With 481 biographies, Businesspeople are the 26th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Noblemen, Astronauts, and Astronomers.

Pantheon has 485 people classified as businesspeople born between 1389 and 2000. Of these 485, 266 (54.85%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living businesspeople include George Soros, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates. The most famous deceased businesspeople include Howard Hughes, Oskar Schindler, and Pierre de Coubertin.

Living Businesspeople

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Deceased Businesspeople

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Most businesspeople were born in United States (161), United Kingdom (33), and France (25). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (24), London (9), and Paris (7).The most common death places of businesspeople were United States (82), France (18), and United Kingdom (18). By city, these were New York City (12), Los Angeles (10), and Paris (8).

The earliest biographies classified as businesspeople in Pantheon are Christophe Plantin, Jakob Fugger, and Cosimo de' Medici.  The concentration of businesspeople was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier businesspeople are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Businesspeople were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Businesspeople since 1700.

Businesspeople are found within the Business & Law domain which also includes Producers and Lawyers.