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  • John Dustin Archbold (1848 - 1916)
    Vice President of the Standard Oil Trust;Second President of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey Dustin Archbold (1848–1916) was an American capitalist and one of the United States' earliest represe...
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  • Henry Huttleston Rogers (1840 - 1909)
    Henry Huttleston Rogers was a United States capitalist, businessman, industrialist, financier, and philanthropist. He made his fortune in the oil refinery business, becoming a leader at Standard Oil.Bo...
  • John William Mackay (1831 - 1902)
    John William MacKay BIRTH 28 Nov 1831 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland DEATH 20 Jul 1902 (aged 70) London, City of London, Greater London, England BURIAL Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn, Kings County (Broo...
  • Richard Warren Sears (1863 - 1914)
    Warren Sears (December 7, 1863 – September 28, 1914) was a manager, businessman, and the founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company with his partner Alvah Curtis Roebuck.Early lifeRichard W. Sears was born ...

Robber Baron is a pejorative term used for a powerful 19th century businessman. By the 1890s, the term was typically applied to businessmen who were viewed as having used questionable practices to amass their wealth. It combines the sense of criminal ("robber") and illegitimate aristocracy ("baron"). U.S. political and economic commentator Matthew Josephson popularized the term during the Great Depression in a 1934 book by the same title.

List of businessmen who were called robber barons