Adam Robinson (entrepreneur) Adam Robinson is an American entrepreneur and businessman that serves as CEO of Hireology, Inc., a Chicago-based HR technology provider.
Adam Robinson (politician) Adam Robinson is an American entrepreneur and businessman that serves as CEO of Hireology, Inc., a Chicago-based HR technology provider.
Adolph Luetgert Adolph Louis Luetgert was a German-American charged with murdering his wife and dissolving her body in lye in one of his sausage vats at the A.L. Luetgert Sausage & Packing Company in 1897.
Albert Grossman Albert Bernard Grossman was an American entrepreneur and manager in the American folk music scene and rock and roll.
Albert Henry Loeb Albert Henry Loeb was a Chicago attorney and an executive of Sears, Roebuck and Co. Loeb was also the father of convicted murderer Richard Albert Loeb of the infamous Leopold and Loeb.
Albert Keep Albert Keep was a 19th-century American railroad official and financier. He was a former president and director of the Chicago and North Western Railway. For eighteen years he was director of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway. He was born in Homer, New York, in Cortland County.
Albert Nelson Marquis Albert Nelson Marquis was a Chicago publisher best known for creating the Who's Who book series, starting with Who's Who in America which was first published in 1899.
Albert Robin Albert A. Robin was an American construction entrepreneur and philanthropist in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was born in 1912 in Chicago and he died in 2007 in Palm Springs, California.
Alexander Revell Alexander Hamilton Revell, Sr. was an American businessman from Chicago who in 1879 founded the Alexander H. Revell & Co. and built it into a large furniture retailer. Revell died by falling or jumping from his bathroom window on the 9th floor of the Drake Hotel.
Alexandra Patsavas Alexandra Patsavas is an American music supervisor who has worked on over sixty films and television series, most notably The Twilight Saga, The O.C., Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl.
Alfred Cowles Alfred Cowles III was an American economist, businessman and founder of the Cowles Commission. He graduated from Yale in 1913, where he was a member of Skull and Bones.
Alfred Cowles Sr. Alfred Cowles Sr. was an American businessperson and newspaper publisher. During the 1860s to 1880s he was bookkeeper, treasurer and business manager of the Chicago Tribune of which he was part owner.
Alfred Cowles, Sr. Alfred Cowles, Sr. was an American businessperson and newspaper publisher. During the 1860s to 1880s he was bookkeeper, treasurer and business manager of the Chicago Tribune of which he was part owner.
Al Fritz Albert John Fritz was a vice president at the Schwinn Bicycle Company and is credited with creating the Schwinn Sting-Ray, which started the wheelie bike craze. Mr. Fritz was born in Chicago on October 8, 1924, and died on May 7, 2013, in Barrington, Illinois.
Al Hoffman, Jr. Al Hoffman, Jr. is an American businessman and politician. He is real estate developer and a former Ambassador to Portugal.
Alicia Patterson Alicia Patterson was the founder and editor of Newsday, which became a respected and Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper. With Neysa McMein, she created the Deathless Deer comic strip in 1943.
Allison S. Davis Allison S. Davis is a Chicago lawyer and real estate developer.
Alonzo C. Mather Alonzo Clark Mather was founder and president of the Mather Stock Car Company, a U.S. firm that built and leased railroad freight cars, especially stock cars.
Alpana Singh Alpana Singh is a sommelier, restaurateur and local television personality in Chicago, Illinois.
Al Schwartz (producer) Allen "Al" Schwartz is an American television producer who has produced a variety of shows in association with Dick Clark. He is best known for producing award shows such as the American Music Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
Alton Abraham Alton Abraham was an African American social entrepreneur who acted as business manager for Sun Ra.
Andrea Cunningham Andrea "Andy" Cunningham is an American strategic marketing and communications enterpreneur.
Andrew Filipowski Andrew J. "Flip" Filipowski is a Polish American technology entrepreneur born in 1950 in Chicago. He is currently the Executive Chairman and CEO of SilkRoad Equity, a private investment firm, and founded Platinum Technology in 1985.
Andrew J. Kuehn Andrew J. Kuehn is notable for revolutionizing the American film trailer in the early 1960s and for producing and directing featurette films for television like Lights, Camera, Annie!.
Andrew McNally Andrew McNally was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland, and immigrated to New York City in 1857. A printer by trade, he moved to Chicago in 1858 and got a job in a print shop owned by William Rand at a wage of $9 per week.
Andrew Perlman Andrew Perlman is an American entrepreneur who has co-founded nine venture-backed companies in the telecom, high-tech, pharmaceuticals, energy, water, and biotechnology industries.
Andrew Watson Armour III Andrew Watson "Butch" Armour III was a member of the prominent Armour family of meatpacking fame, a company president, and notable philanthropist who, together with his wife Sarah Wood Armour, gave millions of dollars to Princeton University, St. Mark's School, Chicago's Field Museum of Natural...
Andy Granatelli Anthony "Andy" Granatelli was an American businessman, most prominent as the CEO of STP as well as a major figure in automobile racing events. Granatelli was born in Dallas, Texas.
Andy Wasynczuk Andrew Wasynczuk is a senior lecturer of business administration for Harvard Business School.
Annie Malone Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone was an American businesswoman, inventor and philanthropist. In the first three decades of the 20th century, she founded and developed a large and prominent commercial and educational enterprise centered on cosmetics for African-American women.
Armand Deutsch Armand Deutsch was an American film producer and grandson of philanthropist and Sears CEO Julius Rosenwald. He believed that he was the intended target of the thrill killers Leopold and Loeb, who went on to kidnap and murder his schoolmate Robert "Bobby" Franks in 1924.
Arnie Morton Arnold "Arnie" Morton was a restaurateur who founded Morton's Restaurant Group/Morton's Steakhouse.
Arnold Johnson Arnold M. Johnson was an American industrialist, businessman and sportsman, who purchased the Philadelphia Athletics baseball club and moved it to Kansas City, Missouri in the autumn of 1954. He had a son, Jeffery and a daughter, Wendy.
Arnold Kirkeby Arnold Sigurd Kirkeby was an American hotelier, art collector and real estate investor.
Arnold Laven Arnold Laven was an American film and television director and producer. He was one of the founders and principals of the American film and television production company Levy-Gardner-Laven.
Arthur C. Lueder Arthur Charles Lueder was an American lawyer businessman, and politician.
Arthur I. Appleton Arthur Ivar Appleton was a businessman from the Northbrook area of Chicago. He lived part of the year in Chicago and split time between his Indian Creek Village, Florida estate near Miami Beach, Florida and his thoroughbred farm, Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Florida.
Arthur Meyerhoff Arthur E. Meyerhoff was an advertising agency executive and entrepreneur. He was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Arthur Nielsen Arthur Charles Nielsen Sr. was an American businessman, electrical engineer and market research analyst who founded the ACNielsen company, a market research company.
Arthur W. Cutten Arthur William Cutten was a Canadian-born businessman who gained great wealth and prominence as a commodity speculator in the United States. He was called to appear before the Banking and Currency Committee in regard to the causes of the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
Barbara Turf Barbara Turf was an American business executive and former schoolteacher who served as the CEO of Crate & Barrel, a houseware and furniture retail chain, from 2008 until 2012. Crate & Barrel is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.
Barney Balaban Barney Balaban was the son of Bessarabian Jewish emigrants who was president of Paramount Pictures from 1936 to 1964, and innovator in the cinema industry.
Barney Rosset Barnet Lee "Barney" Rosset, Jr. was the owner of the publishing house Grove Press, and publisher and editor-in-chief of the magazine Evergreen Review.
B. B. Kahane Benjamin "BB" Kahane was an American film producer.
Ben Burns Ben Burns was a pioneering editor of black publications and a public relations executive in Chicago.
Benedict Bogeaus Benedict Bogeaus, was an independent film producer and former owner of General Service Studios.
Benjamin F. Ferguson Benjamin Franklin Ferguson was an American lumber merchant and philanthropist whose 1905 $1 million charitable trust gift funded seventeen of the most notable public monuments and sculptures in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Benjamin F. Lindheimer Benjamin Franklin Lindheimer was an American businessman who owned Chicago's Washington Park Race Track from 1935 to his death in 1960 and was the majority shareholder and Managing Director of Arlington Park Race Track.
Benjamin N. Maltz Benjamin N. Maltz was an American banker and philanthropist. He was the first Chairman of the City National Bank.
Berle Adams Berle Adams was a music industry executive and talent booking agent best known for co-founding Mercury Records in the 1940s and later becoming a senior executive at MCA.
Bernard Glasser Bernard M. Glasser was an American film producer and director. The first film he produced was Gold Raiders. After many years he retired from the business to go into real estate. He lived in Los Angeles with his wife Joan.
Bertha Palmer Bertha Palmer was an American businesswoman, socialite, and philanthropist.
Bhargav Dronamraju Channel Awesome, Inc. is an American online media production company based in Lombard, Illinois. The company was created in 2008 by Mike Michaud, Mike Ellis, and Bhargav Dronamraju.
Bill Appleberry Bill Appleberry is a multi-platinum American record producer, mixer, engineer, and musician. Specializing in Rock and Pop genres, he's produced records for the likes of The Wallflowers, Puddle of Mudd, and Adema. Appleberry has produced and mixed every song released by NBC's The Voice.
Bill Bidwill William V. Bidwill Sr. is the principal owner and chairman of the board of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was co-owner from 1962 for ten seasons with his brother Charles Jr. and has been sole owner since 1972.
Bill Binder William "Bill" Otto Binder was an American restaurateur and businessman who ran the landmark Philippe's restaurant, known as Philippe the Original, downtown Los Angeles for decades.
Bill Browder William Felix Browder, known as "Bill" Browder, is an American-British financier, the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, an investment firm that at one time was the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russia.
Bill Rancic William "Bill" Rancic is an American entrepreneur who was the first candidate hired by The Trump Organization at the conclusion of the first season of Donald Trump's reality television show, The Apprentice.
Bill Veeck William Louis Veeck Jr., also known as "Sport Shirt Bill", was an American Major League Baseball franchise owner and promoter. Veeck was at various times the owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox.
Billy Dec Billy Dec is an entertainment television personality, attorney and entrepreneur.
Billy Lawless William Gordon Lawless is an Irish Independent politician and businessman who has served as a Senator since May 2016, upon being Nominated by the Taoiseach.
Bob Atwood Robert Bruce "Bob" Atwood was the long-time editor and publisher of the Anchorage Times, and a proponent of Alaska statehood.
Bob Bernard Robert Francis Bernard was an Information Technology executive, most noted for presiding over dot-com bubble consulting flameout marchFIRST, the largest Internet professional services company of its time. He is also known for co-founding one of marchFIRST's predecessors, Whittman-Hart.
Bobbi Brown Bobbi Brown is an American professional makeup artist and the founder and ex-CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Brown has written eight books about makeup and beauty.
Bob Mariano (executive) Robert Anthony "Bob" Mariano is an American businessman, currently CEO and chairman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based supermarket chain Roundy's.
Bram Goldsmith Bram Goldsmith was an American real estate developer, banker and philanthropist. He served as the chief executive officer of City National Bank from 1975 to 1995, and as its chairman from 1975 to 2013. He became known as the "banker to the stars".
Brian Witlin Brian Witlin is an American businessman, entrepreneur, designer, and teacher who currently serves as the COO of Yummly. Witlin participates as a lecturer at Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and as a startup mentor at 500 Startups a seed venture fund.
Brooks K. Mould Brooks K. Mould was a Chicago-based music publisher, whose "Garden City Polka" was the first piece of music to be published in Chicago. He also owned a music store, and his publishing career was successful from 1847 to 1859.
Brooks McCormick Brooks McCormick was a member of the American family that ran International Harvester and a noted philanthropist and equestrian. He was the chief executive officer of International Harvester in the 1970s, and was the final member of the McCormick family to lead the company that they had founded.
Bruce Heyman Bruce Alan Heyman is an American businessman and the former United States Ambassador to Canada. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 12, 2014. He presented his credentials to the Governor General of Canada, and began his duties in Ottawa, on April 8, 2014. His term ended on January 20, 2017.
Bruce Karatz Bruce Karatz is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is noted for his role as Chairman and CEO of KB Home, and for his philanthropic efforts to help re-build both Los Angeles after the L.A. Riots and New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
Bruce Norris (ice hockey) Bruce Arthur Norris was owner of the Detroit Red Wings professional ice hockey team from 1952 to 1982. He was the son of James E. Norris and half-brother of James D. Norris. Members of the Norris family owned the Red Wings for almost fifty years before selling the franchise to Mike Ilitch in 1982.
Bruce Pavitt Bruce S. Pavitt is an American music historian, critic, DJ, speaker, author, founder of Sub Pop, and co-founder and current Creative Director of 8Stem.
Bryan Lathrop Bryan Lathrop was an American businessman, philanthropist, and art collector from Alexandria, Virginia, United States. He is known for his works in Chicago, Illinois, where his insurance and real estate dealings made him very wealthy.
Calvin Cobb Calvin Cobb was born July 15, 1853, in Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up in Chicago and worked with his father in the Cobb Library publishing house. During the 1880s he became involved in the livestock trade.
Carl Davis (record producer) Carl H. Davis, Sr. was an American record producer and music executive, who was particularly active in Chicago in the 1960s and 1970s. He was responsible for hit R&B records by Gene Chandler, Major Lance, Jackie Wilson, The Chi-Lites, Barbara Acklin, Tyrone Davis and others.
Carl Fredrick Becker Carl Fredrick Becker was an American luthier and restorer, known for restoring the "Lady Blunt" 1721 Stradivarius violin. He had the reputation of "one of America's finest violin makers" and "the dean of American violin-making".
Carlos St. James Carlos St. James is considered one of the founders of the Latin American renewable energy industry.
Cary Kochman Cary A Kochman is an American banker and the Head of the North American Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Citigroup as well as the Co-Head of the Chicago Citi office. He has over twenty-five years of investment banking experience.
Catherine Masud Catherine Masud is an American-born filmmaker, residing in Bangladesh since 1995. She has collaborated with her husband & filmmaking partner Tareque Masud to make numerous shorts, documentaries and features, many of which have been nationally/internationally awarded and shown around the world.
Cecil B. Brown Jr. Cecil B. Brown Jr. was an American activist, businessman, and legislator.
Charles Andrew Whitney Charles Andrew Whitney was an American businessman and industrialist in the late 19th century, born in Princeton, Massachusetts. He was part of the prominent American Whitney family.
Charles A. Spring, Jr. Charles A. Spring, Jr. was a prominent Chicago capitalist during its transition from a frontier town of 30,000 in the 1850s to an industrial metropolis of more than 1.7 million at the turn of the 20th century.
Charles Bidwill Charles W. Bidwill, sometimes known as Charley Bidwill, was an owner of the National Football League's Chicago Cardinals. He owned the team for 14 seasons, from 1933 through 1946. His interest in sports was demonstrated by his two aims in life: to win an NFL Championship and the Kentucky Derby.
Charles Deering Charles Deering was an American businessman, art collector, and philanthropist. He was an executive of the agricultural machinery company founded by his father that became International Harvester.
Charles H. Percy Charles Harting Percy, known as Chuck Percy, was an American businessman and politician. He was president of the Bell & Howell Corporation from 1949 to 1964.
Charles H. Wacker Charles Henry Wacker, born in Chicago, Illinois, was a German American businessman and philanthropist. He was Vice Chairman of the General Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and in 1909 was appointed Chairman of the Chicago Plan Commission by Mayor Fred A. Busse.
Charles Magnus Lindgren Charles Magnus Lindgren was a Swedish born, American shipping executive. He was a pioneer in the Great Lakes shipping industry.
Charles Mears Charles Mears was a Michigan lumber businessman, a Chicago, Illinois capitalist, and a developer of the western part of Michigan. Mears State Park in Pentwater is named after him.
Charles Richard Crane Charles Richard Crane was a wealthy American businessman, heir to a large industrial fortune and connoisseur of Arab culture, a noted Arabist.
Charles S. Lawrence Charles S. Lawrence was a United States Army colonel who would survive the Bataan Death March to later become the first Executive Vice President of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Charles Weeghman Charles H. Weeghman was one of the founders of the short-lived major league baseball organization called the Federal League. He had made a fortune in an early type of fast-food franchises in the Chicago area.
Charles Yerkes Charles Tyson Yerkes was an American financier, born in Philadelphia. He played a major part in developing mass-transit systems in Chicago and London.
Charlie Finley Charles Oscar Finley, nicknamed Charlie O or Charley O, was an American businessman who is best remembered for his tenure as the owner of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics. Finley purchased the franchise while it was located in Kansas City, moving it to Oakland in 1968.
Charlie Trotter Charles "Charlie" Trotter was an American chef and restaurateur.
Chauncey McCormick Chauncey Brooks McCormick was an American businessman and art collector in the McCormick family.
Chester Thordarson Chester Hjortur Thordarson — born Hjörtur Þórðarson — was an Icelandic-American inventor and manufacturer of electrical apparatus who eventually held nearly a hundred technology patents related to transformers, inductors, high voltage coils, and more.
Chief Keef Keith Cozart, better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper and record producer from Chicago, Illinois. During his teenage years and while under house arrest, Keef's music videos were met with acclaim from local high school students.
Chris Chelios Christos Kostas "Chris" Chelios is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently the executive advisor to Ken Holland, the general manager of the Detroit Red Wings.
Christian Picciolini Christian Picciolini is the co-founder of the nonprofit peace advocacy organization, Life After Hate, and penned a memoir, Romantic Violence: Memoirs Of An American Skinhead, that was released in 2015 and details his time as a leader of the American white power movement.
Christie Hefner Christie Ann Hefner is the former Playboy Enterprises Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, a company created by her father, Hugh Hefner. She stepped down from her position at Playboy on January 30, 2009. She has often worked with the progressive political organization Center for American Progress.
Chuck Comiskey Charles Albert Comiskey II was part-owner of the Chicago White Sox from to. A native of Chicago, Comiskey was the grandson of the team's founder, Charles Comiskey.
Clara Villarosa Clara Villarosa is an American entrepreneur, author, publisher and motivational speaker.
Clayton Alexander Clay Alexander is an American entrepreneur and inventor who has founded three companies and holds over 70 patents.
Colin Sipos Colin Sipos is an American music producer, recording engineer, mixer, and musician living in Chicago, Illinois. Since 2006 he has been producing records, engineering film scores, and mixing music for national television spots.
Craig Rodwell Craig L. Rodwell was an American gay rights activist known for founding the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop on November 24, 1967, the first bookstore devoted to gay and lesbian authors and as the prime mover for the creation of the New York City pride demonstration.
C-Sick Charles Dumazer, professionally known as C-Sick, is a Hip Hop record producer from Chicago, Illinois. He participated in his first beat battle at the age of 17 and became the 2008 Chicago Big Tune Beat Battle champion.
C. Steven McMillan C. Steven McMillan is an American businessman. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Sara Lee Corporation from 2000 to 2005.
Cyrus C. Yawkey Cyrus Carpenter Yawkey was an American businessman and politician.
Cyrus McCormick Cyrus Hall McCormick was an American inventor and businessperson, the founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, which later became part of the International Harvester Company in 1902.
Daniel J. Terra Daniel J. Terra was a scientist, businessman, and art collector. A first-generation Italian-American, Terra earned a chemical engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1931, and founded Lawter Chemicals in Chicago in 1940.
Dan Maes Daniel B. Maes is an American businessman and politician. He was the Republican nominee in the 2010 Colorado gubernatorial election.
Dave Goldberg David Bruce "Dave" Goldberg was an American management consultant and businessman. He was the founder of LAUNCH Media and the CEO of SurveyMonkey. He was married to Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook.
David Allais Dr. David Allais is an internationally recognized expert and inventor in the fields of bar coding and automatic identification and data capture.
David Allen Gage David Allen Gage was an American baseball executive, president of the Chicago White Stockings in 1870.
David A. Siegel David Alan Siegel is an American businessman who founded Westgate Resorts Ltd, a Florida-based timeshare resort firm where he serves as president and chief executive officer. He has nine biological children and two adopted children.
David A. Smart David Archibald Smart, co-founder of Esquire magazine, and, with his brother Alfred Smart, co-publisher of Esquire and Coronet.
David Bohnett David C. Bohnett is an American philanthropist and technology entrepreneur. He is the founder and chairman of the David Bohnett Foundation, a non-profit, grant-making organization devoted to improving society through social activism.
David Draiman David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device. Draiman is known for his distorted voice and percussive singing style. In November 2006, Draiman was voted number 42 on the Hit Parader's "Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time".
David Green (political adviser) David Green was a key adviser to Illinois Governor Dan Walker. He was also known as a successful businessman and philanthropist.
David L. Chicoine David L. Chicoine is an American university administrator and businessman.
David Radler F. David Radler is a Canadian executive and close associate of Conrad Black for 36 years. Radler was once president of Ravelston Corporation, a privately owned corporation owned by Black and Radler to control their former newspaper empire.
David R. Gamperl David R. Gamperl is an American businessman from the Chicago area.
David Steward David L. Steward is chairman and founder of World Wide Technology, Inc., one of the largest African-American-owned businesses in America.
David W. Anderson David W. "Famous Dave" Anderson, best known as the founder of the Famous Dave's restaurant chain, is the former Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior, with jurisdiction over the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of Indian Education Programs.
Diane Nash Diane Judith Nash is an American civil rights activist, and a leader and strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement.
Donald Pritzker Donald N. Pritzker was an American entrepreneur, businessman, and member of the wealthy Pritzker family.
Donald Sterling Donald T. Sterling is an American businessman. He was the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers professional basketball franchise of the National Basketball Association from 1981 to 2014.
Don Cornelius Donald Cortez "Don" Cornelius was an American television show host and producer who was best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance and music show Soul Train, which he hosted from 1971 until 1993. Eventually Cornelius sold the show to MadVision Entertainment in 2008.
Don Hahn Donald Paul Hahn is an American film producer who is credited with producing some of the most successful animated films in recent history, including The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture.
Don Siegel Donald Siegel was an American film director and producer. His name variously appeared in the credits of his films as both Don Siegel and Donald Siegel.
Don Thompson (executive) Donald 'Don' Thompson is an American engineer and business executive who was the president and chief executive of the McDonald's Corporation from 2012 until 2015.
Dorothy Comiskey Rigney Dorothy Comiskey Rigney was the owner of the Chicago White Sox of the American League from through. She is one of the few women to have served as principal owner of a Major League Baseball team. She was born in Chicago.
Dorr Felt Dorr Eugene Felt was an American inventor and industrialist who was known for having invented the Comptometer, an early computing device, and the Comptograph, the first printing adding machine.
Dwight D. Guilfoil Jr. Dwight D. Guilfoil Jr. was an American businessman and advocate for workers with disabilities.
Ed Daly Edward Joseph Daly was an American businessman most notable for his ownership of World Airways which he bought in 1950 and was active in until 1982.
Eden T. Brekke Edon Thoranius Brekke was a Chicago businessman and politician who served as the last Commissioner of the West Chicago Park District and was Republican Committeeman of the 36th Ward and 37th Ward.
Edgar W. Hiestand Edgar Willard Hiestand was an American businessman and politician. A staunch anti-communist, he served ten years in the United States Congress.
Ed Levinson Edward Levinson was an American gambling operator.
Ed McCabe Ed McCabe was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1938. He is a founder of Scali, McCabe, Sloves, an American advertising agency of the 1960s and 1970s. In 1974, he was elected to the One Club Hall of Fame at the age of 34. He remains the youngest person ever elected to the One Club Hall of Fame.
Edmund Dick Taylor Colonel Edmund Dick Taylor was an American businessman, politician, and soldier from Illinois. He is remembered as the first person to suggest that the United States should issue paper currency during the American Civil War.
Ed Swiderski Ed Swiderski is an American Marketing Technology Executive who was the winner on season 5 of the reality TV show The Bachelorette.
Eileen Brady Eileen Brady is an American businesswoman who ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Portland, Oregon, in 2012.
Elliot Handler Elliot Handler was an American inventor, businessman, and co-founder of Mattel. With his wife, he developed some of the biggest-selling toys in American history, including Barbie, Chatty Cathy, Creepy Crawlers, and Hot Wheels.
Enid A. Haupt Enid Annenberg Haupt was an American publisher and philanthropist whose gifts supported horticulture, the arts, architectural and historic preservation, and cancer research.
Eric Lefkofsky Eric Paul Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of Tempus, co-founder and chairman of Groupon, co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean, and Uptake. He is also a co-founder of Chicago-based venture capital firm, Lightbank.
Ernie Byfield Ernest Lessing "Ernie" Byfield was a hotelier and restaurateur from the 1930s through the 1950s in Chicago, Illinois. Byfield operated the Hotel Sherman Co., including the Ambassador East and West, the Sherman, the Fort Dearborn and the Drake Hotels and The Pump Room and College Inn restaurants.
E. S. Wadsworth Elisha Strong Wadsworth was a merchant from New Hartford, Connecticut. He co-founded the Wadsworth, Dyer & Chapin company in Chicago, Illinois with his brother Julius and Thomas Dyer. The operation was one of the first successful firms in Chicago, trading in dry goods, grain, and packaged meat.
Eugene C. Cashman Eugene C. "Gene" Cashman was an American policeman turned businessman and a Thoroughbred racehorse owner. He was a prominent Chicago commodities trader and was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade for nearly half a century.
Eunice W. Johnson Eunice Walker Johnson was the wife of publisher John H. Johnson and an executive at Johnson Publishing Company.
Ewart Abner Edward Gladstone "Ewart" Abner, Jr. was an American record company executive.
F. Badger Ives F. Badger Ives was an American businessman and politician.
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. Florenz Edward Ziegfeld Jr., popularly known as Flo Ziegfeld, was an American Broadway impresario, notable for his series of theatrical revues, the Ziegfeld Follies, inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris. He also produced the musical Show Boat. He was known as the "glorifier of the American girl".
Francis Cornwall Sherman Francis Cornwall Sherman served as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois three terms for the Democratic Party.
Francis Trowbridge Sherman Francis Trowbridge Sherman was a Union general during the American Civil War. He served in the cavalry and infantry, seeing action in both the Western Theater and Eastern Theater.
Frank C. Rathje Frank Rathje was a Chicago banker who served as President of the American Bankers Association and the Illinois Bankers' Association during World War II. He founded the Mutual National Bank in Chicago and was President of the Chicago City Bank and Trust Company.
Frank Donner (film producer) Frank Donner, III, is an American film producer and digital marketing executive. As a producer, he is best known for the Academy Award-nominated documentary film Deliver Us from Evil about the sex abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Church.
Frank John Bersbach Sr. Frank John Bersbach Sr. was the vice president and general manager of the Manz Corporation.
Frank Magid Frank Magid was an American marketing consultant, widely known for introducing the "Action News" format of evening local TV news, and was an original developer of Good Morning America.
Frank Shepard Frank Shepard, a salesman for a Chicago legal publisher, invented the Shepard's legal citation system.
Frederick D. Sulcer Frederick Durham Sulcer, known as Sandy Sulcer, was an American advertising agency copywriter and executive notable for creating the 1960s Put a Tiger in Your Tank advertising theme for Esso gasoline, now known as ExxonMobil and later as a rainmaker bringing in new clients.
Frederick W. Clark Frederick William Clark was an American engineer, builder, and president of Clark Construction Company, which was responsible for many iconic buildings in Chicago from 1902 until 1909.
Fred Kohler (wrestling promoter) Frederick Koch, known professionally as Fred Kohler, was an American wrestling promoter who produced the popular DuMont Television Network program Wrestling From Marigold.
Fredo Santana Derrick Coleman, better known by his stage name Fredo Santana, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is the older cousin of Chicago rapper Chief Keef His debut studio album Trappin Ain't Dead was released on November 20, 2013 via Savage Squad.
Fred Wacker Frederick G. Wacker Jr. was an engineer and former president of two large Chicago companies. He was also a prominent Chicago socialite, a jazz musician, and a racing driver. He participated in five Formula One World Championship races, debuting on June 21, 1953. He scored no championship points.
Gary Comer Gary Campbell Comer was the founder of mail order clothing retailer Lands' End.
Gary LaPaille Gary J. LaPaille is an American politician and businessman.
George Cohon George Alan Cohon, is an American-born Canadian businessman who is the founder and senior chairman of McDonald's of Canada and McDonald's of Russia.
George Dexter Whitcomb George Dexter Whitcomb an American manufacturer and founder of the town of Glendora, California.
George E. Johnson Sr. George Ellis Johnson Sr. is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Johnson Products Company, an international cosmetics empire headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
George E. Johnson, Sr. George Ellis Johnson, Sr. is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Johnson Products Company, an international cosmetics empire headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
George H. Harlow George H. Harlow was an American politician. Born in New York, he was originally a student of carpentry and architecture. He entered the mercantile business soon after he moved to Pekin, Illinois.
George Muñoz George Muñoz is president and co-founder of Muñoz Investment Banking Group. The firm is primarily focused on financing and investments in the Emerging Markets Countries as well as in the U.S. Hispanic community.
George Pullman George Mortimer Pullman was an American engineer and industrialist. He designed and manufactured the Pullman sleeping car and founded a company town, Pullman, for the workers who manufactured it.
George Skakel George Skakel was an American businessman and the founder of Great Lakes Carbon Corporation, currently part of SGL Carbon.
George S. May George Storr May was an American businessman and golf promoter.
George W. Gage (baseball) George W. Gage was an American baseball executive, president of the Chicago White Stockings from 1872 to 1875.
Ginna Marston Ginna Sulcer-Marston is an American advertising executive notable for anti-drug public service advertising campaigns at the Partnership for a Drug Free America, a nonprofit consortium of advertising professionals which ran targeted media campaigns to unsell illegal drugs.
Grace Comiskey Grace Reidy Comiskey was the owner of the Chicago White Sox of the American League from through. Comiskey was the daughter-in-law of Charles Comiskey and inherited control of the White Sox upon the death of her husband J. Louis Comiskey.
Grant DePorter Grant M. DePorter is a restaurateur from Chicago, U.S., who came to prominence in after he paid US$113,824.16 for a baseball which had played a role in the Chicago Cubs defeat in the 2003 National League Championship Series, and had the ball destroyed in a nationally televised event.
Greg Brown (businessman) Gregory Q. "Greg" Brown is an American businessman. He serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Solutions.
Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard was an American fur trader, insurance underwriter and land speculator. Hubbard first arrived in Chicago on October 1, 1818 as a voyageur. He went on to build Chicago's first stockyard and help foment a land boom for Chicago in the East.
Gustavus Franklin Swift Gustavus Franklin Swift was an American business executive. He founded a meat-packing empire in the Midwest during the late nineteenth century, over which he presided until his death.
Hal B. Wallis Harold Brent Wallis was an American film producer. He is best remembered for producing Casablanca and True Grit, along with many other major films for Warner Bros. featuring such film stars as Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, and Errol Flynn.
Harley Baldwin Harley Baldwin was an American developer and art dealer who divided his time between residences in Aspen, Colorado, and New York City.
Harold Pierce Harold Pierce was an African-American entrepreneur who founded the successful Harold's Chicken Shack restaurant chain in Chicago, Illinois.
Harriet Hubbard Ayer Harriet Hubbard Ayer was an American cosmetics entrepreneur and journalist during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Harry Chaddick Harry F. Chaddick was a multimillionaire philanthropist, real estate developer, and former Director of Zoning of Chicago, Illinois. Chaddick was born and grew up in the West Side of Chicago, Illinois.
Harry Gale Nye Jr. Harry Gale Nye Jr. was a Chicago-born American industrialist, entrepreneur, and world champion sailor. He graduated from the Berkshire School and joined the class of 1933 at Yale University where he was a member of the Society of Book and Snake.
Harry Gale Nye, Jr. Harry Gale Nye, Jr. was a Chicago-born American industrialist, entrepreneur, and world champion sailor. He graduated from the Berkshire School and joined the class of 1933 at Yale University where he was a member of the Society of Book and Snake.
Harry Grabiner Harry Mitchell Grabiner was an American professional baseball executive.
Harry Lowell Harry Jason Lowell is an American television and feature film producer. He is best known for producing television episodes of "Alaskan Steel Men", Modern Marvels and the feature film Locked In starring Ben Barnes, Eliza Dushku and Sarah Roemer.
Helge Alexander Haugan Helge A. Haugan was an American banking executive in Chicago, Illinois. Haugan was a founding partner of Haugan & Lindgren and the founding president of the State Bank of Chicago.
Henry Babson Henry B. Babson was an entrepreneur, investor in phonograph technology, and notable breeder of Arabian horses. He first moved to Chicago at the age of 17 at the urging of inventor Leon F. Douglass.
Henry Crown Henry Crown was an American industrialist and philanthropist. Among other things, he founded the Material Service Corporation, which merged with General Dynamics in 1959. At the time of his death, he was a billionaire.
Henry Engelhardt Henry Allan Engelhardt is an American businessman, and the founder and former chief executive of Admiral Group, a Welsh motor insurance company.
Henry Honoré Henry Hamilton Honoré was an American businessman.
Henry L. Hertz Henry Lamartine Hertz was an American businessman and politician.
Henry M. Dawes Henry May Dawes was an American businessman and banker from a prominent Ohio family. He served as a United States Comptroller of the Currency from 1923 to 1924 and also worked as an executive in the oil industry.
Henry Ringling North Henry Ringling North was American businessman, as a circus proprietor who was the vice president, treasurer, director and operations chief, while his brother, John Ringling North, was the president and chairman of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, founded by their uncles.
Henry Totten Henry "Hank" Totten was an American businessman and politician.
Henry Villard Henry Villard was an American journalist and financier who was an early president of the Northern Pacific Railway.
Herbert Nootbaar Herbert Victor Nootbaar was an American businessman and philanthropist who endowed to various organizations and institutes, such as Pepperdine University. He is an Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient.
Herb Peterson Herbert Ralph "Herb" Peterson was an American fast food advertising executive and food scientist most known for being the inventor of the McDonald's Egg McMuffin in 1972.
Herman C. Krannert Herman C. Krannert was a businessman and philanthropist in the Midwest of the United States who made millions in the corrugated fiber products industry and subsequently made generous contributions to education and the arts.
H. Gary Morse Harold Gary Morse was an American billionaire and the developer of The Villages, Florida.
H. G. Haugan H. G. Haugan was a Norwegian-born, American railroad and banking executive.
H. H. Kohlsaat Herman Henry Kohlsaat was an American businessman and newspaper publisher.
Horace M. Singer Horace Meach Singer was an American businessman and politician from New York. Coming with his father to Lockport, Illinois work on the Illinois & Michigan Canal, Singer rose to become superintendent of repairs.
Horn Chen Horn Chen was an American businessman and minor league sports entrepreneur. He was the founder of the Central Hockey League, which began to play in 1992. Chen was also a minority owner of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the National Hockey League.
Hugh Hefner Hugh Marston Hefner was an American businessman, magazine publisher and playboy. He was the editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, which he founded in 1953. He was also the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, which is the publishing group that operates the magazine.
Ida Hall Roby Ida Hall Roby was first woman to graduate from the Pharmaceutical Department of the Illinois College of Pharmacy, Northwestern University, and the only woman pharmacist in Illinois at the end of the 19th century.
Ike Bloom Ike Bloom was an American businessman, cabaret and nightclub owner in Chicago from the turn of the 20th century and throughout Prohibition.
Iqbal Arshad Iqbal Arshad is an American engineer, inventor, speaker and technology executive.
Irving Green Irving B. Green was an American record industry executive, and founder and president of Mercury Records.
Irv Levin Irving H. Levin was an American film producer and business executive with the National General Corporation. He was also the owner of the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics and San Diego Clippers.
Isaac Miller Hamilton Isaac Miller Hamilton was an American politician and businessman from Illinois. Hamilton attended private school before establishing a successful banking and real estate company. He was admitted to the bar in 1889 and practiced law.
Iver Lawson (publisher) Iver Lawson was a Norwegian-American real estate investor and newspaper publisher. Together with John Anderson and Knud Langeland, he was the founder of the Skandinaven newspaper in Chicago.
Jabir Herbert Muhammad Jabir Herbert Muhammad was an American businessman and co founder of Top Rank, Inc. He was the longtime manager of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
Jack Lindquist Jack Lindquist was an American business executive who served as president of the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California from 1990 until he retired in 1993.
Jack M. Greenberg Jack M. Greenberg was Chairman and CEO of McDonald's Corporation from 1999 through 2002, when he was replaced by James Richard Cantalupo. He was promoted to CEO in 1998, succeeding Michael R. Quinlan in that role as Quinlan retained the title of Chairman.
Jack Ruby Jack Leon Ruby was a Dallas, Texas nightclub owner who fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963, while Oswald was in police custody after being charged with assassinating U.S. President John F. Kennedy two days earlier.
Jack Schaffer Jack Schaffer is an American politician and businessman.
James Crown James Schine Crown is an American businessman and heir. He is president of Henry Crown and Company, a family investment company. He is a director of JPMorgan Chase & Co., General Dynamics and Sara Lee. He is also the managing partner of the Aspen Skiing Company.
James C. Tyree James C. Tyree was a Chicago financier who was chairman and chief executive officer of Mesirow Financial since 1994. In 2009, he led a team of investors that took control of the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, which he owned until his death.
James L. Kraft James Lewis Kraft was a Canadian-American entrepreneur and inventor. Kraft was the first to patent processed cheese.
James M. Jenness James M. Jenness is the chairman of the board and former CEO of the Kellogg Company, succeeding Carlos Gutierrez after President George W. Bush nominated Gutierrez to become Secretary of Commerce on November 29, 2004. Jenness was CEO until December 31, 2006, when he was succeeded by David MacKay.
James Ragen James Matthew Ragen, Sr. was an Irish businessman and co-founder of the Chicago-based street gang and political club Ragen's Colts.
James R. Rosenthal James R. "Jim" Rosenthal was an American film producer and production manager.
James Steven Ginsburg James Steven Ginsburg is an American music producer. He is the founder, producer and president of Cedille Records, a classical label, which was launched in 1989 when Ginsburg was a student at the University of Chicago.
James Van Inwagen James W. Van Inwagen, Jr. was an American businessman and a member of the Tiffany family. He played college football for the University of Michigan from 1888 to 1891 and was captain of the 1891 Michigan Wolverines football team.
Jamie Foster Brown Jamie Foster Brown is the owner and publisher of Sister 2 Sister magazine, which was launched in September 1988. Newsweek called it the "African-American version of People magazine."
Jane Heap Jane Heap was an American publisher and a significant figure in the development and promotion of literary modernism.
Jason Stephens (producer) Jason Stephens is a film producer based in Chicago. He is the founder and former executive director of the not-for-profit film production company Split Pillow.
Jay Pritzker Jay Arthur Pritzker was an American entrepreneur, conglomerate organizer, and member of the Pritzker family.
J. B. Pritzker Jay Robert "J. B." Pritzker is an American venture capitalist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and private business owner based in Chicago.
Jean Doumanian Jean Doumanian is an American stage, television and film producer. She briefly produced Saturday Night Live, between November 1980 and March 1981.
Jeffrey Saad Jeffrey Saad is an American chef, author, restaurant owner, and television personality from Chicago, Illinois. He is currently the host of United Tastes of America on the Cooking Channel.
Jeffrey T. Mezger Jeffrey T. Mezger is an American businessman. He serves as the president and chief executive officer of KB Home.
Jennifer Pritzker Jennifer Natalya Pritzker is an American investor, philanthropist, and member of the Pritzker family. Pritzker retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army in 2001, and was later made an honorary Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.
Jerome T. Schwartz Jerome T. Schwartz was an American politician, a logger and businessman.
Jerrold Wexler Jerrold Wexler was a noted American businessman. He was the brother of cinematographer Haskell Wexler and the stepfather of actress Daryl Hannah.
Jerry Huckaby Thomas Jerald Huckaby, usually known as Jerry Huckaby, is a retired businessman who served from 1977 to 1993 as a Democratic U.S. Representative from Louisiana's 5th congressional district, at the time mostly in the northeastern quadrant of the state.
Jerry Reinsdorf Jerry M. Reinsdorf is a CPA, lawyer and an owner of the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the MLB's Chicago White Sox. He started his professional life as a tax attorney with the Internal Revenue Service. He has been the head of the White Sox and Bulls for over 25 years.
Jim Michaels Jim Michaels is an American television producer. He is the son of Anna Mae and Robert Michaels and was raised in the suburbs of Des Plaines and Arlington Heights.
Jim Moran (automotive) James Martin "Jim" Moran was an American car dealer and philanthropist whose net worth of $2.4 billion ranked him 390th on the Forbes 400 at the time of his death.
Jim Moran (businessman) James Martin Moran was an American car dealer and philanthropist whose net worth of $2.4 billion ranked him 390th on the Forbes 400 at the time of his death.
J. Louis Comiskey John Louis Comiskey was the owner of the Chicago White Sox of the American League from 1931 to 1939.
Joe Shanahan Joe Shanahan is the founder and owner of Metro Chicago and Smart Bar in Chicago, Illinois. He is also the part owner of the Daily Bar and Grill, as well as Double Door.
J. Ogden Armour Jonathan Ogden Armour was an American meatpacking magnate and only surviving son of Civil War-era industrialist Philip Danforth Armour. He became owner and president of Armour & Company upon the death of his father in 1901.
John A. Bloomingston John Albert Bloomingston was an American attorney and football and baseball player and coach. He played at the fullback position for the University of Michigan football teams in 1894 and 1895.
John A. Schneider John A. Schneider, Jr., also known as Jack, is president of the CBS Television Network.
John Broderick (politician) John Broderick of Chicago, born in Ireland was a Member of Illinois state senate, 1899–1903, 1907–1923, 1927-1939. Was born in Coolbeha, Co. Kerry.
John Calamos John P. Calamos, Sr. is a Greek–American businessman, mutual fund manager and a self-made billionaire with an estimated net worth of 2.7 billion dollars according to Forbes. He founded Calamos Asset Management in 1977, and won BusinessWeek's best manager for 2003 and 2004.
John Carbutt John Carbutt was the first person to use celluloid for photographic film.
John Crerar (industrialist) John Chippewa Crerar was a wealthy American industrialist and businessman from Chicago whose investments were primarily in the railroad industry.
John D. Hertz John Daniel Hertz, Sr. was an American businessman, thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder, and philanthropist.
John D. MacArthur John Donald MacArthur was an American businessman and philanthropist who established the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, benefactor in the MacArthur Fellowships.
John Drake (1872-1964) John Burroughs Drake and his brother Tracy Drake were the developers and proprietors of the Blackstone Hotel and Drake Hotel, which are both located along Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL. The former is located in the Chicago Landmark Historic Michigan Boulevard District and the latter along the...
John Erman John Erman is an American television and film director, actor and producer.
John Francis Mitchell John Francis Mitchell was an American electronics engineer and President & COO of Motorola.
John F. Sandner John F. Sandner, commonly known as Jack Sandner, is an American business executive and community leader who served as the longtime chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, now the CME Group.
John G. Shedd John Graves Shedd was the second president and chairman of the board of Marshall Field & Company.
John Henry Raap John Henry Raap was an entrepreneur and wholesale liquor retailer in Chicago in the 19th century.
John H. Johnson John Harold Johnson was an American businessman and publisher. He was the founder of the Johnson Publishing Company. In 1982, he became the first African American to appear on the Forbes 400.
John H. McAvoy John H. McAvoy was the founder of the McAvoy Brewing Company in Chicago, Illinois and was elected Alderman of the 3rd ward of Chicago in 1869. He served as Chicago City Council President in 1871, during the rebuilding of Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire.
John K. Stewart John Kerwin Stewart was an entrepreneur and inventor. He founded the Stewart-Warner Corporation. In his lifetime he founded or purchased several companies and held 82 patents.
John M. Bolton John M. Bolton was an American businessman and politician.
John McCandish King John McCandish King was an American petroleum entrepreneur and Republican politician. He is notable for being one of the youngest members elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in its history and for his role in a fraudulent scam involving Investors Overseas Service.
John McDonough (sports executive) John McDonough is a sports executive who is perhaps best known for his two decades with the Chicago Cubs. In 2007, he left the presidency of the Cubs to become president of the Chicago Blackhawks. On June 1, 2011, McDonough was promoted to President and CEO of the Blackhawks.
John Meriwether John William Meriwether is an American hedge fund executive, seen as a pioneer of fixed income arbitrage.
John S. Reed John Shepard Reed is the former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange. He previously served as chairman and CEO of Citicorp, Citibank, and post-merger, Citigroup. He is the past chairman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's board of trustees.
John Stuart (CEO) John Stuart was the chief executive officer of the Quaker Oats Company from 1922 to 1953.
John Touhy John P. Touhy was an American politician.
John V. Farwell John Villiers Farwell, Sr. was an American merchant and philanthropist from New York City. Moving to Chicago, Illinois at a young age, he joined Wadsworth & Phelps, eventually rising to be senior partner as John V. Farwell & Co..
John Warne Gates John Warne Gates, also known as "Bet-a-Million" Gates, was an American Gilded Age industrialist, who was a pioneer promoter of barbed wire. He was born and raised in what is now West Chicago, Illinois.
John W. Rogers Jr. John Washington Rogers Jr. is an investor who founded Ariel Capital Management in 1983. He is chairman and CEO of the company, which is the United States' largest minority-run mutual fund firm. He has been a regular contributor to Forbes magazine for most of the last decade.
Joseph Cari, Jr. Joseph A. Cari Jr. is a private equity investor, public policy expert, and philanthropist currently residing in New York, New York and Castellina in Chianti, Italy.
Joseph "Diamond Joe" Reynolds Joseph Reynolds, was the youngest of six children, and of Quaker ancestry. He was married to Mary Morton, who was born about 1820 in Thunder Hill, near Rockland, Sullivan County, New York.
Joseph Grendys Joseph Grendys is an American billionaire poultry slaughterer, the chairman, chief executive officer and president of Koch Foods.
Joseph Kellman Joseph "Joe" Kellman was an American businessman and philanthropist. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he grew up in the Lawndale neighborhood. Together with his brother, Kellman inherited their father's glass business.
Joseph Medill Patterson Joseph Medill Patterson was an American journalist, publisher and founder of the Daily News in New York.
Joseph Medill Patterson Albright Joseph Medill Patterson Albright is an American businessman and news publisher. He is the former husband of Madeleine Albright.
Joseph T. Zoline Joseph T. Zoline was the founder and developer of Telluride Ski Resort. He was born in Chicago, the child of Russian immigrants, he went on to work his way through the University of Chicago where he gained highest honors both as an undergraduate and at the Law School.
J. Roderick MacArthur John Roderick MacArthur was a U.S. businessman and philanthropist in Chicago. The J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation, a philanthropic organization supporting civil rights in the United States, was established in his name.
Jules Lederer Jules Lederer was an American business executive and innovator.
Julius Rosenwald Julius Rosenwald was an American businessman and philanthropist.
June Martino June Martino was an American businesswoman who became Ray Kroc's bookkeeper in 1948 and ultimately rose to Corporate Secretary, Treasurer, Director, and part-owner of McDonald's Corporation.
J. Young Scammon Jonathan Young Scammon was an early settler in Chicago, Illinois, arriving in the city in 1835. He went on to become politically important as a lawyer, banker, and newspaper publisher. His first wife was Mary Ann Haven Dearborn, a niece of General Dearborn, with whom he had 3 children.
Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur.
Karen Johnson Boyd Karen Johnson Boyd was an American art dealer, collector and billionairess heiress.
Kenneth C. Griffin Kenneth C. Griffin is an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist.
Kevin Cushing Kevin K. Cushing is an American businessman and the former Chief Executive Officer of AlphaGraphics, a franchised chain of more than 260 independently owned and operated marketing service providers with full-service print shops.
King Camp Gillette King Camp Gillette was an American businessman. He invented a best selling version of the safety razor. Several models were in existence before Gillette's design. Gillette's innovation was the thin, inexpensive, disposable blade of stamped steel.
King C. Gillette King Camp Gillette was an American businessman. He invented a best selling version of the safety razor. Several models were in existence before Gillette's design. Gillette's innovation was the thin, inexpensive, disposable blade of stamped steel.
Larry Huggins Larry Huggins is the president and chief executive officer of Riteway-Huggins Construction Services He is the former board Chairman of the Chicago-area commuter rail service Metra.
Lauralee Martin Lauralee E. Martin was the president and CEO of HCP, Inc., a publicly traded healthcare REIT based in Irvine, California. Previous to her role at HCP, Martin was chief executive of the Americas division of Jones Lang LaSalle.
Leander J. McCormick Leander James McCormick was an American inventor, manufacturer, philanthropist, and businessman and a member of the McCormick family of Chicago and Virginia.
Lee Ratner Leonard Lee Ratner was an American businessman who built his fortune through mail-order sales before moving into real estate investment.
Leo Burnett Leo Burnett was an American advertising executive and the founder of Leo Burnett Company, Inc.. He was responsible for creating some of advertising's most well-known characters and campaigns of the 20th century, including Tony the Tiger, Charlie the Tuna, the Marlboro Man, the Maytag Repairman...
Leo Lerner Leo A. Lerner was an American newspaper editor and publisher, who founded Lerner Newspapers in Chicago, Illinois, at one time the largest chain of weekly newspapers in the world.
Leonard Chess Leonard Chess was an American record company executive and the co-founder of Chess Records. He was influential in the development of electric blues, Chicago blues, and rock and roll.
Leonard H. Lavin Leonard H. Lavin was an American businessman, racehorse owner and breeder, and philanthropist, who, in 1955 founded the Alberto-Culver Company.
Leo Stefanos Leo Stefanos was the owner of Dove Candies & Ice Cream in Chicago and the inventor of the DoveBar.
Lessing J. Rosenwald Lessing Julius Rosenwald was an American businessman, a collector of rare books and art, a chess patron, and a philanthropist.
Lester Melrose Lester Melrose was one of the first American producers of blues records.
Levi Leiter Levi Ziegler Leiter was a Chicago businessman. He co-founded what became the Marshall Field & Company retail empire.
Lloyd Rigler Lloyd Eugene Rigler was an American businessman and philanthropist. As a businessman, he and a partner, Lawrence E. Deutsch, made Adolph's Meat Tenderizer a national brand.
Lori Greiner Lori Greiner is an American inventor, entrepreneur, and television personality. She is best known as a cast member of the reality TV show Shark Tank and has been called "The Queen of QVC". She has also appeared on its spin-off, Beyond the Tank.
Louis S. Kahnweiler Louis S. Kahnweiler was a real estate investor who co-founded the firm Bennett & Kahnweiler.
Louis Theophiel Duerinck Louis Theophiel Duerinck was an executive with the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company. He is best known for leading the lawsuit that allowed the railroad to access the Powder River Basin.
Lou Reizner Lou Reizner was a record producer, A&R executive and head of Mercury Records European operations. As a producer, he is perhaps best known for Rod Stewart's first two solo albums, for the orchestral version of The Who's rock opera Tommy, and Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
Ludacris Christopher Brian Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper and actor. Ludacris is the founder of Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. Ludacris has won Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, MTV, and Grammy Awards.
Lupe Fiasco Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor.
Maggie Anderson (activist) Maggie Anderson is an American activist, CEO, and co-founder, with her husband John Anderson, of the Empowerment Experiment.
Marc Nathanson Marc Nathanson is an American entrepreneur. He is best known for his founding of Falcon Cable, which he sold in 1999 for $3.7 billion. He is a member of the Cable TV Hall of Fame, awarded with Inc.s Entrepreneur of the Year and a former chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
Marcus D. Gilman Marcus Davis Gilman was an American politician, businessman, and historian.
Margaret Cobb Ailshie Margaret Cobb Ailshie was a social belle, publisher, and social activist in Boise and Chicago.
Margaret Vinci Heldt Margaret Vinci Heldt was an American hairstylist, best known as the creator of the beehive hairstyle.
Mark Pincus Mark Jonathan Pincus is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Zynga, which makes online social games. Pincus also founded Freeloader, Inc., Tribe Networks, and Support.com. Pincus served as the CEO of Zynga until July 2013.
Mark Randel Mark Randel is an American game programmer and the founder, principal technologist, and majority owner of Terminal Reality. Randel was the lead programmer of Terminal Velocity, Monster Truck Madness, BloodRayne, its sequel, and '.
Marshall Chess Marshall Chess is a Jewish American record producer, the son of Leonard Chess who co-founded Chess Records.
Marshall Field Marshall Field was an American entrepreneur and the founder of Marshall Field and Company, the Chicago-based department stores. His business was renowned for its then-exceptional level of quality and customer service.
Marshall Field III Marshall Field III was an American investment banker, publisher, racehorse owner/breeder, philanthropist, grandson of businessman Marshall Field, heir to the Marshall Field department store fortune, and a leading financial supporter and founding board member of Saul Alinsky's community organizing...
Marshall Field IV Marshall Field IV was the owner of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1956 to 1965.
Martine Rothblatt Martine Aliana Rothblatt is an American lawyer, author, and entrepreneur.
Marvin Hughitt Marvin Hughitt was an American railroad tycoon from New York. Interested in telegraphy at a young age, Hughitt quickly mastered the trade and moved to Chicago, Illinois to work. He came to the attention of the St. Louis, Alton and Chicago Railroad, who hired him to coordinate trains.
Mary O'Connor (alderman) Mary E. O'Connor replaced Alderman Brian Doherty on the Chicago City Council in May 2011. She is the first female alderman to represent the 41st Ward of Chicago on the Northwest side of the city - the largest geographic ward in Chicago including O'Hare International Airport.
Matthew Bucksbaum Matthew Bucksbaum was an American businessman and philanthropist. Matthew and his brothers Martin and Maurice co-founded General Growth Properties.
Matthew Laflin Matthew Laflin was an American manufacturer of gunpowder, businessman, philanthropist, and an early pioneer of Chicago, Illinois.
Matthew Songer Matthew Songer is an American surgeon and Chairman of the Board of Pioneer Surgical Technology, which he founded in 1992 and based in Marquette, Michigan.
Matt Maloney (business executive) Grubhub is an online and mobile food-ordering company that connects diners with local restaurants. Based in Chicago, the company has more than 8.75 million active diners, and 50,000 restaurant partners in over 1,100 cities across the United States and the United Kingdom.
Maurice Joshua Maurice Joshua, also known just as Maurice, born in Chicago, Illinois, is a Grammy Award winning record producer who is most known for his laid-back and soulful house music-style remixes.
Max Adler (Sears) Max Adler was born in Elgin, Illinois to a German Jewish family who emigrated to America in about 1850. He was raised in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School.
Max Levchin Maksymilian Rafailovych "Max" Levchyn is a Ukrainian-born American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He is the Chief Executive of digital lending start-up Affirm. He is also the former chief technology officer of PayPal, which he co-founded in 1998.
Max Palevsky Max Palevsky was an American art collector, venture capitalist, philanthropist, and computer technology pioneer.
Maya Romanoff Maya Romanoff was an American artist, inventor, and director of the Maya Romanoff Corporation, a manufacturer of wall covering and surfacing materials.
Merrill C. Meigs Merrill Church Meigs was the publisher of the Chicago Herald and Examiner in the 1920s. Inspired to become a pilot by Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, he became a booster of Chicago as a world center of aviation.
M. G. Gordon M.G. Gordon was a Chicago businessman, inventor, and social theorist. Gordon also was a futurist and an advocate for privacy rights, a cause that he advocated through his writings and public speaking during the 1960s.
Michael Butler (producer) Michael Butler is an American theatrical producer best known for bringing the rock musical Hair from the Public Theater to Broadway in 1968. During his time as Hair producer he was dubbed by the press as "the hippie millionaire".
Michael Diversey Michael Diversey was an American beer brewer, owner of the Diversey Beer Brewery. Diversey was an immigrant from Illingen Saarland, Germany. He landed in the US in 1830, and went into partnership with English immigrant William Lill around 1841.
Michael J. Kelly Michael J. "Mike" Kelly is an American entrepreneur and media executive. He is the co-founder and CEO of KNV, a digital media investment and advisory firm.
Michael Masser Michael William Masser was an American songwriter, composer and producer of popular music.
Michael Ovitz Michael S. Ovitz is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is a talent agent who co-founded Creative Artists Agency in 1975 and served as its chairman until 1995. Ovitz later served as President of the Walt Disney Company from October 1995 to January 1997.
Michael Shamberg Michael Shamberg is an American film producer and former Time–Life correspondent.
Michael W. Ferro Jr. Michael W. Ferro Jr. is an American business magnate and the majority share owner and Non-Executive Chairman of the United States third-largest newspaper publisher Tronc, and whom, in 2016, the New York Times described as being one of the country's most significant and unpredictable media moguls...
Michael W. Ferro, Jr. Michael W. Ferro, Jr. is an American business magnate and the majority share owner and Non-Executive Chairman of the United States third-largest newspaper publisher Tronc, and whom, in 2016, the New York Times described as being one of the country's most significant and unpredictable media moguls...
Mike Ellis (executive) Channel Awesome, Inc. is an online media production company based in Lombard, Illinois. The company was created in 2008 by Mike Michaud, Mike Ellis, and Bhargav Dronamraju.
Mike Lanigan Michael "Mike" Lanigan is an entrepreneur and IndyCar Series team owner.
Mike Michaud (executive) Channel Awesome, Inc. is an online media production company based in Lombard, Illinois. The company was created in 2008 by Mike Michaud, Mike Ellis, and Bhargav Dronamraju.
Mike Rizzo (baseball) Michael Anthony Rizzo is an American baseball front office executive who is the general manager and president of baseball operations of the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.
Millie Goldsholl Millie Goldsholl is most well known for running the film division of the Chicago graphic design firm, Morton Goldsholl Associates. She also made hew own films and animations, including the award-winning Up is Down from 1969.
Milton S. Florsheim Milton S. Florsheim, was the chairman of the board and founder of Florsheim Shoes. Born in Chicago, Florsheim grew up attending the Chicago public schools. He worked in his father's shoe store before founding Florsheim Shoes in 1892.
Morris Bublick Morris Bublick was the one of the owner's of Smoky Joe's, a men's clothing store in Chicago, Illinois which was founded by his father. Morris always smoked a tobacco pipe.
Morris Markin Morris Markin was a Russian-born American businessman who founded the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company.
Nancy Talbot Nancy Talbot was an American businesswoman who co-founded the Talbots women's retail clothing chain with her husband, Rudolf Talbot.
Napoleon Periolat Napoleon Periolat was a Chicago businessman in the mid-19th century, founder of the 1850 Periolat brewery in Wheeling, Illinois, and grandfather of George Periolat.
Nelson Ludington Nelson Ludington was a nineteenth-century American businessman, lumber baron and banker. Born in Ludingtonville, New York, he made his fortune in the Midwest based on resource exploitation: lumber, iron ore and copper.
Nicholas J. Pritzker Nicholas J. Pritzker is a real estate and venture entrepreneur in San Francisco, California. He served as the Chairman of the board and CEO of the Hyatt Development Corporation.
Nick Rosa Nick E. Rosa is an American executive, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He was formerly the president and chief executive officer of NutraSweet, and co-founded Sandbox Industries, serving as managing director.
Nico Santucci Nico Santucci, born 1967 in Chicago, Illinois is an Italian-American restaurateur, entrepreneur and designer.
N. K. Fairbank Nathaniel Springs.N.K." Fairbank was a Chicago industrialist whose company, the N.K. Fairbank Co., manufactured soap as well as animal and baking products in conjunction with the major meat packing houses of northern Illinois.
Norman T. Gassette Norman Theodore Gassette was an American baseball executive, president of the Chicago White Stockings for the last part of 1870 and through 1871.
Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
Oscar F. Mayer Oscar Ferdinand Mayer was a German American who founded the processed-meat firm Oscar Mayer that bears his name.
Oscar G. Mayer Jr. Oscar Gustave Mayer was an American business executive who served as chairman of the Oscar Mayer meat and cold cut production company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, the third Oscar Mayer to lead the family business, following his grandfather, company founder, Oscar F. Mayer, who died in...
Oscar Nelson Oscar Nelson was a Chicago City Alderman, one-time Auditor for the state of Illinois, and interim president of the Building Service Employees International Union, the precursor of the Service Employees International Union, in 1927.
Otto Young Otto Young was a German American merchant and real estate mogul from Elberfeld, Prussia. After his father died in his youth, Young struggled to earn enough money to follow his mother to the United States. After he did, he sold toys on the streets of New York City before attending some school.
Paris Barclay Paris K.C. Barclay is an American television director and producer, and writer.
Patrick Brent Patrick Timothy Brent is an American businessman who was born and raised in Chicago.
Patrick L. Touhy Patrick L. Touhy of Chicago, born in Ireland was a real estate developer instrumental in the subdividing and development of the Rogers Park section of Chicago. Touhy Avenue is named after him.
Patrick Spain Patrick J. Spain is a serial entrepreneur. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of First Stop Health, LLC., a Chicago-based provider of telemedicine services. He is the former Chairman and CEO Hoover's, which he co-founded. Hoover's was sold to Dun & Bradstreet in 2003.
Paul Cornell (lawyer) Paul Cornell was an American lawyer and Chicago real estate speculator who founded the Hyde Park Township that included most of what are now known as the south and far southeast sides of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States.
Paul Coy Allen Paul Coy Allen is a filmmaker, television director television producer, and music video director.
Paul Grottkau Paul Grottkau was a German-American socialist political activist and newspaper publisher. Grottkau is best remembered as an editor alongside Haymarket affair victim August Spies of the Chicagoer Arbeiter-Zeitung, one of the leading American radical newspapers of the decade of the 1880s.
Paul H. Robinson Jr. Paul Heron Robinson Jr. is a United States businessman who was United States Ambassador to Canada from 1981 to 1985.
Paul Toback Paul Toback is an Illinois attorney who served as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Bally Total Fitness Corporation from December, 2002 until August 11, 2006, prior to the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in 2007.
Penny Pritzker Penny Sue Pritzker is an American billionaire businesswoman, entrepreneur, and civic leader. President Barack Obama nominated Pritzker as United States Secretary of Commerce. After being confirmed by a Senate vote of 97-1, she became the 38th person to hold that position.
Perry H. Smith Perry H. Smith was an American businessman and politician.
Phil Chess Philip "Phil" Chess was an American record producer and company executive, the co-founder with his brother of Chess Records.
Philip Danforth Armour Philip Danforth Armour Sr. was an American meatpacking industrialist who founded the Chicago-based firm of Armour & Company. Born on an upstate New York farm, he made $8000 in the California gold rush, 1852–56. He opened a wholesale grocery business in Cincinnati, then moved it to Milwaukee.
Philip K. Wrigley Philip Knight Wrigley, sometimes also called P.K. or Phil, was an American chewing gum manufacturer and executive in Major League Baseball, inheriting both those roles as the quiet son of his much more flamboyant father, William Wrigley, Jr.. In 1912, Wrigley founded the Lincoln Park Gun Club...
Philip Wadsworth Philip Wadsworth was an American dry goods merchant, politician, and military leader. Born to the prominent Wadsworth family in New Hartford, Connecticut, he attended private academies until he was sixteen, when he entered the dry goods trade.
Ping Tom Ping Tom was an American businessman and civic leader in Chicago. He was also the uncle of American actress Lauren Tom.
Potter Palmer Potter Palmer was an American businessman who was responsible for much of the development of State Street in Chicago. Born in New York City, Albany County, New York, he was the fourth son of Benjamin and Rebecca Palmer.
Raj Fernando Rajiv K. "Raj" Fernando is an American businessman, political fundraiser and donor, and philanthropist. He is the current Chairman and CEO of Scoutahead.com and the former CEO of Chopper Trading.
Ralph Austin Bard Ralph Austin Bard was a Chicago financier who served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1941–1944, and as Under Secretary, 1944–1945.
Ralph Hubbard Norton Ralph Hubbard Norton, born in Chicago, was an art collector and museum founder. Norton's use of an endowment was innovative and novel at the time he set it up to support the museum he established in perpetuity. He was inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame in 1994.
Ray Ozzie Raymond "Ray" Ozzie is an American software industry entrepreneur who held the positions of Chief Technical Officer and Chief Software Architect at Microsoft between 2005 and 2010. Before Microsoft, he was best known for his role in creating IBM Notes.
R. Douglas Stuart Robert Douglas Stuart was a United States businessman who served as United States Ambassador to Canada from 1953 to 1956.
R. Douglas Stuart Jr. Robert Douglas Stuart Jr., referred to as R. Douglas Stuart Jr. when young and as Robert D. Stuart Jr. when older, was the son of Quaker Oats Company co-founder Robert Douglas Stuart, the founder of the America First Committee in 1940, the CEO of Quaker Oats from 1966 to 1981, and United States...
Rebecca Jarvis Rebecca Ann Jarvis is an American journalist. She is the Chief Business, Economics and Technology Correspondent for ABC News and the host, creator and managing editor of Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis and the podcast No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis. She was also a finalist on Season 4 of The Apprentice.
Richard Burke (businessman) Richard Burke is the co-founder of Trek Bicycle Corporation. Trek is known among cyclists for making the bikes that Lance Armstrong rode in his Tour de France victories.
Richard Driehaus Richard Herman Driehaus is an American fund manager, businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder, chief investment officer, and chairman of Driehaus Capital Management LLC, based in Chicago.
Richard D. Trentlage Richard Dale Trentlage was an American jingle writer. He wrote jingles for McDonald's, the National Safety Council, and V8, but he is best known for the long-running jingle for Oscar Mayer wieners.
Richard F. Kelly Richard Francis "Dick" Kelly, Jr. was an American politician and businessman.
Richard T. Crane Richard Teller Crane I was the founder of R.T. Crane & Bro., a Chicago-based manufacturer.
Rich Melman Rich Melman is the founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, a privately held restaurant company with more than 100 venues. Melman serves as chairman of the board of LEYE. He creates restaurant concepts. As such he is a corporate executive who sees himself as an artist.
Rick Kaplan Richard N. Kaplan is an American network television producer.
Riley A. Bender Riley Alvin Bender was a United States businessman and political candidate.
Robert Atkinson Davis Robert Atkinson Davis was a businessman and Manitoba politician who served as the fourth Premier of Manitoba.
Robert Blackwell, Jr. Robert Blackwell, Jr. is a Chicago-based American businessman and "a savvy and successful entrepreneur" according to the Los Angeles Times. He is the founder and CEO of EKI-Digital, a technology consulting firm.
Robert Friedland Robert Martin Friedland is an American-Canadian international financier and major player in the junior mining industry. Since the early 1980s, he has specialized in securing funding for the exploration and development of mineral and energy resources and advanced technology ventures.
Robert Irsay Robert Irsay was an American professional football team owner. He owned the National Football League's Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts franchise from 1972 until his death in 1997, and the Los Angeles Rams briefly in 1972.
Robert J. Thorne Robert Julius Thorne was an American businessman who was president of Montgomery Ward from 1917 to 1920.
Robert K. Watson Robert "Rob" Watson, is a market transformation expert, international leader in the green building movement and CEO and Chief Scientist of The ECON Group. He founded the LEED Green Building Rating System of the United States Green Building Council in 1993 and was its Founding Chairman until 2006.
Robert M. Fomon Robert Michael Fomon was an American financier who was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of E. F. Hutton & Co. from 1970 to 1987, a governor of the New York Stock Exchange, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Pacific Stock Exchange.
Robert Van Kampen Robert D. Van Kampen was a businessman and member of various organizational boards in the business world and Christian ministry.
Ron Williams Ronald Allen "Ron" Williams is an American businessman, entrepreneur and management consultant, and is chairman and CEO of RW2 Enterprises, LLC. He is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Aetna Inc., a diversified benefits company.
Roy O. Disney Roy Oliver Disney was an American businessman, becoming the partner and co-founder, along with his younger brother Walt Disney, of Walt Disney Productions, since renamed The Walt Disney Company.
Rufus C. Dawes Rufus Cutler Dawes was an American businessman in oil and banking from a prominent Ohio family. He and his three brothers all became nationally known.
Sam K. Harrison Sam K. Harrison or Sam Kazar Harootenian was a Corporal of the United States Army during World War II. He served nine months overseas and participated in the campaigns of Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.
Sam Lichtenhein Samuel "Sam" Edward Lichtenhein was a businessman and sports executive. He was the owner and president of the Montreal Wanderers ice hockey team of the National Hockey Association, later National Hockey League and the owner of the Montreal Royals baseball team.
Sam Pitroda Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda popularly known as Sam Pitroda is a telecom engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and policymaker. He was born in Titilagarh, Odisha, India. In 1964, he traveled to Chicago to study electrical engineering.
Samuel B. Fuller Samuel B. "S.B." Fuller was an American entrepreneur. He was founder and president of the Fuller Products Company, publisher of the New York Age and Pittsburgh Courier, head of the South Side Chicago NAACP, president of the National Negro Business League, and a prominent black Republican.
Samuel Hammersmark Samuel Tellefson "Sam" Hammersmark was an American book publisher, trade union organizer, political activist, and Communist Party functionary.
Samuel Insull Samuel Insull was a British-born American business magnate; an innovator and investor based in Chicago who greatly contributed to creating an integrated electrical infrastructure in the United States. Insull was notable for purchasing utilities and railroads using holding companies.
Samuel Snowden Hayes Samuel Snowden Hayes was an American politician from Tennessee. Hayes moved to Illinois after a family tragedy and eventually established a successful law practice in Carmi.
Sam Zell Samuel "Sam" Zell is an American businessman, with investments in commercial real estate, energy, manufacturing, logistics/transportation, healthcare, and communications.
Scott Lee Cohen Scott Lee Cohen is an American politician and businessman who won the Democratic Party's 2010 nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, then withdrew under pressure shortly after the primary following revelations about his personal life and questions about his background.
Scotty Moylan Francis Lester "Scotty" Moylan was a Guamanian businessman and patriarch of the Moylan family, which includes his son, former Lieutenant Governor Kurt Moylan, and his grandsons, former Lt. Governor Kaleo Moylan and Guam's first elected attorney general, Douglas Moylan.
Shalabh Kumar Shalabh "Shalli" Kumar is a Chicago-based Indian-American industrialist.
Silas B. Cobb Silas Bowman Cobb was an American industrialist and pioneer who made his fortune through business and real estate ventures primarily in Chicago, Illinois.
Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. In September 2007, his debut single "Crank That" peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Stanton R. Cook Stanton Rufus Cook was a chief executive of the Chicago Tribune. He took the newspaper public in 1983.
Steve Hindi Steven Omar "Steve" Hindi is an American animal rights activist and businessman. He is the founder and president of the animal rights organization Showing Animals Respect and Kindness.
Steven Mandis Steven George Mandis is an American investor and the founder of Kalamata Capital. He is also adjunct associate professor in finance and economics at Columbia University Business School, having previously worked at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup and as a senior advisor to McKinsey.
Suze Orman Susan Lynn "Suze" Orman is an American author, financial advisor, motivational speaker, and television host. She earned a degree in social work then worked as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch. In 1983, she became a vice president of retail customer investments at Prudential Bache Securities.
Thomas B. Jeffery Thomas Buckland Jeffery was an inventor of the clincher tire/rim and manufacturer of bicycles and early automobiles, founder of the Rambler brand.
Thomas E. Hogan Tom Hogan is Chairman and CEO at Kony, Inc. Previously, he was the executive vice president of CSC. Hogan was executive vice president of Sales and Marketing for HP's $57B Enterprise Business in 2010.
Thomas G. Ayers Thomas G. Ayers was president, CEO and chairman of Commonwealth Edison.
Thomas S. Hammond Thomas Stevens "Tom" or "T.S." Hammond was an American business and political leader, soldier, and college football player and coach. He played football for Fielding H. Yost's renowned 1903, 1904 and 1905 "Point-a-Minute" football teams at the University of Michigan.
Thomas S. Ricketts Thomas S. "Tom" Ricketts is the chairman and owner of the Chicago Cubs, and the chief executive officer of Incapital LLC, a Chicago investment bank that packages corporate bonds for retail investors.
Thomas S. White, Jr. Thomas S. White, Jr. is an American asset manager residing in Chicago, Illinois. He is the founder, chairman and president of Thomas White International, Ltd.
Tim Hunter (CEO) Timothy G. "Tim" Hunter is the founder and CEO of The Chairman Agency and Cinema Fresh.
Timothy Blackstone Timothy Beach Blackstone was a 19th-century railroad executive, businessman, philanthropist, and politician. He is descended from one of the earliest British settlers of New England, William Blaxton. Blackstone worked in the railroad industry for most of his life after dropping out of school.
Timothy Ryan (newspaper publisher) Timothy E. Ryan is an American newspaper publisher and businessman. As of September 2015, he is the publisher and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune. He was previously publisher and chief executive officer of The Baltimore Sun, beginning in March 2007.
Todd Ricketts Todd M. Ricketts is an American businessman who sits on the board of directors of the Chicago Cubs and TD Ameritrade. On November 30, 2016, Ricketts was nominated by President-Elect Donald Trump to be United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce.
Tom Bonen Tom Bonen is the founder and publisher of the Virtual Soccer Magazine and the Windy City Softball Magazine. He also works as a TV sportscaster for Comcast Sports Net 100 beginning in 1993.
Tom Gries Thomas Stephen "Tom" Gries was an American TV and film director, writer, and producer.
Tom Neff Thomas Linden Neff, known as Tom Neff, is a film executive, director and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tom Rosenberg Tom B. Rosenberg is an American film producer as well as founder and chairman of Lakeshore Entertainment. He is a recipient of the 2004 Academy Award for Best Picture for the film Million Dollar Baby. Tom grew up in the Lakeview area of Chicago, Illinois.
Tom Y. Chan Tom Young Chan was an American businessman and civic leader. Based in Chicago, Chan was a leading supporter of the Kuomintang in the United States, and helped raise money for both Sun Yat-sen and General Chiang Kai-shek.
Tony DeSantis Anthony DeSantis, KStJ was an American entrepreneur and theater owner in Chicago, Illinois and its suburbs. He is most well known for the foundation of the area's Drury Lane theaters. During DeSantis' lifetime, his empire included 6 separate theaters.
Tony Rezko Antoin "Tony" Rezko is an American businessman. He was a fundraiser for Illinois Democratic and Republican politicians.
Tracy Drake Tracy C Drake and his brother John Drake were the developers and proprietors of the Blackstone Hotel and Drake Hotel, which are both located along Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL. The former is located in the Chicago Landmark Historic Michigan Boulevard District and the latter along the...
Ty Warner H. Ty Warner is an American toy manufacturer, businessman, and former actor. He is the CEO, sole owner and founder of Ty Inc. which manufactures and distributes stuffed toys, including Beanie Babies and other lines.
Vernon Jannotta Vernon Jannotta was an officer in the US Navy who saw action in WWI and WWII, and an American businessman.
Victor Lawson Victor Fremont Lawson was an American newspaper publisher who headed the Chicago Daily News from 1876 to 1925. Lawson was president of the Associated Press from 1894 to 1900, and was on the board of directors from 1900 to 1925.
Vincent Kosuga Vincent W. Kosuga was an American onion farmer and commodity trader best known for manipulating the onion futures market. Though he made millions of dollars on commodity trading, his actions were highly controversial and attracted government scrutiny.
Virgil Tiran Virgil Tiran is a Chicago real estate developer with ties to Patti Blagojevich, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's wife.
Wallace Leroy DeWolf Wallace Leroy DeWolf, sometimes De Wolf, was an American lawyer, businessman, philanthropist, and artist. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent most of his life in the city. Originally a lawyer, DeWolf founded a successful real estate company in 1894.
Walter C. Peacock Walter Clarence Peacock, was a Chicago businessman best known as the president of C. D. Peacock Jewelry Company, which was established by his father in 1837. Peacock was also a well known sportsman, particularly as a trap shooter; he won several national championships in this sport.
Walter J. Nega Walter J. Nega was an American businessman and politician.
Walter Loomis Newberry Walter Loomis Newberry was an American businessman and philanthropist, best known for his bequest that resulted in the creation of the Newberry Library in Chicago.
Walter Melrose Walter Melrose was a music publisher and lyricist in the 1920s and 1930s.
Wasfi Tolaymat Wasfi Tolaymat is a Chicago businessman and boxing manager who owns and operates the Chicago Fight Club Boxing Gym.
W. Clement Stone William Clement Stone was a businessman, philanthropist and New Thought self-help book author.
Wesley Rose Wesley Rose was an American music industry executive and record producer.
Will Harridge William Harridge was an American executive in professional baseball whose most significant role was as president of the American League from 1931 to 1959. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee in 1972.
William A. Spinks William Alexander Spinks Jr. was an American professional player of carom billiards in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was known as William A. Spinks or W. A. Spinks, and occasionally also referred to as Billy Spinks.
William D. Boyce William Dickson "W. D." Boyce was an American newspaper man, entrepreneur, magazine publisher, and explorer. He was the founder of the Boy Scouts of America and the short-lived Lone Scouts of America. Born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, he acquired a love for the outdoors early in his life.
William J. Cullerton William J. "Bill" Cullerton Sr. was an American World War II flying ace, entrepreneur, radio show host, and outdoorsman.
William J. Ruane William J. Ruane was an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist.
William Penn Nixon William Penn Nixon, Sr., was an American publisher and politician from Indiana. Following an extensive private education, Nixon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and became involved in Ohio politics.
William P. Halliday William Parker Halliday was an American steamboat captain, banker, printer, hotel owner, vast land owner and businessman. Halliday began his professional career working on steamboats on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and eventually became a captain of a steamboat based out of Louisville, Kentucky.
William Rand (printer) William Henry Rand was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. As a young man, he was an apprentice at his brothers' print shop in Boston. He was enticed west in September 1849, by the California Gold Rush. He settled in Los Angeles and co-founded the state's first newspaper, the Los Angeles Star.
William Rosenwald William Rosenwald was an American businessman and philanthropist. His American Securities Corporation invested in other business including AMETEK and Western Union International.
William Sanderson McCormick William Sanderson McCormick was an American businessman who developed the company that became the major producer of agricultural equipment in the 19th century. The business became the International Harvester corporation after his death.
William S. Paley William Samuel Paley was the chief executive who built the Columbia Broadcasting System from a small radio network into one of the foremost radio and television network operations in the United States.
William Volker William Volker was an entrepreneur who turned a picture frame business into a multimillion-dollar empire and who then gave away his fortune to shape much of Kansas City, Missouri, both through the William Volker Fund and anonymously earning him the nickname of "Mr. Anonymous."
William Wrigley III William A. Wrigley III, known as William Wrigley, was president of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, founded by his grandfather William Wrigley, Jr. from 1961 until his death from pneumonia in March 1999. His father P.K. Wrigley preceded him as president.
William Wrigley Jr. II William H. Wrigley Jr. II is the chairman and former CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. On the Forbes 2016 list of the world's billionaires, he was ranked #688 with a net worth of US$2.5 billion.
Willie Wilson (businessman) Willie L. Wilson is an American businessman and politician from Chicago, Illinois. He has owned and operated several different McDonald's restaurant franchises and owns Omar Medical Supplies, which imports and distributes latex gloves and other medical and safety supplies and equipment.
Young Chop Tyree Pittman, better known by his stage name Young Chop or Young Chop On Da Beat, is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur from Chicago, Illinois.
Zev Braun Zev Braun is an American motion picture producer. Though much of his work is in television he has been a successful filmmaker since the early 1960s and continues to produce films for the big screen.