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With 604 biographies, Businesspeople are the 24th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Physicists, Wrestlers, and Companions.

Pantheon has 602 people classified as businesspeople born between 1389 and 2000. Of these 602, 315 (52.33%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living businesspeople include Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and George Soros. The most famous deceased businesspeople include Howard Hughes, Pierre de Coubertin, and Oskar Schindler. As of October 2020, 119 new businesspeople have been added to Pantheon including Stanley Ho, Lorenzo Sanz, and Dietmar Hopp.

Living Businesspeople

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Newly Added Businesspeople (2020)

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Most businesspeople were born in United States (225), United Kingdom (47), and Germany (38). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (25), Paris (9), and Moscow (8).The most common death places of businesspeople were United States (111), United Kingdom (30), and Germany (26). By city, these were New York City (15), Los Angeles (11), and Manhattan (11).

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.