
  • Ingvar Kamprad (retail), Sweden
  • Vinod Khosla (technology), USA
  • Ferruccio Lamborghini (sports cars), Italy
  • Estée Lauder (cosmetics), USA
  • Jorge Loring Martinez (aviation), Spain
  • Vijay Mallya (breweries), India
  • Terry Matthews (technology), Canada
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (biotechnology), India
  • Vince McMahon (entertainment media), USA
  • Sunil Mittal (telecommunication), India
  • N. R. Narayana Murthy (information technology), India
  • Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu (transportation, manufacturing), Nigeria
  • Anita Roddick (retail), UK
  • Michael J. Saylor (Internet), USA
  • Magnús Scheving (entertainment, health), Iceland
  • Carlos Slim (telecommunications), Mexico
  • Alan Sugar (technology), UK
  • J. R. D. Tata (steel, aviation, information technology, transportation, cosmetics, consumer products, education), France/India
  • Donald Trump (real estate development), USA
  • Ted Turner (entertainment media), USA
  • Madam C.J. Walker (retail, philanthropy), USA
  • Sam M. Walton (retail), US
  • Oprah Winfrey (entertainment), USA
  • Steve Wozniak (computers, technology, education, philanthropy), USA

21st-century entrepreneurs[edit]

  • Brian Acton (Internet), USA
  • Bhavish Aggarwal (Internet), India
  • Charles T. Akre (securities), USA
  • Qais Al Khonji (oil and gas), Oman
  • Folorunso Alakija (fashion, oil and gas), Nigeria
  • Rod Aldridge (business process outsourcing, education), UK
  • Pierre Andurand (investments), France
  • Sachin Bansal (Internet), India
  • Eike Batista (mining, oil and gas exploration), Brazil
  • Steve Baxter (Internet), Australia
  • David Benaron (digital health), USA
  • Jeff Bezos (Internet, space), USA
  • Joe Blackman (events, entertainment), UK/USA
  • Ryan Blair (multi-level marketing), USA
  • Sara Blakely (retail), USA
  • Hernán Botbol (Internet), Argentina
  • Sergey Brin (Internet), USA
  • Tory Burch (retail), USA
  • Malcolm CasSelle (Internet), USA/China
  • Sean Combs (music and entertainment), USA
  • Nancy Cruickshank (Internet), UK
  • Mark Cuban (Internet), USA
  • Nick D’Aloisio (Internet), UK
  • Aliko Dangote (manufacturing, real estate, oil and gas), Nigeria
  • Jack Dorsey (Internet), USA
  • Helmy Eltoukhy (genomics), USA
  • Shawn Fanning (Internet), USA
  • Jon Fisher (Internet), USA
  • Vishal Gondal (video gaming), India
  • Reid Hoffman (Internet), USA
  • Drew Houston (Internet), USA
  • Arianna Huffington (Internet), USA
  • Steve Huffman (Internet), USA
  • Jessica Huie (greeting cards), UK
  • Mohammed Ibrahim (telecommunication), Sudan
  • Daymond John (clothing), USA
  • Elle Kaplan (finance), USA
  • David Karp (Internet), USA
  • Sal Khan (education), USA
  • Jan Koum (Internet), USA
  • Jeremy Levitt (Internet), Australia
  • Ana Maiques (healthcare), Spain
  • Fadi Makki (trade), Middle East (Lebanon, Qatar)
  • Strive Masiyiwa (telecommunication), Zimbabwe
  • Rudy A. Mazzocchi (healthcare), USA
  • Javier Moll (media), Spain/Australia
  • Dave Morin (Internet), USA
  • Ilya Movshovich (Internet), Russia/USA
  • Rupert Murdoch (media, entertainment), UK/USA
  • Elon Musk (Internet, space, energy, neurotechnology, transportation, infrastructure, artificial intelligence, electric cars), USA/South Africa
  • Andrew Nisbet (catering), UK
  • Phiwa Nkambule (Internet), South Africa
  • Alexis Ohanian (Internet), USA
  • Larry Page (Internet), USA
  • Sean Parker (Internet), USA
  • Melanie Perkins (Internet), Australia
  • Stefano Pessina (healthcare), Italy
  • Michelle Phan (Internet), USA
  • Manny Phesto (music, cannabis/CBD), USA
  • Bhargav Sri Prakash (automotive, education, healthcare), USA/India
  • Azim Premji (information technology services), India
  • Kelsey Ramsden (construction, children’s toys), Canada
  • Burton Rocks (Internet), USA
  • Kevin Rose (Internet), USA
  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Internet), India
  • Param Singh (Internet, property), UK
  • Lane Sutton (Internet), USA
  • Kevin Systrom (Internet), USA
  • Rodrigo Teijeiro (Internet), Argentina/Brazil
  • Wang Jianlin (real estate development), China
  • Emily Weiss (beauty), USA
  • Anne Wojcicki (personal genomics), USA
  • Wu Yajun (property developer), China
  • Malala Yousafzai (education), Pakistan
  • Mark Zuckerberg (Internet), USA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O’Sullivan, Arthur; Sheffrin, Steven M. (2003). Economics: Principles in Action. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458: Pearson Prentice Hall. p. 6. ISBN 0-13-063085-3.CS1 maint: location (link)
  2. ^ Daniela Felisini, Alessandro Torlonia. The Pope’s Banker, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016


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