man of affairs

Definitions of man of affairs
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n a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)

Synonyms:
businessman
Examples:
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Ezra Cornell
United States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D. White) founded Cornell University (1807-1874)
Edward Henry Harriman
United States railway tycoon (1848-1909)
James Jerome Hill
United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916)
Collis Potter Huntington
United States railroad executive who built the western section of the first United States transcontinental railroad (1821-1900)
First Baron Marks of Broughton
English businessman who created a retail chain (1888-1964)
David Sarnoff
United States businessman who pioneered in radio and television broadcasting (1891-1971)
Leland Stanford
United States railroad executive and founder of Stanford University (1824-1893)
George Stephenson
English railway pioneer who built the first passenger railway in 1825 (1781-1848)
Henry Villard
United States railroad magnate and businessman (1835-1900)
John Wanamaker
United States businessman whose business grew into one of the first department stores (1838-1922)
Aaron Montgomery Ward
United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)
Frank Winfield Woolworth
United States businessman who opened a shop in 1879 selling low-priced goods and built it into a national chain of stores (1852-1919)
Rudolf Wurlitzer
United States businessman (born in German) who founded a company to make pipe organs (1831-1914)
William Maxwell Aitken
British newspaper publisher and politician (born in Canada); confidant of Winston Churchill (1879-1964)
Andrew Carnegie
United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919)
Peter Cooper
United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
Glenn Hammond Curtiss
United States industrialist and aviation pioneer (1878-1930)
Gottlieb Daimler
German engineer and automobile manufacturer who produced the first high-speed internal combustion engine (1834-1900)
John Deere
United States industrialist who manufactured plows suitable for working the prairie soil (1804-1886)
George Eastman
United States inventor of a dry-plate process of developing photographic film and of flexible film (his firm introduced roll film) and of the box camera and of a process for color photography (1854-1932)
Henry Ford
United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)
Edsel Bryant Ford
son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)
Henry Ford II
grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987)
Henry Clay Frick
United States industrialist who amassed a fortune in the steel industry (1849-1919)
King Camp Gilette
United States inventor and manufacturer who developed the safety razor (1855-1932)
Meyer Guggenheim
United States industrialist (born in Switzerland) who with his sons established vast mining and metal processing companies (1828-1905)
Alfred Charles William Harmsworth
British newspaper publisher (1865-1922)
Benjamin Harris
publisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673-1713)
William Randolph Hearst
United States newspaper publisher whose introduction of large headlines and sensational reporting changed American journalism (1863-1951)
Henry John Heinz
United States industrialist who manufactured and sold processed foods (1844-1919)
William Henry Hoover
United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)
Howard Robard Hughes
United States industrialist who was an aviator and a film producer; during the last years of his life he was a total recluse (1905-1976)
Friedrich Krupp
German industrialist who manufactured steel in Essen (1787-1826)
Edwin Herbert Land
United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)
First Viscount Nuffield
British industrialist who manufactured automobiles and created a philanthropic foundation (1877-1963)
Wilhelm von Opel
German industrialist who was the first in Germany to use an assembly line in manufacturing automobiles (1871-1948)
Elisha Graves Otis
United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
Robert Owen
Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858)
Sir Frederick Handley Page
English industrialist who pioneered in the design and manufacture of aircraft (1885-1962)
Joseph Pulitzer
United States newspaper publisher (born in Hungary) who established the Pulitzer prizes (1847-1911)
John Davison Rockefeller
United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)
James Edmund Scripps
United States newspaper publisher and half-brother of Edward Wyllis Scripps (1835-1908)
Edward Wyllis Scripps
United States newspaper publisher who founded an important press association; half-brother of James Edmund Scripps (1854-1926)
Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky
United States industrialist (born in Russia) who designed the first four-engine airplane and the first mass-produced helicopter (1889-1972)
Ernest Solvay
Belgian chemist who developed the Solvay process and built factories exploiting it (1838-1922)
Types:
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amalgamator
a businessman who arranges an amalgamation of two or more commercial companies
arb, arbitrager, arbitrageur
someone who engages in arbitrage (who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential)
baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon
a very wealthy or powerful businessman
industrialist
someone who manages or has significant financial interest in an industrial enterprise
oilman
a person who owns or operates oil wells
operator
someone who owns or operates a business
owner, proprietor
(law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business
small businessman
a businessman who runs a business employing less than 100 people
suit
(slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit
syndicator
a businessman who forms a syndicate
transactor
someone who conducts or carries on business or negotiations
bookseller
the proprietor of a bookstore
concessionaire, concessioner
someone who holds or operates a concession
lease giver, lessor
someone who grants a lease
letter
owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire
oil tycoon
a powerful person in the oil business
patron
the proprietor of an inn
proprietress
a woman proprietor
newspaper publisher, publisher
the proprietor of a newspaper
renter
an owner of property who receives payment for its use by another person
restauranter, restaurateur
the proprietor of a restaurant
saloon keeper
the proprietor of a saloon
supermarketeer, supermarketer
an operator of a supermarket
timberman
an owner or manager of a company that is engaged in lumbering
wildcatter
an oilman who drills exploratory wells in territory not known to be an oil field
Type of:
bourgeois, businessperson
a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise

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