Rafael Del Pino y Calvo-Sotelo: Ferrovial SA Chief

Rafael Del Pino y Calvo-Sotelo earned a civil engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1981. Rafael also obtained an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1986. He held the position of Chief Executive of Grupo Ferrovial from 1992 to 1999. Rafael is currently the Executive Chairman of the conglomerate. [...]

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Reinhold Schmieding: Arthex Founder And CEO

Reinhold Schmieding was born in Michigan to German immigrants. As family tradition dictated he would become a physician as all the members of his extended family in Germany were physicians.  Reinhold took a different and after graduating from Michigan State University worked for Richard’s Medical, a U.S. firm that manufactured orthopedic surgical implants and instruments. [...]

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Daryl Katz: Canadian Entrepreneur

Daryl Katz was born on May 31, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His father was a pharmacist and was the founder of Value Drug Mart in Edmonton in the 1970s. Daryl studied at the University of Alberta and earned an arts degree in 1982 and a law degree in 1985.   After receiving his law [...]

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Najib Mikati: Lebanese Businessman And Politician

Najib Mikati was born on November 24, 1955. He comes from a prominent Sunni Muslim family based in Tripoli. In 1980 he graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Master of Business Administration degree. To further hone his business skills he also attended a summer school program conducted at Harvard and the French [...]

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The Barclay Brothers

David and Frederick Barclay were born 10 minutes apart on October 27, 1934. They are identical twins. They have also been having identical levels of success since they have been business partners for most of their working lives. David and Frederick now referred to as the Barclay brothers were born to Scottish parents in Hammersmith, [...]

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Bernard Marcus: Home Depot Co-Founder

Bernard Marcus was born in 1929 in Newark, New Jersey.  He wanted to become a doctor but could not afford the tuition. Instead he worked for his father as a cabinet maker while schooling at Rutgers University and earned a pharmacy degree. Marcus later worked at a drugstore as a pharmacist but became more curious [...]

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Martha Ingram: On Her Own

Martha Robinson Rivers was born on August 20, 1935 in Charleston, South Carolina. Martha graduated from Ashley Hall in Charleston. For her undergraduate degree she studied at Vassar College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1957. While at Vassar she met on a blind date Bronson Ingram and they began dating exclusively. [...]

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Liang Wengen: Construction Machinery Manufacturer

Liang Wengen was born in 1956 to a poor peasant family in Hunan Province, China.  He earned a BA from Central South University. Liang used to work as a manager for a state arms plant. Later he got involved in the construction-equipment industry. His firm SANY Group started in 1989 as a small welding material [...]

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