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This is a list of business alumni from the University of Michigan.
- J. Robert Beyster (COE: BSE, MS, Ph.D.), chairman, president, and CEO of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
- William Davidson (BUS: BBA 1947) - finance and entertainment; founder of the William Davidson Institute at the Ross School of Business. Son Ethan, a Michigan graduate, inherits control of his foundation.
- Bharat Desai (BUS: MBA 1981) - co-founder, president, and CEO of Syntel.
- Stanley Druckenmiller (MDNG: Ph.D., Econometrics) - Formerly worked with George Soros, he co-founded Duquesne Capital
- Henry Engelhardt (B.A.) is the founder and Chief Executive of Admiral Group, a British motor insurance company.
- Brad Keywell (BUS: BBA 1991; LAW: JD 1993) - co-founder and principal of Groupon.
- Eric Paul Lefkofsky (J.D. 1993) - serial entrepreneur; angel investor in Groupon. Lefkofsky was added to the Forbes list of billionaires in 2011.
- Tom S. Monaghan (MDNG) - founder and former owner of Domino's Pizza
- Charlie Munger (MDNG) - Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Munger has donated in excess of $25 million for library and Lawyers Club renovations.
- Larry Page (COE: BSE 1995) - co-founder of Google
- Jorge M. Perez (B.A., M.U.P 1976) - Real estate developer
- Stephen M. Ross (BUS: BBA 1962) - real estate developer; donated $100 million to the Ross School of Business, which is named in his honor
- Kavitark Ram Shriram (BUS: MBA) - Sherpalo Ventures; called "perhaps the most sought-after angel investor in Silicon Valley" by the International Herald Tribune; member of the board of Google (1998–present).
- Dr. Homer Stryker (MED: M.D. 1925; D. 1980) - founder of Stryker Corporation a medical device company
- A. Alfred Taubman (MDNG: HLLD 1948) - founder of the Taubman Company. His cumulative lifetime donations total roughly $141 million, making him the largest donor in Michigan's history.
- Preston Robert (Bob) Tisch (A.B. 1948) - chairman of the Loews Corporation; United States Postmaster General (1986–88); former owner of 50 percent of the New York Giants His wife, Joan Tisch (A.B. 1948)-- also a University of Michigan graduate—has replaced him on the Forbes 400 list.
- Bruce Wasserstein (A.B.) - mergers and acquisitions specialist
- Sam Wyly (BUS: MBA 1957) - serial entrepreneur; owner of the Bonanza Restaurants chain.
- Samuel Zell (LAW: AB 1963, JD 1966) - real estate developer and founder of Equity Office Properties (EOP); former chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).
- Niklas Zennström (MDNG) - sold his share of internet telephony company Skype to eBay
- Dave Barger, President and Chief Operating Officer of JetBlue. Named to additional title of CEO in 2007.
- Steve Blank (MDNG) is a Silicon Valley-based retired serial entrepreneur, founder and/or part of 8 start up companies in California’s Silicon Valley.
- Henry W. Bloch, (B.S. 1944), co-founder and former president of H&R Block Inc.
- Louis Borders, (BA 1969) co-founded Borders, with brother Tom (MA 1966).
- Donald N. Frey, (BS MTL 1947, MSE 1949, PhD 1951, D. Eng. hon. 1967), chairman and CEO of Bell & Howell for 17 years. In 1990, he received the National Medal of Technology in a White House ceremony.
- James John (J.J.) Hagerman (1857) (March 23, 1838 - September 13, 1909) was an American industrialist who owned mines, railroads and corporate farms in the American West in the late 19th century and early 20th century. He was one of the most influential men in territorial New Mexico.
- Gerrard Wendell “(G.W.)” Haworth, (COE: MA) the founding chairman of Haworth, Inc. a manufacturer of office environments that grew from a garage-shop venture in 1948 to a $1.4 billion, global corporation.
- Denise Illitch (BA 1977) - businesswoman; president of privately held Ilitch Holdings, which manages the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesars, Fox Theatre, and other Detroit-area businessesp owner and publisher of Ambassador Magazine; owner of Denise Ilitch Designs; of counsel at the law firm Clark Hill.
- Gregg Kaplan (AB) - president and chief operating officer of change-sorting company Coinstar, which now owns Redbox
- Brad Keywell (BUS: BBA 1991; LAW: JD 1993) - serial entrepreneur
- John Koza, (MA Mathematics 1966; BA 1964, MS 1966, Ph. D 1972 Computer Science) - venture capitalist; consulting professor in the department of electrical engineering at Stanford University; co-founder of Scientific Games Corporation, where he co-invented the rub-off instant lottery ticket.
- Benjamin D. Pritchard (LAW: JD) - American Civil War general who captured Jefferson Davis; State Treasurer of Michigan from 1880 to 1884; organizer and first president (1870–1905) of the First National Bank of Allegan who then relinquished his shares in that bank and founded the First State Bank, which was the first bank in the county to be designated as a state depository, the first savings bank (offering 4% interest to depositors); and the first bank to install safety deposit boxes.
- Andrew Stenzler (A.B.); Co-chairman and CEO Xando Cosí Inc.
- Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., (PHC 1928, HMS 1951, HLHD 1992), son of the founder of Walgreens drugstores. In 1939, at age 33, Walgreen Jr. took over the company presidency from his father, Charles R. Walgreen Sr., and steered the company through World War II and the post-war boom. In 2005, in acknowledgment of $10 million he gave toward construction of the school's new drama center, the university named the new facility the Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Drama Center.
- Edgar N. Gott Co-founder, first president of The Boeing Company; executive at Consolidated Aircraft, among others
- Mark N. Greene (master's and Ph.D in economics) CEO and member of the board of FICO (Fair Isaac Corporation) since 2007
- James P. Hoffa (LAW: LLB 1966); attorney; son of Jimmy Hoffy; president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters since 1999
- C. Robert Kidder (COE: BS IE 1967) CEO of Borden Chemical, 1995-2002. Principal, Stonehenge Partners, Inc., since 2004. Appointed in 2009 as chairman of the restructured Chrysler Group LLC. A former lead director of Morgan Stanley, he ran 3Stone Advisors, a Columbus, Ohio, investment firm focusing on clean-technology start-ups.
- Temel Kotil (COE: MA 1986, MA 1987, PH.D. 1991), CEO of Turkish Airlines
- Jerry Levin, (COE: BSE EE 1966), BSE EM 1967, American Household, Inc.(formerly Sunbeam) CEO
- Timothy M. Manganello (BSME 1972, MSME 1975) CEO of BorgWarner; Member of the Board of BorgWarner (2002-, as Chairman, 2003-)
- William J. Olcott He was president of the Oliver Iron Mining Company from 1909 to 1928 and president of the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway from 1901 to 1909.
- Mervin Pregulman played for the University of Michigan Wolverines (1941–43) and in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers (1946), Detroit Lions (1947–48), and New York Bulldogs (1949). He went on to a successful business career as the president and CEO of Siskin Steel & Supply Co. in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- Louis Carlyle Walker (BA 1896); industrialist, philanthropist, political figure; co-founded the Shaw-Walker Company in 1899 and became sole owner in 1902; important figure in history of Muskegon, Michigan benefactor and namesake of the L. C. Walker Arena
- Frederic L. Smith (1890) One of the founders of the Olds Motor Works in 1899 and a founder of General Motors Corporation in 1908.
- David Barger, CEO of JetBlue
- Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craigslist
- Dick Costolo, (B.A.) CEO of Twitter
- Patrick Gross (COE: MSE 1966), Co-founder and executive committee chairman (emeritus) of American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), a $3.1 billion dollar, 25,000 employee technology consulting firm. Presiding/lead director of two public companies: Capital One Financial Corporation, and Computer Network Technology Corporation; director of various other companies.
- David Kalt (B.A. 1989) one of the 3 founders of OptionsXpress, and on-line brokerage sold to Charles Schwab in 2011 for more than $1 billion.
- Kevin O'Connor, (COE: BSE EE 1983), co-founder and CEO of DoubleClick Inc.
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