The Wealthy 100:
From Benjamin Franklin to Bill Gates - A Ranking of the Richest Americans, Past and Present


The list below is from the book The Wealthy 100: From Benjamin Franklin to Bill Gates - A Ranking of the Richest Americans, Past and Present, Citadel Press (1996), written by Michael Klepper and Robert Gunther.
John D. RockefellerOil 
Cornelius VanderbiltShipping 
John Jacob AstorFur/Land 
Stephen GirardBanking 
Andrew CarnegieSteel 
Alexander Turney StewartRetailing 
Frederick WeyerhaeuserLumber 
Jay GouldFinance 
Stephen Van RensselaerLand (inherit) 
Marshall FieldRetailing/Land 
Henry FordAutomobiles 
Andrew W. MellonBanking 
Richard B. MellonBanking 
Sam Moore WaltonRetailing 
James G. FairMining 
William WeightmanChemicals 
Moses TaylorBanking 
Russell SageFinance 
John I. BlairRailroads 
Cyrus H. K. CurtisPublishing 
Edward Henry HarrimanRailroads 
Henry Huddleston RogersOil 
John Pierpont MorganFinance 
Col. Oliver H. PayneOil/Finance 
Henry C. FrickSteel 
Collis Potter HuntingtonRailroads 
Peter A. WidenerCity Transit 
James Cair FloodMining 
Nicholas LongworthLand 
Philip Danforth ArmourMeatpacking 
Bill GatesSoftware 
Mark HopkinsRailroads 
Edward ClarkSewing machines 
Leland StanfordRailroads 
William RockefellerOil 
Hetty GreenFinance 
James Jerome HillRailroads 
Elias Hasket DerbyMerchant/Shipping 
Warren BuffettFinance 
Claus SpreckelsSugar 
George PeabodyFinance 
Charles CrockerRailroads 
William Andrews ClarkMining 
George EastmanPhotography 
Charles L. TiffanyJewelry 
Thomas Fortune RyanCity Transit 
Edward Stephen HarknessOil (inheritance) 
Henry M. FlaglerOil/Resorts 
James Buchanan DukeTobacco 
Israel ThorndikeMerchant/Shipping 
William S. O'BrienMining 
Issac Merritt SingerSewing machines 
George HearstMining 
John HancockMerchant/ShippingCongregationalist
John W. GarrettRailroads 
John W. MackayMining 
Julius RosenwaldCatalog retailing 
George F. BakerBanking 
George WashingtonLand 
Anthony N. BradyTransit/Utilities 
Adolphus BuschBeer 
John T. DorranceCanned goods 
George M. PullmanRailroad cars 
Robert Wood Johnson, Jr.Medical supplies 
John Francis DodgeAutomobiles 
Horace Elgin DodgeAutomobiles 
J. Paul GettyOil 
William H. AspinwallShipping 
Johns HopkinsMerchant/Railroads 
John Werner KlugeCommunications 
Samuel ColtGuns 
James StillmanBanking 
William Collins WhitneyTransit 
William ThawCanals/Railroads 
Paul AllenSoftware 
Cyrus H. McCormickFarm equipment 
Arthur Vining DavisAluminum 
Thomas Handasyd PerkinsMerchant/Shipping 
Joseph PulitzerPublishing 
Daniel Willis JamesMerchant 
Howard HughesOil/Aviation 
Frank W. WoolworthRetailing 
John McDonoghLand 
Samuel SlaterTextiles 
August BelmontFinance 
Benjamin FranklinLand/Printing 
Sumner MurrayRedstone Communications 
Capt. RobertDollar Shipping 
Richard WarrenSears Catalog retailing 
H. L. HuntOil 
Jay VanDirect merchandising 
Richard Marvin DeVosDirect merchandising 
Henry PhippsSteel 
Lawrence J. EllisonSoftware 
Ronald Owen PerelmanFinance 
Peter Chardon BrooksMerchant/Shipping 
Charles W. PostCereals 
Samuel I. NewhousePublishing 
William Wrigley, Jr.Chewing gum 
David PackardComputers 

Movers & Shakers:
The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business


The list below is from the book Movers & Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business (Bloomsbury Publishing: Cambridge, MA, © 2003). The 100 names in this book are listed grouped in two different sections, and listed alphabetically.

Text from the back cover:

Ultimately, business is about people--investors, visionaries, courageous leaders who forge new paths. Movers and Shakers brings to life 100 men and women who built companies and industries, created new ways of doing business, or advanced the art and science of management. From the robber barons of the early, brawny years of the twentieth century to the techno-wizards at the beginning of the twenty-first, Movers and Shakers introduces the gurus and giants who left indelible marks on the business landscape.

Expanding on the rich database of information assembled for the landmark reference Business: The Ultimate Resource, and including many completely original entries, this book reveals the defining moments that changed business history. Colorful, incisive, and entertaining, Movers and Shakers illuminates the larger-than-life figures who have, indeed, created business as we know it today.

Management Thinkers

R. Meredith Belbin1926-
Warren Bennis1925-
Kenneth Blanchard1939-
Dale Carnegie1888-1955
Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.1918-Episcopalian
Stephen R. Covey1932-Latter-day Saint
W. Edwards Deming1900-1993
Peter Drucker1909-
Mary Parker Follett1868-1933
Ghoshal and Bartlett
Frank and Lillian Gilbreth1868-1924 (Frank); 1878-1972 (Lillian)
Charles Handy1932-
Frederick Herzberg1923-2000
Joseph M. Juran1904-
Rosabeth Moss Kantor1943-
Kaplan and Norton
Thodore Levitt1925-
Niccolo Machiavelli1469-1527Catholic
Ikujiro Nonaka1935-
Kenichi Ohmae1943-
Tom Peters1942-
Michael Porter1947-
Edgar Schein1928-
Adam Smith1723-1790Liberal Protestant
Sun Tzuc. 400
Frederick Winslow Taylor1856-1915
Max Weber1864-1920


Business Giants

Marc Andreessen1971
Phileas Taylor Barnum1810-1891Universalist
Lord Beaverbrook (William Maxwell Aitken)1879-1964
Jeffrey Bezos1964-
William Boeing1881-1956
Richard Branson1950-atheist
Warren Buffett1930-atheist
Leo Burnett1891-1971
Andrew Carnegie1835-1919Presbyterian
Willis Haviland Carrier1876-1950
Walter Percy Chrysler1875-1940
Jim Clark1944-
Michael Dell1965-Jewish
Walter Elias Disney (Walt Disney)1901-1966Congregationalist
James Buchanan Duke1856-1925
George Eastman1854-1932
Thomas Alva Edison1847-1931Congregationalist; agnostic
Michael Eisner1942-Jewish
Larry Ellison1944-Jewish
Enzo Ferrari1898-1988Catholic
Henry Ford1863-1947Protestant
Bill Gates1955-
Harold Geneen1910-1997
Louis Frederick Gerstner1942-
Jean Paul Getty1892-1976
King Camp Gillette1855-1932
Roberto Goizueta1931-1997
Andrew S. Grove1936-Jewish
William Randolph Hearst1863-1951Catholic
Milton Snavely Hershey1857-1945Jewish
Conrad Nicholson Hilton1887-1979Catholic
Soichiro Honda1906-1992
Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.1905-1975
Lee Iacocca1924-Catholic
Steve Jobs1955-2003Lutheran; Buddhist
Phil Knight1938-
Ray Kroc1902-1984
Edwin Land1909-1991
Estee Lauder1908-Jewish
Ralph Lauren1939Jewish
Henry Robinson Luce1898-1967
Konosuke Matsushita1894-1989
Louis B. Mayer1885-1957Jewish
Cyrus Hall McCormick1809-1884
Scott McNealy1954-
Charles Merrill1855-1956
J. P. Morgan1837-1913Episcopalian
Akio Morita1921-1999
Rupert Murdoch1931-Jewish and/or Catholic
David Ogilby1911-1999
Jorma Jaakko Ollila1950-
Pierre Omidyar1967-
David Packard1912-1996
John H. Patterson1844-1922
Arthur Rock1926Jewish
John D. Rockefeller1839-1937Baptist
Anita Roddick1942-
Julius Rosenwald1862-1932Jewish
David Sarnoff1891-1970Jewish
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.1875-1955
Martha Stewart1941-Catholic
Levi Strauss1829-1902Jewish
Eiji Toyoda1913-
Robert Edward Turner III (Ted Turner)1938-raised Catholic/Episcopal;
now agnostic or atheist
Cornelius Vanderbilt1794-1877
Samuel Walton1918-1992Presbyterian
Paul Warburg1868-1932Jewish
Thomas J. Watson, Sr.1874-1956
Jack Welch1935-
Frederick Weyerhaeuser1834-1914
Oprah Winfrey1954-Protestant
Robert Winship Woodruff1889-1985
Frank Winfield Woolworth1852-1919

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