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With 847 biographies, Businesspeople are the 23rd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Wrestlers, Mathematicians, and Physicists.


Pantheon has 853 people classified as businesspeople born between 1389 and 2000. Of these 853, 455 (53.34%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living businesspeople include Bill Gates, Sepp Blatter, and Larry Ellison. The most famous deceased businesspeople include Cecil Rhodes, Howard Hughes, and Pierre de Coubertin. As of April 2024, 148 new businesspeople have been added to Pantheon including Amschel Mayer Rothschild, Johnny Kitagawa, and Salomon Mayer von Rothschild.

Living Businesspeople

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Deceased Businesspeople

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Newly Added Businesspeople (2024)

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Most businesspeople were born in United States (310), United Kingdom (68), and Germany (59). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (32), Moscow (12), and Chicago (10).The most common death places of businesspeople were United States (155), United Kingdom (42), and France (35). By city, these were New York City (23), Tokyo (11), and Los Angeles (11).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as businesspeople in Pantheon are Jakob Fugger, Giovanni di Cosimo de' Medici, 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.