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Founders of Famous American Businesses

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  • Bill Bain (1937 - 2018)
    William Worthington Bain Jr. (July 30, 1937 – January 16, 2018) was an American management consultant, known for his role as one of the founders of the management consultancy that bears his name, Bai...
  • Ryan Cohen
    Ryan Cohen (born 1985 or 1986) is a Canadian entrepreneur and activist investor. He founded e-commerce company Chewy in 2011, and was the company's chief executive office (CEO) until 2018. Cohen is t...
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    Lynda Weinman
    Lynda Weinman is an American business owner, computer instructor, and author, who founded an online software training website,, with her husband, Bruce Heavin. was acquired by onlin...
  • Carl Laemmle (1867 - 1939)
    See Wikipedia... * See article in The New York Times... * See video 100 Years of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era Carl Laemmle (January 17, 1867 in Laupheim, Germany – September 24, 1939 in Los Angeles,...
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    Sgt. James Leo Houston (1924 - 2007)
    The following obit provided by member Ms. Clyde (#46994776):James Leo Houston, 82, of Marietta, died Monday, October 15, 2007. Service will be 2pm Thursday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Cremat...

The founders of American companies of world renown.