America's greatest business tycoons

These are the individuals who helped build the USA

Stars Insider

24/06/23 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Business

Some of America's most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs emerged during the country's Gilded Age—which spanned most of the latter half of the 19th century, from around 1870 to 1900. These captains of industry made a huge impact in the United States and around the world in their respective careers, be it in oil, railroads, automobiles, shipping, finance, publishing, the sciences, and even politics. Later, equally shrewd and enterprising individuals would make their mark in photography, cinema, and information technology. All amassed great wealth, though some employed ethically questionable business practices to become known as robber barons. So, who are the tycoons that helped build the USA?

Click through for a richly rewarding look at America's top industrialists and business magnates.

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