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Founders of Famous American Businesses

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  • Elmer Carl Kiekhaefer (1906 - 1983)
    Elmer Carl Kiekhaefer was the founder of Mercury Marine. He took over the fledgeling Thor outboard company, redesigned them to be dependable, and his Mercury Outboard empire grew for there. His factory...
  • P. T. Barnum (1810 - 1891)
    Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, businessman, and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringli...
  • William Wolf Rosenthal (1881 - 1958)
    Maidenform Brands is a manufacturer of women's underwear, founded in 1922 by three people: seamstress Ida Rosenthal; Enid Bissett, who owned the shop that employed her; and Ida's husband, William Rosen...
  • Alexis Ohanian
    Alexis Kerry Ohanian, Sr. (born April 24, 1983) is an American Internet entrepreneur and investor, who is co-founder and executive chairman of the social news website Reddit. He also co-founded the e...
  • Sebastian Thrun
    Sebastian Thrun (born May 14, 1967) is an innovator, entrepreneur educator, and computer scientist from Germany. He is CEO of the Kitty Hawk Corporation, chairman and co-founder of Udacity. Before th...