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franchised McDonald's from the McDonald's brothers (then bought it outright) & built it into global empire
founder and CEO of International Business Machines (IBM) from 1914-1956
founder and CEO of Amazon/purchased Washington Post in 2013
current Apple CEO
Indian-American/became CEO of Microsoft in 2014
known as the Oracle of Omaha/CEO of Berkshire Hathaway/still lives in $31,500 house he purchased in 1958 in Omaha
founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Russian-born American computer scientist/President and co-founder of Google with Larry Page
CEO of Solar City, Tesla, and Space X
became 1st female CEO of GM in early 2016
began business career by buying a Ben Franklin variety store in Arkansas (eventually expanded to 16)/founded Walmart and Sam's Club/died in 1992
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founder of namesake company with Alvah Roebuck/revolutionized retail by selling mailorder by catalog/namesake tower in Chicago
was an executive at AT&T and Lucent Technologies before becoming CEO of Hewlett Packard/1st female CEO of a top 20 company/ran in 2016 Republican Presidential primary
founder of Chick-fil-A
Australian-born American CEO of News Corporation which owns Fox News, Sky News, National Geographic, and Brit newspapers The Sun, The Times, and The Sunday Times
founded namesake retail store chain in 1902 in Kemmerer, WY/lost all personal wealth in 1929 crash but recovered/taught employee Sam Walton to wrap packages when visiting store
CEO of Alphabet Inc (subsidiaries include Google, Calico, GV, CapitalG, Verily, Waymo, X, Nest Labs and Google Fiber)/co-founded Google with Sergey Brin
co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen/founded namesake philanthropic foundation with wife Melinda
founder and executive chairman of Alibaba/richest man in Asia
founder of namesake company (now Footlocker) that ran Five-and-Dime stores/1st fixed price stores (no haggling)/built namesake skyscraper in NYC in cash (was tallest in the world)
co-founder of Apple with Steve Wozniak/CEO of Apple, Pixar, and NeXT until his death in 2011

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