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noun as in important person, usually in business

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The Panthers were built into a thriving business by Jerry Richardson, a onetime NFL player turned fast food restaurant magnate, who was awarded the expansion franchise in the early 1990s.

That’s nothing new, he argues—Henry Ford responded in much the same way when workers in his factories spoke up, and Ford learned the tactic from the railroad magnates who preceded him.

Margarine and soap magnates like Britain’s William Lever looked to Europe’s colonies in Africa for larger quantities of fresher, edible palm oil.

A new booster class of bankers, retailers, insurance executives, real estate agents, utilities magnates and others took shape, motivated by a desire for military contracts and mobile factories.

The business magnate did not, however, suggest this digital health record he was thinking about would come in the form of a microchip injected into individuals’ arms during vaccination.

The Glock family feud gets messier with new court documents alleging that gun magnate Gaston had a detective follow his ex-wife.

The most shadowy among them, according to Ukrainskaya Pravda, was a 28-year-old gas magnate named Sergiy Kurchenko.

“I think Scott Walker has come a long way,” added John Catsimatidis, a supermarket magnate who backed Romney in 2012.

When cosmetics magnate Stanley Picker died in 1982, he left behind a gorgeous house and notable art collection.

Then she helped press magnate Rupert Murdoch crush organized-labor opposition in his Wapping facilities.

In the late eighties he returned to his native island, settled at Peel, and became a magnate there.

I had attempted the life of a great magnate; in him capitalism felt itself attacked.

Good Heavens, was that uncouth figure the voluble, buoyant, flashy magnate of the old days?

His smile softened the words which struck upon the ear of the magnate with an unaccustomed sound.

I have come direct from Odessa, where I have had a talk with the Russian wheat magnate.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to magnate, such as: aristocrat, capitalist, financier, merchant, mogul, and tycoon.

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