List of centenarians (businesspeople)

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The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as businesspeople – known for reasons other than their longevity. For more lists, see lists of centenarians.

Name Lifespan Age Notability
William S. Anderson 1919–2021 102 British-American businessman, president of NCR (1972–1984)[1][2]
Bion Barnett 1857–1958 101 American co-founder of the Barnett Bank
Charles D. Barney 1844–1945 101 American stockbroker and financier[3]
Isabel Benham 1909–2013 103 American railroad finance expert[4]
Curtis Livingston Blake 1917–2019 102 American co-founder (with his brother, Stewart Prestley) of Friendly's[5]
Stewart Prestley Blake 1914–2021 106 American co-founder (with his brother, Curtis Livingston) of Friendly's[6][7]
Rose Blumkin 1893–1998 104 Russian-American founder of Nebraska Furniture Mart[8]
Mikelis Brizga 1911–2012 101 Australian businessman[9]
Nelson Broms 1919– 102 American businessman and philanthropist[10]
Andrew George Burry 1873–1975 101 Swiss-American businessman, manufacturer and philanthropist
Godfrey Lowell Cabot 1861–1962 101 American businessman[11]
Daniel Carasso 1905–2009 103 Greek-born French businessman[12]
Philip L. Carret 1896–1998 101 American investor[13]
Chao Kuang Piu 1920–2021 100 Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist[14]
Cecilia Chiang 1920–2020 100 Chinese-American restaurateur[15]
James Harwood Cochrane 1912–2016 103 American businessman and philanthropist[16]
William Coors 1916–2018 102 American brewer and business executive (Coors Brewing Company)[17]
James Coyne 1910–2012 102 Canadian Governor of the Bank of Canada[18]
Frederick C. Crawford 1891–1994 103 American industrialist and philanthropist[19]
Maxwell Cummings 1898–2001 103 Canadian real estate builder and philanthropist[20]
Wally Denny 1906–2008 101 Canadian Deputy Chief Scout of Scouts Canada and vice-president of Goodyear Canada[21]
Duane Howard Doane 1883–1984 100 American founder and Chairman of Doane Agricultural Services[22]
Alberto Dualib 1919–2021 101 Brazilian businessman and football executive, chairman of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (1993–2007)[23][24]
Hilda Eisen 1917–2017 100 Polish-American businessperson, philanthropist and Holocaust survivor[25]
Carl Falck 1907–2016 109 Norwegian businessman[26]
Eduard von Falz-Fein 1912–2018 106 Russian-born Liechtensteiner businessman and art patron[27]
Günter Fronius 1907–2015 107 Austrian entrepreneur[28]
Jolie Gabor, Countess de Szigethy 1896–1997 100 Hungarian-American businesswoman and socialite; mother of Eva, Magda and Zsa Zsa Gabor[29]
Arthur George Gaston 1892–1996 103 American businessman[30]
Archibald Glenn 1911–2012 100 Australian industrialist[31]
Albert Hamilton Gordon 1901–2009 107 American businessman[32]
Cecil Howard Green 1900–2003 102 British-American co-founder of Texas Instruments[33]
Mary Guiney 1901–2004 103 Irish business executive (chairperson of Clerys)[34]
Walter Haefner 1910–2012 101 Swiss businessman and racehorse breeder[35]
Ebby Halliday 1911–2015 104 American realtor[36]
Sir Jack Harris, 2nd Baronet 1906–2009 103 British-born New Zealand businessman[37]
Leopold Hawelka 1911–2011 100 Austrian founder of the Café Hawelka[38]
Kilian Hennessy 1907–2010 103 Irish businessman (Hennessy cognac)[39]
Jacob H. Horwitz 1892–1992 100 American fashion businessman and philanthropist[40]
Alf Ihlen 1900–2006 105 Norwegian factory manager[41]
Isaac Charles Johnson 1811–1911 100 British cement manufacturer[42]
Joseph M. Juran 1904–2008 103 Romanian-American quality management guru[43]
Irving Kahn 1905–2015 109 American financial analyst[44]
Harry Kartz 1913–2016 102 British football chairman and investor[45]
Yutaka Katayama 1909–2015 105 Japanese automotive executive of Nissan[46]
Steve Kordek 1911–2012 100 American businessman and pinball machine designer[47]
Hans List 1896–1996 100 Austrian businessman[48]
Leonard Litwin 1914–2017 102 Austrian-born American real estate developer[49]
Peter Lloyd 1920– 100 Australian entrepreneur and aviator[50]
Garnet Mackley 1883–1986 102 New Zealand head of the New Zealand Railways Department[51]
Ronald Mansbridge 1905–2006 100 British publisher[52]
Sir Arthur Marshall 1903–2007 103 British aviator and founder of Marshall Aerospace[53]
Samuel McLaughlin 1871–1972 100 Canadian businessman, 1st president of General Motors Canada[54]
Dave McCoy 1915–2020 104 American skiing businessman[55]
Peter Mondavi 1914–2016 101 American winemaker[56]
Sir Moses Montefiore, 1st Baronet 1784–1885 100 Italian-born British banker and philanthropist[57]
Walter L. Morgan 1898–1998 100 American businessman and investor; founder of the Wellington Fund[58]
Samuel L. Myers Sr. 1919–2021 101 American economist and educationist[59][60]
Roy Neuberger 1903–2010 107 American financier[61]
Louise Nippert 1911–2012 100 American businesswoman[62]
Herbert Nootbaar 1908–2016 108 American businessman and philanthropist[63]
Mohan Singh Oberoi 1898–2002 103 Indian hotelier[64]
Werner Otto 1909–2011 102 German entrepreneur[65]
Raymond G. Perelman 1917–2019 101 American businessman and philanthropist[66]
Víctor Pey 1915–2018 103 Spanish-born Chilean engineer and businessman[67]
Frits Philips 1905–2005 100 Dutch chairman of Philips[68]
William John Quinn 1911–2015 104 American railroad executive[69]
Günter Reimann 1904–2005 100 German economist[70]
David Rockefeller 1915–2017 101 American banker[71]
Hagbarth Schjøtt Sr. 1894–1994 100 Norwegian businessman[72]
Morris Schwartz 1901–2004 103 Russian-American photographer, inventor and businessman[73]
Carl J. Shapiro 1913–2021 108 American businessman and philanthropist[74][75]
Sir Run Run Shaw 1907–2014 106 Hong Kong media mogul[76]
Hermann von Siemens 1885–1986 101 German industrialist[77]
Robert E. Simon 1914–2015 101 American real estate entrepreneur[78]
Bill Sinkin 1913–2014 100 American banker, entrepreneur and philanthropist[79]
James F. Sirmons 1917–2018 100 American broadcasting executive[80]
Sir Michael Sobell 1892–1993 100 British business leader and philanthropist
Sir Thomas Sopwith 1888–1989 101 English aircraft pioneer[81]
Clarence W. Spangenberger 1905–2008 102 American businessman[82]
William Clement Stone 1902–2002 100 American insurance leader[83]
Sir James Swinburne, 9th Baronet 1858–1958 100 British electrical engineer and manufacturer[84]
Doris Thompson 1903–2004 101 British businesswoman, Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach[85]
Charles E. Toberman 1880–1981 101 American real estate developer[86]
Eiji Toyoda 1913–2013 100 Japanese industrialist, Managing Director of Toyota[87]
Bull Verweij 1909–2010 100 Dutch founder and former president of Radio Veronica[88]
Charles Rudolph Walgreen Jr. 1906–2007 100 American former president and chairman of Walgreen Drug Company[89]
Hans Jørgen Walle-Hansen 1912–2012 100 Norwegian partner in Brødrene Hansen[90]
Max Webb 1917–2018 101 Polish-born American real estate developer and philanthropist[91]
Jack Weil 1901–2008 107 American founder and CEO of Rockmount Ranch Wear[92]
Frank H. Wheaton Sr. 1881–1983 102 American chairman of Wheaton Industries[93]
Chuck Williams 1915–2015 100 American author and founder of Williams Sonoma[94]
Emory Williams 1911–2014 102 American businessman, former chief executive of Sears[95]
Abdul Majid Zabuli 1896–1998 102 Afghan banker, founder of the national banking system[96]

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