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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 a Scottish American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He was also one of the highest profile philanthropists of his era and had given away almost 90 percent of hi...
 
    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...
 
    Howard Hughes, Film and Aviation Tycoon   Howard Hughes, Film and Aviation Tycoon
Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was an American business tycoon, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. He was one of the wealthiest people in the world. As a maverick film tycoon, Hughes gained prominence in Hollywo...
 
    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...
 
    Bill Gates, Founder Microsoft   Bill Gates, Founder Microsoft
Bill Gates is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates is the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with P...
 
    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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