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Founders of Famous American Businesses

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  • Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)
    Biographical Summary: "... Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was a prominent American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly lin...
  • Don Valentine
    Donald T. "Don" Valentine (born June 26, 1932) is an influential venture capitalist who concentrates mainly on technology companies in the United States. He has been called the "grandfather of Silico...
  • Nick Woodman
    Nicholas D. "Nick" Woodman (born June 24, 1975) is an American businessman and philanthropist. Woodman is the founder and CEO of GoPro. Early life and education Woodman is the son of Concepcion (...
  • Roger Penske
    Roger S. Penske (born February 20, 1937) is an American entrepreneur who has been involved in professional racing. He is most noted as the owner of the auto racing team Team Penske, the Penske Corpor...
  • Craig Venter
    John Craig Venter (born October 14, 1946) is an American biotechnologist, biochemist, geneticist, and entrepreneur. He is known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome and the first t...