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Elon Musk

Elon Reeve Musk is an engineer, industrial designer, and technology entrepreneur. He is a citizen of South Africa, Canada, and the United States. He is the founder, CEO and chief engineer/designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2018. In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People, and was ranked joint-first on the Forbes list of the Most Innovative Leaders of 2019. He has a net worth of $44.2 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 20th-richest person in the world. He is the longest tenured CEO of any automotive manufacturer globally.

Business and economy, Science

Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American internet and aerospace entrepreneur, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, chief executive officer, and president of Amazon. The first centi-billionaire on the Forbes wealth index, Bezos was named the "richest man in modern history" after his net worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018. In September 2018, Forbes described him as "far richer than anyone else on the planet" as he added $1.8 billion to his net worth when Amazon became the second company in history to reach a market cap of $1 trillion.

Business and economy, Science

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. Zuckerberg is known for co-founding and leading Facebook as its chairman and chief executive officer. He also co-founded and is a board member of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot.

Business and economy

Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops. As of August 2018, Ortega had a net worth of $69.5 billion, making him the second-wealthiest person in Europe after Bernard Arnault, and the fifth-wealthiest in the world.

Business and economy

Sam Walton

Samuel Moore Walton was an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. grew to be the world’s largest corporation by revenue as well as the biggest private employer in the world. At one point in his life, he was the richest man in America.

Business and economy

Leonardo Del Vecchio

Leonardo Del Vecchio is an Italian businessman, founder and chairman of Luxottica Group. The group is the world's largest producer and seller of glasses and lenses, with a total of 77,734 employees and over 7,000 stores. As of January 2018, Del Vecchio was estimated by Forbes to have a net worth of $21.9 billion, making him the second richest man in Italy, and the 47th richest person in the world.

Movies, TV, Art, Politics, Business and economy

Donald Trump

Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality.

Art, Business and economy, Technology and industry

George Eastman

George Eastman was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Roll film was also the basis for the invention of motion picture film stock in 1888 by the world's first film-makers Eadweard Muybridge and Louis Le Prince, and a few years later by their followers Léon Bouly, William Kennedy Dickson, Thomas Edison, the Lumière Brothers, and Georges Méliès.

Business and economy

Vagit Alekperov

Vagit Yusufovich Alekperov is an Azerbaijani and Russian businessman, the president of the leading Russian oil company LUKOIL.

Business and economy

Rupert Murdoch

Keith Rupert Murdoch, is an Australian-born American media mogul who founded News Corp.

Entertainment, Business and economy

Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer of Italian origin, with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a personal fortune of $8.1 billion as of 2017. He is credited with pioneering red-carpet fashion.

Sports, Society, Politics, Business and economy

Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian media tycoon and politician who has served as Prime Minister of Italy in four governments.

Business and economy

William Wrigley Jr.

William L. Wrigley Jr. was an American chewing gum industrialist. He was founder and eponym of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in 1891. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wrigley Jr. is rumored to have co-founded his namesake company with a lesser-known Canadian named M. Bessemer, who was a close childhood friend of Wrigley Jr.

Movies, Music, Entertainment, Art, Business and economy

Beyoncé

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.

Business and economy

William C. Durant

William Crapo "Billy" Durant was a leading pioneer of the United States automobile industry, who created the system of multi-brand holding companies with different lines of cars; and the co-founder of General Motors with Frederic L. Smith, and of Chevrolet with Louis Chevrolet. He also founded Frigidaire.