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Robert Anderson (1917 - 2009): Topic Page
US oil executive and environmentalist. Anderson created Atlantic Richfield (ARCO, part of UK oil company BP since 2000) in 1966 after the merger of the Atlantic Refining and Richfield Petroleum oil companies.
John DeLorean (1925 - 2005): Topic Page
US automobile executive and engineer, who left a successful career at General Motors in 1973 to build a futuristic sports car.
Walt Disney (1901-1966): Topic Page
US film producer, animator, and pioneer of family entertainment, whose career spanned the development of the motion picture medium, and opened Disneyland, his first theme park.
Michael Eisner (1942 - ): Topic Page
US entertainment executive whose leadership had transformed the Walt Disney Company into a major media conglomerate by the mid-1990s.
Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974): Topic Page
US film producer. He founded the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation in 1917, which merged into Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1924, although he was not part of the deal.
Hugh Hefner (1926 - ): Topic Page
US publisher, founder of Playboy magazine in 1953.
Calvin Klein (1942 - ): Topic Page
US fashion designer, founder of Calvin Klein Inc., who became known for his simple clothing lines and perfume items. He founded the company in 1968, popularized designer jeans in the 1970s, and revolutionized fashion advertising in the 1980s.
Marshall Field (1834 - 1906): Topic Page
American merchant, b. Conway, Mass. In 1856, after five years' apprenticeship in a general store in Pittsfield, Mass., he went to Chicago and became a clerk for Cooley, Wadsworth & Co., a leading dry-goods house there, of which he became a junior partner in 1862.
William Morris (1834 - 1896): Topic Page
Poet, designer of textiles and wallpaper, successful businessman, father (often so-called) of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Thomas Watson Jr. (1914 - 1993): Topic Page
US business executive. As president of IBM (International Business Machines) 1952-56, he placed the company at the center of the industry.
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ): Topic Page
American talk-show host, producer, and actress. Producer and host of The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986-present), Winfrey has also acted in films such as The Color Purple (1985) and Beloved (1998).
Apple: Topic Page
US computer and electronics company, manufacturer of the iPod MP3 music player, iPhone multimedia mobile telephone, and more.
Coca-Cola: Topic Page
Trade name of a sweetened, carbonated drink, originally made with coca leaves and flavoured with cola nuts.
Enron Corporation: Topic Page
U.S. company that in 2001 became the largest bankruptcy and stock collapse in U.S. history up to that time.
From The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide Italian vehicle manufacturer founded in 1899, now one of Europe's largest companies. It remains in the control of the founding Agnelli family. Fiat's core automotive operations are focused in three main business areas: motor cars; agricultural and construction equipment; and trucks and commercial vehicles.
Ford Motor Company: Topic Page
The company, based in Detroit, Michigan, is the world's third largest motor manufacturer after General Motors and Toyota.
IBM: Topic Page
A Multinational company, IBM is the largest manufacturer of computers in the world.
Microsoft: Topic Page
US corporation, now the world's largest software supplier, based in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975.
Rolls-Royce: Topic Page
Industrial company manufacturing luxury cars and aeroplane engines. It was founded in 1906 by Henry Royce and Charles Rolls and was later nationalized by the British government in 1971 and then divided from 1973 into two separate business entities.
The New York Times: Topic Page
US newspaper, established as a penny paper in 1851 and aimed at an educated, cultured readership. It began as a paper for New York but has grown into a world-respected daily newspaper, distributed nationally, renowned for its objectivity, broad coverage, and excellent reporting.