mogul

If you’re the type of person who likes to be in charge, you may have dreams of becoming a mogul — that is, a powerful businessperson.

The word mogul can refer to any powerful person — a studio mogul is a bigwig in the movie business, for example. The Mogul (or Mughal) Dynasty conquered India in the 16th century, and remained in power for hundreds of years. As a result, the word mogul became synonymous with "leader" or "ruler." A mogul is also a bump in a ski slope, but that root word is German.

Definitions of mogul
  1. noun
    a very wealthy or powerful businessperson
    synonyms: baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, power, top executive, tycoon
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    types:
    oil tycoon
    a powerful person in the oil business
    type of:
    businessman, man of affairs
    a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
  2. noun
    a bump on a ski slope
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    type of:
    bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling
    something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
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