Famous Oil Barons - List of Famous Oil Barons

The oil industry, better known as the petroleum industry, is one of the major drivers of modern industrial growth and development throughout the world. Petroleum plays a significant role in many industries as it is a major source of fuel oil and petrol. It also provides raw material for various types of chemical industries such as pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, plastics, etc. Petroleum industrialists operate units engaged in the exploration, production, transportation, processing and refining of petroleum products. In many countries like the U.S, the government provides heavy subsidies to these industries which make it an attractive option for investors. Even though petroleum in its crude form had been in usage for thousands of years, its demand as an industrial product began increasing only by the 19th century. It was during the 1850’s that oil wells, refineries and drilling units began springing up all over the world. However, petroleum is a non-renewable natural resource which will eventually be depleted after some years. This looming threat of world oil depletion has made scientists from all over the world look for alternative sources of energy for the future. Read on to browse through a list of world famous oil barons and read their biographies and timelines.

The Most Famous Oil Barons

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Arkadiy AbramovichSeptember 14, 1993RussianArkadiy Abramovich is a Russian entrepreneur
J. Paul GettyDecember 15, 1892British, AmericanJ
Dhirubhai AmbaniDecember 28, 1932IndianDhirubhai Ambani was an Indian entrepreneur who founded Reliance Industries Limited and made it one the largest private sector comapnies in India
Mukesh AmbaniApril 19, 1957IndianMukesh Ambani is an Indian business tycoon, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and is ranked among the richest people in the world
Roman AbramovichOctober 24, 1966RussianRoman Abramovich is a Russian businessman, investor and a politician, who happens to be one of the richest men in the world
Jerry JonesOctober 13, 1942AmericanJerry Jones is an American billionaire businessman, who owns the NFL team ‘Dallas Cowboys’
Andrew William MellonMarch 24, 1855AmericanAndrew Mellon was an American industrialist and philanthropist
Charles KochNovember 1, 1935AmericanCharles Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist who is the co-owner of Koch Industries
Andrew William Mellon

Andrew William Mellon

Andrew Mellon was an American industrialist and philanthropist

AmericanMarch 24, 1855120 views

Charles Koch

Charles Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist who is the co-owner of Koch Industries

Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani is an Indian business tycoon, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and is ranked among the richest people in the world

IndianApril 19, 1957222 views

Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones is an American billionaire businessman, who owns the NFL team ‘Dallas Cowboys’

AmericanOctober 13, 1942152 views

Dhirubhai Ambani

Dhirubhai Ambani was an Indian entrepreneur who founded Reliance Industries Limited and made it one the largest private sector comapnies in India

IndianDecember 28, 1932242 views

Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich is a Russian businessman, investor and a politician, who happens to be one of the richest men in the world

RussianOctober 24, 1966200 views

Arkadiy Abramovich

Arkadiy Abramovich is a Russian entrepreneur

RussianSeptember 14, 1993421 views