J. P. Morgan

1837 - 1913

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John Pierpont Morgan Sr. (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and investment banker who dominated corporate finance on Wall Street throughout the Gilded Age. As the head of the banking firm that ultimately became known as J.P. Morgan and Co., he was the driving force behind the wave of industrial consolidation in the United States spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Over the course of his career on Wall Street, J.P. Morgan spearheaded the formation of several prominent multinational corporations including U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. P. Morgan has received more than 8,292,545 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). J. P. Morgan is the 33rd most popular businessperson (down from 28th in 2019), the 368th most popular biography from United States (down from 332nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Businessperson.

J.P. Morgan was an American financier and banker who founded the company that later became J.P. Morgan Chase. He was responsible for organizing the 1901 merger of the Carnegie Steel Company and other steel and railroad companies to form U.S. Steel. He also helped to form the United States Steel Corporation, which was the world's first billion-dollar corporation. He was also a key player in the formation of the Federal Reserve System.

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Among businesspeople, J. P. Morgan ranks 33 out of 601Before him are P. T. Barnum, Adolf Dassler, Jules Rimet, Andrew Carnegie, Steve Ballmer, and Hugh Hefner. After him are Guccio Gucci, Otto Frank, João Havelange, Robert Bosch, J. Paul Getty, and Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach.

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Among people born in 1837, J. P. Morgan ranks 5Before him are Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Alois Hitler, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, and Grover Cleveland. After him are Mily Balakirev, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Fredrik Bajer, Cosima Wagner, Adam Opel, Marie François Sadi Carnot, and Tokugawa Yoshinobu. Among people deceased in 1913, J. P. Morgan ranks 5Before him are Ferdinand de Saussure, Rudolf Diesel, Alfred Russel Wallace, and George I of Greece. After him are Alfred von Schlieffen, Menelik II, Harriet Tubman, Sophia of Nassau, Lesya Ukrainka, Tobias Asser, and Tokugawa Yoshinobu.

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Among people born in United States, J. P. Morgan ranks 368 out of 18,182Before him are Zodiac Killer (1940), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Mickey Rourke (1952), Ed Gein (1906), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), and Calvin Klein (1942). After him are Paulette Goddard (1910), Faye Dunaway (1941), Rock Hudson (1925), Charles Francis Richter (1900), Jay Leno (1950), and Jennifer Lopez (1969).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, J. P. Morgan ranks 14Before him are Tim Cook (1960), Colonel Sanders (1890), Ray Kroc (1902), P. T. Barnum (1810), Steve Ballmer (1956), and Hugh Hefner (1926). After him are J. Paul Getty (1892), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Ronald Wayne (1934), Robert Kardashian (1944), Mark Zuckerberg (1984), and Martin Cooper (1928).