Jeanne Lanvin

French haute couture fashion designer & founder of the Lanvin fashion house & Lanvin Parfums.

Jean-Claude Beton

Algerian French businessman, agricultural engineer, entrepreneur, & founder of the soft drink maker, Orangina.

Elizabeth Arden

Canadian American businesswoman who founded the Elizabeth Arden cosmetics empire, born in 1881.

Andrew Carnegie

Scottish American industrialist & philanthropist who expanded the American steel industry in the late 19th century.

Wilhelm Carl Keppler

German businessman born in 1882. One of Hitler’s early financial backers & later economic advisor.

François Blanc

French entrepreneur & operator of casinos born 1806. Known as “The Magician” of Monte Carlo & Hamburg.

Hetty Green

American businesswoman & financier born in 1834. Known as the “Witch of Wallstreet” & a cheapskate.

John Heinz

American businessman & Republican politician born in 1938. Son of the heir to the H.J. Heinz Company.

Liliane Bettencourt

French heiress, socialite, businesswoman, & richest woman in the world at the time of her death in 2017.

Maurizio Gucci

Italian businessman & former head of Gucci fashion house born in 1948. Assassinated in 1995.