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Andrew Carnegie
Scottish-American Who Developed America’s Steel Industry
Known as the world’s 2nd wealthiest man behind John D Rockefeller
Bill Gates
Leader of Microsoft
World’s richest man for thirteen straight years
Borje Ekholm
Pres and CEO of Swedish Company Investor AB
Formerly held SAAB which was later sold to General Motors
Conrad Hilton
Founded Hilton Hotels
Grandfather of celebrity Paris Hilton
Donald Trump
Famous American CEO Who Has Appeared in Commercials for Dominos, Pizza Hut, and Visa Card
Listed with $2.7 billion in assets by Forbes
Eric Schmidt
Chairman and CEO of Google Inc.
He is a hobbyist aviator
Herb Kelleher
Chairman of Southwest Airlines
Created the company’s concept on a cocktail napkin in a San Antonio restaurant in 1971
Jack Welch
CEO of General Electric (1981-2001)
Named “Manager of the Century” by Fortune magazine in 1999
James Packer
Australian Publisher (PBL) and Billionaire
In 2001 he lost $300 million in the One.Tel deal
Jess Livermore
Famous As “Boy Plunger” for Short Selling During the Market Crashes of 1907 and 1929
Committed suicide at age 63
Lee Iacocca
Employees Spelled His Name With This Mnemonic: I Am Chairman Of Chrysler Corp Always
Has the world’s largest collection of Matchbox cars
Li Ka-Shing
Chairman of Hutchison Whampoa LTD in Hong Kong
Asia’s Most Powerful Man by Asiaweek (2000)
Mark Hurd
CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Began his career at NCR as a field salesman in 1980
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
President of YUKOS (petroleum) - The World’s 16th Wealthiest Man
Arrested in 2003 for not paying his Russian taxes
Oprah Winfrey
Leader of Harpo Productions and Oxygen
Net worth of $1.3 billion
Peter Lynch
Successful Wall Street Stock Investor and Philanthropist
Coined the term “ten-bagger”
Ray Kroc
Founder of McDonald’s Corp
Started out as a milkshake machine salesman
Richard Branson
Founder of Virgin Records
Knighted by the Queen in 1999
Robert Iger
Pres and CEO of The Walt Disney Co Since 2000
Brought back Roy Disney as Director Emeritus in 2004
Robert Kiyosaki
Author of “Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing”
Inventor of adult board games, motivational speaker, and writer for Yahoo Finance
Roman Abramovich
Majority Shareholder in Sibneft and RusAl (aluminum)
Named wealthiest man in Russia in 2005
Rupert Murdoch
Famous Media Baron That Owned British, Australian, and American Newspapers
Criticized for using his media power for political purposes
Takeo Fukui
President and CEO of Honda Motor Co
Holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Chemistry
Warren Buffett
Called “Most Successful Investor of All Time”
Nicknamed “The Miracle of Omaha”

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