Famous Business People - List of Famous Business People

The textbook definition of business is the providing of products, services or both to people in exchange for something from them like money. This activity has been around for centuries and has always had its big guns and the ‘smaller guy’. The earliest form of trading was done using the barter system where one person exchanged a part his product for a service or another product produced by another person. The introduction of money for the trading of goods was introduced in as far back as circa 3000 B.C. Today business refers to an individual or an organization involved in providing services or products to consumers. So who exactly are business people? The simplest answer would be that they are people who have been put in charge of the management and administration of an entity like an organisation as a whole or a major arm of said organisation. The world of business is full of impressive names which have equally impressive stories attached to them and that is why, what follows these words is a list of some of the most famous people from the field of business and a their biographies which includes their life history, achievements, trivia and even timelines.

The Most Famous Business People

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Kristina Sunshine JungAugust 1, 1978AmericanKristina Sunshine Jung is an American entrepreneur and actor, better known as the daughter of drug-smuggler George Jung and his ex-wife, Mirtha Jung.
Jawed KarimOctober 28, 1979German, AmericanJawed Karim is a German-American internet entrepreneur, technologist and co-founder of the video-sharing website, YouTube
Guccio GucciMarch 26, 1881Italian, BritishGuccio Gucci was a famous fashion designer from Florence, Italy, and the founder of the world-renowned fashion brand ‘Gucci.’
Santo VersaceDecember 16, 1944ItalianSanto Domenico Versace is an Italian businessman and politician
Andrew McCollumSeptember 4, 1983AmericanAndrew McCollum is one of the five founders of Facebook
Terry GouOctober 8, 1950TaiwaneseTerry Gou is a Taiwanese business giant who founded the company Foxconn
Ajaypal Banga1960AmericanAjaypal Banga is an Indian-American business executive who is the CEO of MasterCard
Randi ZuckerbergFebruary 28, 1982AmericanRandi Zuckerberg is an American businesswoman
Max PolyakovJune 30, 1977UkrainianMax Polyakov is an international businessman, scientist and philanthropist
Bernie EcclestoneOctober 28, 1930BritishBernie Ecclestone is a reputed British businessman, best known as the former CEO of the ‘Formula One Group.’ This biography profiles his childhood, family, personal life, career, etc.

Shane McMahon

Shane McMahon is an American businessman and professional wrestler

AmericanJanuary 15, 1970137 views

Cecil John Rhodes

Cecil Rhodes was a politician cum businessman who founded the diamond company De Beers

BritishJuly 5, 1853134 views

Dodi Fayed

Dodi Fayed was an Egyptian heir and a film producer

EgyptianApril 15, 1955676 views

Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto is a Japanese video game designer and producer

JapaneseNovember 16, 1952165 views

Nikesh Arora

Nikesh Arora is the former the President and Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank Corp

IndianFebruary 9, 1968140 views

Evan Spiegel

Evan Spiegel is an American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded the mobile application Snapchat

AmericanJune 4, 1990236 views

Masayoshi Son

Masayoshi Son is a Japanese entrepreneur who founded SoftBank, a multinational telecommunications corporation

JapaneseAugust 11, 1957106 views

Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani is an Indian business tycoon who founded the Adani Group

IndianJune 24, 1962116 views

Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi is an Indian businessman counted amongst the richest persons in India

IndianOctober 1, 1955134 views

Andrew William Mellon

Andrew Mellon was an American industrialist and philanthropist

AmericanMarch 24, 1855118 views