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    Thomas Coram, Foundling Hospital London
  Thomas Coram, Foundling Hospital London
Captain Thomas Coram was a philanthropist who created the London Foundling Hospital to look after unwanted children in Lamb's Conduit Fields, Bloomsbury. It is said to be the world's first incorporated charity. The Foundling Hospital charity conti...
 
    Oglethorpe, Founder State of Georgia
  Oglethorpe, Founder State of Georgia
James Edward Oglethorpe was an English general, a philanthropist, and a founder of the state of Georgia. It was through his initiatives in England in 1732 that the British government authorized the establishment of its first new colony in North Ameri...
 
    Ioannis Varvakis, Greek National Hero
  Ioannis Varvakis, Greek National Hero
Ioannis Varvakis was a distinguished member of the Russian and Greek communities, national hero, member of the Filiki Eteria and benefactor of the places where he lived. Hero of the war for independence Varvakis was a Greek Orthodox Christian w...
 
    Wilberforce, Slave Trade Act 1807
  Wilberforce, Slave Trade Act 1807
William Wilberforce was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming the independent Member of Pa...
 
    Andrew Carnegie, Steel Magnate
  Andrew Carnegie, Steel Magnate
Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, on November 25, 1835. The son of a weaver, he came with his family to the United States in 1848 and settled in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. At age thirteen, Carnegie went to work as a bobbin boy in a cot...
 
    J. P. Morgan, Banker
  J. P. Morgan, Banker
John Pierpont Morgan was an American financier, banker and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. In 1892 Morgan arranged the merger of Edison General Electric and Thompson-Houston Electric Company...
 
    John D. Rockefeller, Industrialist
  John D. Rockefeller, Industrialist
John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. was an American industrialist who played a prominent role in the early oil industry with the founding of Standard Oil (ExxonMobil is the largest of its descendants). Over a forty-year period, Rockefeller built Standard O...
 
    George Eastman, Founder Kodak
  George Eastman, Founder Kodak
George Eastman was an American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Roll film was also the basis for the invention of motion picture film in 1888 by t...
 
    Solomon R. Guggenheim, Art Collector
  Solomon R. Guggenheim, Art Collector
Solomon Robert Guggenheim was an American businessman, art collector, and philanthropist. He started collecting the old masters in the 1890's. He retired in 1919 to become an art collector. In 1926, he met Hilla Rebay. In 1930, they visited Vasily Ka...
 
    Gordon Moore, Moore's Law
  Gordon Moore, Moore's Law
Gordon Earle Moore is the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation and the author of Moore's Law (published in an article 19 April 1965 in Electronics Magazine). Moore's law describes a long-term trend in the history of computing hardwar...
 
    Warren Buffett, Investor
  Warren Buffett, Investor
Warren Edward Buffett was born in Nebraska, Omaha USA on the 30th of August in 1930. He is one of the worlds richest men, with a fortune that is only surpassed by Bill Gates of Microsoft fame. He is considered one of the most successful investors of...
 
    Oprah Winfrey
  Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Gail Winfrey, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American television host, media mogul, and philanthropist. Her internationally-syndicated talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, has earned her multiple Emmy Awards and is the highest-rated tal...
 
    Bill Gates, Founder Microsoft
  Bill Gates, Founder Microsoft
William (Bill) H. Gates is chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. Microsoft had revenues of US$32.19 billion for the fi...
 
    Elon Musk, Founder SpaceX, PayPal, Tesla
  Elon Musk, Founder SpaceX, PayPal, Tesla
Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor and inventor. He is currently the CEO & CTO of SpaceX and CEO & Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors. He is the founder of multiple companies, most notably SpaceX, PayP...
 
         



 
 
         
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