J. P. Morgan

1837 - 1913

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John Pierpont Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and 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. Steel, International Harvester and General Electric which subsequently fell under his supervision. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. P. Morgan has received more than 7,613,917 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). J. P. Morgan is the 28th most popular businessperson (up from 33rd in 2019), the 332nd most popular biography from United States (up from 345th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American 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 28 out of 604Before him are Ludwig Erhard, Colonel Sanders, Andrew Carnegie, Hugh Hefner, Tim Cook, and Jules Rimet. After him are J. Paul Getty, Florentino Pérez, P. T. Barnum, Robert Bosch, Ettore Bugatti, and Steve Ballmer.

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Among people born in 1837, J. P. Morgan ranks 6Before him are Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Alois Hitler, Mily Balakirev, and Grover Cleveland. After him are Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Marie François Sadi Carnot, Cosima Wagner, Adam Opel, Fredrik Bajer, and Tokugawa Yoshinobu. Among people deceased in 1913, J. P. Morgan ranks 5Before him are Ferdinand de Saussure, Rudolf Diesel, George I of Greece, and Alfred Russel Wallace. After him are Alfred von Schlieffen, Menelik II, Josephine Cochrane, Harriet Tubman, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Sophia of Nassau, and August Bebel.

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Among people born in United States, J. P. Morgan ranks 332 out of 15,968Before him are Grover Cleveland (1837), Rock Hudson (1925), Dan Brown (1964), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), and Irvin D. Yalom (1931). After him are J. Paul Getty (1892), Joe Frazier (1944), Martin Sheen (1940), Pete Conrad (1930), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), and Stevie Wonder (1950).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, J. P. Morgan ranks 11Before him are David Rockefeller (1915), Vince McMahon (1945), Ray Kroc (1902), Colonel Sanders (1890), Hugh Hefner (1926), and Tim Cook (1960). After him are J. Paul Getty (1892), P. T. Barnum (1810), Steve Ballmer (1956), Robert Kardashian (1944), Jeff Bezos (1964), and Robert Kiyosaki (1947).