List of entrepreneurs

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A list of entrepreneurs by century. An entrepreneur is an owner or manager of a business enterprise who makes money through risk and/or initiative.[1] This list includes notable entrepreneurs.

17th century entrepreneurs[edit]

  • Isaac Le Maire (ca.1558–1624), Walloon-born Dutch businessman and investor; active mainly in the Dutch Republic.
  • Louis De Geer (1587–1652), Walloon-born Dutch-Swedish businessman and industrialist; active mainly in the Dutch Republic and Sweden.
  • Johan Palmstruch (1611–1671), Latvian-born Dutch-Swedish businessman, investor, and financial innovator; active mainly in the Dutch Republic and Sweden.

18th century entrepreneurs[edit]

19th century entrepreneurs[edit]

20th century entrepreneurs[edit]

21st century entrepreneurs[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ O'Sullivan, Arthur; Sheffrin, Steven M. (2003). Economics: Principles in Action. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458: Pearson Prentice Hall. p. 6. ISBN 0-13-063085-3.
  2. ^ Daniela Felisini, Alessandro Torlonia. The Pope's Banker, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016