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Famous and Notable Immigrants in the U.S. Business World
Here we explore famous and notable immigrants in the U.S. business arena.
Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-born Co-Founder of Yahoo
Yang migrated to California at the age of ten. He later received his BS and MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University. While studying for a Ph.D, he co-created an Internet directory that later morphed into Yahoo, Inc.
Andrew Grove, Hungarian-born Founder of Intel Corp)
Grove earned his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley. He also has honorary degrees in Science, Engineering and (from Harvard) Law. In 1968 he co-founded Intel Corp. Over the years he served as president, Chairman and CEO.
An Wang, Chinese-born Computer Scientist, Businessman
Founder of Wang computers, An was born in China but came to America and quickly realized the American dream.
Andrew Carnegie, Scotish-born Business/Industry Mogul
Emigrating to Pennsylvania from severe poverty in Scotland, Carnegie helped build the American steel industry, becoming one of the richest men of his time. He later sold his business and donated his fortune to cultural, educational and scientific institutions.
Fred Hayman, Swiss-born Luxury Retailer, Perfume Creator
When Hayman arrived in the US, he worked as a chef in NYC. Later, he moved to California and dabbled in various businesses. He bought a boutique on Rodeo Drive and created now-famous fragrances such as Giorgio Beverly Hills.
Max Factor � Russia � cosmetics
Born in Poland in 1877, Max Factor is well known today for popularizing "makeup" and is still the inspiration behind beauty trends and innovations today.
John Kluge � Germany � Business
German born John Kluge built the billion dollar, Metromedia, one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
Levi Strauss - 1829-1902 - Germany � Entrepreneur
Levi Strauss was the inventor of blue jeans, which became known as �Levis,� so common that they are known all over the world today.
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