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Financiers

  • James Hill (1838-1916): Topic Page
    Railroad executive and financier, born near Rockwood, Ontario, Canada. MORE
  • Andrew Mellon (1855 - 1937): Topic Page
    American financier and public official who served as U.S. secretary of the treasury (1921-1932) and endowed the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. MORE
  • J. Pierpont Morgan (1837 - 1913)
    From The Reader's Companion to American History
    Banker and art collector. Morgan headed J. P. Morgan and Company, the most important force in American finance in the quarter century before World War I, a time when the burgeoning American economy grew to be the largest and most powerful in the world.
  • Robert Morris (1734 - 1806): Topic Page
    1734–1806, American merchant, known as the "financier of the American Revolution," and signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Liverpool, England. MORE
  • Rupert Murdoch (1931 - ): Topic Page
    Australian-born US media magnate, founder and head of News Corporation, formed in 1979, with worldwide interests. MORE
  • George Soros (1930 - ): Topic Page
    Hungarian-born US financier and philanthropist. He is the head of Soros Fund Management, and famously made over $1 billion from the collapse of sterling in September 1992 by speculating against the currency on the international markets. MORE
  • Donald Trump (1946 - ): Topic Page
    US billionaire property financier. Trump made his name in the 1980s with a series of property purchases, with tax concessions, from the New York City government. He also built the Trump Tower (1983) on Fifth Avenue for his New York headquarters. MORE
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794 - 1877): Topic Page
    Steamship and railroad developer and financier, born in Port Richmond, Staten I, New York, USA. MORE
  • William Vanderbilt (1821 - 1885): Topic Page
    Railroad developer and financier, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. His father, ‘Commodore’ Cornelius Vanderbilt, regarded him as incapable of playing a role in his business empire, but after William succeeded at running a farm on Staten I and then at turning around the bankrupt Staten Island Railroad (1857–63), his father appointed him vice-president of the New York & Harlem Railroad (1864). MORE

Industrialists & Magnates

Management Theorists & Consultants

  • Peter Drucker (1909 - 2005): Topic Page
    Austrian-born management expert, who emigrated to the USA in 1937 and worked as an economist and political scientist before starting a career as a professor of management in 1950. MORE
  • Gary Hamel (1954 - ): Topic Page
    US management consultant and academic. After teaching at the London Business School for ten years from 1983, he moved back to California to found Strategos, an international consulting firm specializing in strategy. MORE
  • James McKinsey (1889 - 1937): Topic Page
    US management consultant and founder of the global company McKinsey & Co. He was a university professor and a member of an accountancy practice when he founded McKinsey in 1926 to give financial and management advice to corporations. MORE
  • Michael Porter (1947 - ): Topic Page
    US management theorist and expert on competitive strategy. He joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1973 and was appointed the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor in 2000, the fourth faculty member in the school's history to earn the distinction. MORE
  • Frederick Taylor (1856 - 1915): Topic Page
    US engineer, management consultant, and the founder of scientific management. MORE
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