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Founders of Famous American Businesses

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  • Henry John "Jack" Heinz, II (1908 - 1987)
    Henry John Heinz II, best known as Jack Heinz, (1908–1987) was an American business executive and CEO of the H. J. Heinz Company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was the grandson a...
  • S. Truett Cathy (1921 - 2014)
    Samuel Truett Cathy (March 14, 1921 – September 8, 2014), known as S. Truett Cathy, was the founder of Chick-fil-A, an American fast food restaurant chain based in the Atlanta suburb of College ...
  • Mark Zuckerberg
    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. As of A...
  • John W Nordstrom (1871 - 1963)
    He was born Johan Nordström (later anglicizing it to "John") in the village of Alvik, near Luleå, Sweden, and 60 miles from the Arctic Circle. Nordstrom's father, a blacksmith, wainwrig...
  • Harry Ford Sinclair (1876 - 1956)
    Harry Ford Sinclair (July 6, 1876 - November 10, 1956) was an American industrialist. Founder of Sinclair Oil, he was implicated in the 1920s Teapot Dome Scandal and served six months in prison for j...

The founders of American companies of world renown.