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Business Heroes

Alfred P. Sloan
was a brilliant businessman whose legacy and philanthropy continue to propel science and technology.

Alice Waters
created the world famous Edible Schoolyard Project.

Andrew Carnegie
let his heart and not his wealth guide him through life.

Anita Roddick
is an activist for social and environmental change.

Benjamin Franklin
was a scientist, inventor, visionary, statesman and philosopher.

Bill Porter
was an optimist who didn't let cerebral palsy keep him from following his dream to be a salesman.

Blake Mycoskie
founded TOMS Shoes to bring shoes to children who don't have them.

Bruno Serato
is a chef who feeds 300 children at his restaurant every night, 7 nights a week.

Caine Monroy
created a cardboard arcade and launched a movement.

Charles Francis Feeney
is a generous businessman who founded the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Chris Gardner
Chris Gardner is a businessman and motivational speaker who encourages others to never give up.

Danny Thomas
is the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

David Packard
was the co-founder of Hewlett Packard and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Dolores Olmedo Patino
was a Mexican businesswoman, philanthropist, and art collector.

Frank Zamboni
developed the world's first ice resurfacer machine used on ice rinks.

Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel
revolutionized women's fashion and empowered women

George Lucas
is both an artist and a business hero.

Henry Buhl
started Project Comeback to help recovering homeless people find work.

Henry Ford
introduced the world to a new era in personal transportation.

Hiroshi Yamauchi
was the inventor of Nintendo 64, the Gamecube, and Pokeman.

Irwin
kept a dream and family bagel business alive

Jack Odell
was an English engineer who invented the Matchbox car for his daughter.

James Rouse
initiated the Enterprise Foundation to provide housing for low-income families.

Jerry Yang
co-founded Yahoo! Inc.

John Tu
founder of Kingston Technology is also a musician and a supporter of the Freedom Writers.

Leonard Abess
is known for his generosity to others and commitment to caring for the environment.

Madam C.J. Walker
used her business success to fight discrimination and open doors for others.

Magic Johnson
inspires others with his basketball talents and philanthropic work.

Marcus Samuelsson
is an Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised chef and restaurant owner who focuses on the food needs of the world.


Millard and Linda Fuller
founded Habitat for Humanity.

Milton S. Hershey
made a fortune through his love of chocolate.

Muhammad Yunus
developed micro banking for poor entreprenuers.

Nicholas Negroponte
created a low-cost laptop for children in the developing world.

Nirvan Mullick
is a filmmaker who spotted 'the perfect moment' when he filmed Caine's Arcade.

Oprah Winfrey
was honored by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity .

Paul Newman
through his comestibles, earns millions of dollars for charity.

Pleasant T. Rowland
created the American Girls Collection.

Ray Anderson
is a pioneer of environmental technologies.

Robyn Van En
worked to save organic farming businesses in North America.

Sally Fox
produced a cotton that naturally comes in different colors.

Simon Velez
is a prize winning architect who uses sustainable materials.

Soichiro Honda
was a successful inventor and businessman who built the Honda Motor Company.

Unreasonable At Sea
radical experiment in global entrepreneurship to solve the greatest challenges of our time.

Walt Disney
was both a visionary artist and an entrepreneur.

Walt Disney
was both a visionary artist and an entrepreneur.

William Henry Gates III
co-founder of Microsoft, is devoted to humanitarian causes around the world.

 


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