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An industrialist is a person who operates or controls a substantial industrial business over a period of time, usually amassing substantial fortunes or political power in the process, and who tends to become widely known within society in connection with their industry, or through other pursuits such as philanthropy. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that Industrialist be merged into this article or section. ... Political power is a type of power held by a person or group in a society. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

As the term was more widely used in the context of "old world" industries such steel, oil, newspapers, shipping and rail transport, it has largely been superceded by more modern terms encompassing a wider range of business and commercial activity, such as business magnate and tycoon. It has been suggested that Industrialist be merged into this article or section. ...

Although an industrialist often invests his or her own capital in an enterprise and therefore retains some degree of ownership, the industrialist will often claim to be more than a capitalist as he or she is also providing employment for many over a prolonged period of time.

Famous industrialists

Alfred Nobel (help· info) (October 21, 1833, Stockholm, Sweden – December 10, 1896, San Remo, Italy) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, pacifist, innovator, armaments manufacturer and the inventor of dynamite. ... Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ... Time Magazine, January 14, 1935 Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and the Henry Ford Company (which later became Cadillac). ... William Henry Bill Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is the co-founder, chairman, and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, the worlds largest computer software company. ... For other people named Howard Hughes, see Howard Hughes (disambiguation). ... 1917 painting by John Singer Sargent. ... Henry Huttleston Rogers (January 29, 1840 – May 19, 1909) was a United States capitalist, businessman, industrialist, financier, and philanthropist. ... This article is about Iron Man, the Marvel Comics superhero. ... For other uses, see Batman (disambiguation). ... Adrian Malprave is the main villainess in the James Bond video game Agent Under Fire. ...

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Industrialist - definition of Industrialist in Encyclopedia (124 words)
Industrialist mainly refers to a person who takes a leading or visionary role in the process of building up an industry over a long time.
Still the industrialist will often claim that he is more than merely a capitalist because he doesn't only profit on his investment, but also provides many jobs over a prolonged time.
Alternatively an industrialist could be a politician who uses his political power to build up industry.
American Philosophy [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] (6590 words)
Such competition, indeed, is useful and good, for in the long run those that survive will have competed and won, a clear statement of their superiority.
Spencer, Sumner and others, such as the industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), argued that the social implication of the fact of such struggle for survival is that free-market capitalism is the natural economic system and the one that will ensure the greatest success for a society's economic well-being.
In Sumner’s essay, "The Man of Virtue," he remarks that, "Every man and woman in society has one big duty.
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