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Word: magnate

Definition: person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate

Sentences Containing 'magnate'

Albert Yeung (Chinese: 楊受成; born in 1943), is a Hong Kong business magnate.
An aunt of my father's, and consequently a great-aunt of mine, of whom I shall have more to relate by and by, was the principal magnate of our family.
Between 1808 and 1828 it housed the first factory in northern Vogtland of local spinning magnate Christian Gotthelf Brückner (1769–1834).
Braniff co-founder Thomas Elmer Braniff was an insurance magnate and now the third major owner (Senator William A. Blakley was the second largest owner of Braniff after 1954) of Braniff was also an insurance executive.
Braniff employees would soon find out he was their new President, hired by insurance magnate Troy V. Post, Chairman of Greatamerica Corporation, to turn Braniff into a world class global airline.
Due to human error, energy magnate Suncor spilled 9.8 million liters of oil sands waste water into the river causing adverse effects for people and wildlife in the area.
Due to these great individual and team successes, the president of Panathinaikos, pharmaceutical magnate Pavlos Giannakopoulos, signed Diamantidis in 2008, to a 3 year €5.7 million euros net income contract. In 2010, he renewed his contract with Panathinaikos for another 3 years, at €10.8 million euros gross income (€6 million euros net income).
Edison (Carrot Top) is a poor, failed inventor and surf bum, but soon runs into and befriends wealthy business magnate Armand McMillan (Jack Warden).
Elizabeth married William Chapman Ralston (1826-1875) on May 20, 1858 in San Francisco. Soon after their marriage, W. C. Ralston rose to become a San Francisco banking and real estate magnate.
Fighting for power and influence with magnate Jerzy Ossoliński, he became an ally of Adam Kazanowski and opponent of queen Cecylia Renata.
Frank R. Wallace (1932–2006), born Wallace Ward, was an American author, publisher and mail-order magnate.
G.R.S. Mead became interested in the fourth dimension and Lady Rothermere, wife of the press magnate, was willing to spread the news of Ouspenky's "Tertium Organum", while Ouspensky's acquaintance A.R. Orage was telling others about Ouspensky.
George Downing is a property magnate from Liverpool, England.
Glasgow galleries include the Burrell Collection, housing the extensive and eclectic collection of art left to the city by shipping magnate Sir William Burrell.
He also worked with railroad magnate James J. Hill to get the Great Northern Railway to bypass the already crowded waterfront with a 1906 railway tunnel under Downtown.
He painted the children's dining room on Aristotle Onassis yacht "Christina" (now the "Christina O"), for the young daughter of the magnate, Christina Onassis.
He won the September 1989 Republican Party primary election against business magnate Ronald Lauder, in a campaign marked by claims that Giuliani was not a true Republican and by an acrimonious debate.
His nomination was regarded by observers as a way to block the candidacy of railroad magnate Frederick H. Billings, who had only recently returned to Vermont from California, and the renomination of incumbent John W. Stewart, which would break the Republican party's Mountain Rule.
His other descendants include Congressman Joseph Lanier Williams, railroad magnate Charles McClung McGhee, Admiral Richmond P. Hobson, and playwright Tennessee Williams.
His son Matthew Freud was formerly married to Caroline Hutton, who was the second wife of Earl Spencer; he then married media magnate Rupert Murdoch's daughter Elisabeth.
In "Mr. Monk Gets Even", it is noted that computer magnate Cleve Dobbs lives a few doors down from the Lorbers' house.
In 1905, the villa was bought by the rubber magnate Teo Eng Hock — great-granduncle of Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean — from a timber merchant for his mother, Tan Poh Neo, as a place of retirement.
It was established in 1975 by Simone Del Duca (1912–2004), widow of publishing magnate Cino Del Duca (1899–1967).
It was privately held by "Green" magnate Miles Rubin.
Leo Gabalas () was a Byzantine Greek magnate and independent ruler of a domain, centered on the island of Rhodes and including nearby Aegean islands, which was established in the aftermath of the dissolution of the Byzantine Empire by the Fourth Crusade in 1204.
Leonid Borisovich Nevzlin (; , born 21 September 1959) is a Russian-born Israeli business magnate.
Lord Stig Hvitaledr ("chieftain of the Hvide") was a magnate, and the clan leader, in mid-12th century.
Moves toward consolidation in the aquaculture sector were sparked by the activity of shipping magnate John Fredriksen, Norway's richest man before abandoning his citizenship of the country in 2006.
Musa Naghiyev (1849-1919) was an Azerbaijani industrial oil magnate in late 19th - early 20th century.
On 12 October 1943, the "NBC Blue" radio network was sold to candy magnate Edward J. Noble for $8,000,000, and renamed "The Blue Network, Inc".
On March 31, 1987, even those without interest in art were made aware of van Gogh's "Sunflowers" series when Japanese insurance magnate Yasuo Goto paid the equivalent of US $39,921,750 for Van Gogh's "Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers" at auction at Christie's London, at the time a record-setting amount for a work of art.
Radvila Astikas (or Astikaitis) () (1384–1477) was a Lithuanian magnate, a member of the Astikai family of Vilnius.
Several of his people include 'Bent Nature', 'Ether', 'The Magnate' and 'Munition'.
Several of these allude to a mass conspiracy between the press (including newspaper magnate John S. Knight of Knight-Ridder), the U.S. government, the USSR (even in tiles seemingly made years after the Soviet Union's dissolution), and Jews.
Shelley Fralic of the "Winnipeg Free Press" described the "first-class villain" of soap as: "Ruthless magnate.
Sloan, best known for his 32-year long presidency of the Delaware, Lackawanna Western Railroad, was a prominent 19th century railroad magnate.
Stewart was refused funding by the university president, so some of the early funding for the Glee Club came from Indianapolis pharmaceutical magnate, Josiah K. Lilly Sr. Lacking regular rehearsal space, the organization was considered a campus orphan.
Suffolk's contributions to sport include Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone and England footballers Terry Butcher, Kieron Dyer and Matthew Upson.
Sympathetic to her cause, Sarabski convinced the Baku oil magnate Murtuza Mukhtarov (the singer's namesake) to provide financial assistance to the struggling young singer.
The Hungarian magnate Franz Batthyány arranged for Schandorf and other villages to be repopulated by immigrants from Croatia, and for centuries, the village was an island of Croatian language and culture, surrounded by speakers of Hungarian and German.
The Lyndhurst Foundation is a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based grant-making foundation organized in 1938 as "The Memorial Welfare Foundation" by Coca-Cola Bottling Company magnate Cartter Lupton.
The media reported unconfirmed details of the project in October 2009, describing the interest of the steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, Britain's richest man, in funding a project that would cost around £15 million.
The Museum had its genesis in an 1881 tour of Europe made by local newspaper magnate James E. Scripps.
The original cricket ground, which hosted two first-class matches (Scotland vs. Ireland in 1958 and 1974), was developed on the grounds of the former Cambusdoon Estate, once owned by 19th Century Iron and Coal magnate James Baird. Baird's original Cambusdoon House, now a ruin, was converted to a boys' preparatory school in the late 1920s, and the rest of the estate surrounding the cricket ground was developed for housing in the late 1930s.
The purchase that year of the flagship Knightsbridge store by Mohammed Al-Fayed led to conflict after Gilbertoni refused an offer from the Egyptian shipping magnate for the local Harrods license.
Wilder was the daughter of shipping magnate Samuel Garner Wilder.
With the advice and support of legendary retail magnate Stanley Marcus, of Neiman Marcus fame, and his mother, Monique, Esquerré opened his first la Madeleine bakery on Mockingbird Lane in Dallas, Texas near Southern Methodist University and it soon expanded to a café.
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