Famous entrepreneur Birthdays, Today, Celebrity Birthdays

  • Liliane Bettencourt

    Liliane Bettencourt was a French heiress and businesswoman, who was one of the principal shareholders of L'Oréal. Counted among the most powerful women in the world, she was France's richest woman and the second richest woman in the world, slightly behind Christy Walton. She was born as the only child of Eugène Schueller, founder of L'Oréal, one of the world's largest cosmetics and beauty companies. She developed interest in business at an early age and started helping her father as an apprentice in his company as a teenager. Having lost her mother at a very young age, she was especially close to her father and worked alongside him in expanding their business. She went on to marry French politician André Bettencourt. Over the years she rose to become deputy chairman of L'Oréal and inherited the L'Oréal fortune upon the death of her father, becoming the company's principal shareholder. An ambitious businesswoman, she worked tirelessly to expand the business and acquired numerous other cosmetic brands. In addition to being one of the richest persons in the world, Liliane Bettencourt also grabbed the media attention due to her estrangement from her only daughter and her controversial relationship with the much younger François-Marie Banier.

    Liliane Bettencourt

  • Isabella Lowengrip

    Swedish entrepreneur and blogger most famous for founding the blog Blondinbella, which became the most popular private blog in Sweden. She is also the founder of the publishing house Economista and the beauty product brand Löwengrip Care & Color.

    Isabella Lowengrip

  • James C. Bliss

    American entrepreneur and engineer best known for his pioneering work in creating technology to assist the blind.

    James C. Bliss

  • Dor Bukobza

    Israeli self-made entrepreneur who owns the distribution rights of cosmetics company Vine Vera. He was an original member of Rich Kids of Israel as well as the Rich Kids of London.

    Dor Bukobza

  • Leo Burnett

    Leo Burnett was a famous advertising executive who founded the leading advertising agency the Leo Burnett Company. He is still revered by many in the industry as a major advertising guru. He created the famous advertising campaigns like the Jolly Green Giant, the Marlboro Man, Toucan Sam, Charlie the Tuna, Morris the Cat, the Pillsbury Doughboy, the 7up Spot, and Tony the Tiger. Burnett studied journalism at University of Michigan and then began his career at a nondescript newspaper at $18 a week. However, he dreamed big and after working his way through two automobile companies and two advertising agencies, he opened his own office in Chicago in the middle of the Great Depression. The first few years were tough, but soon his distinctive style of work won the hearts of the people and accounts started pouring in. His objective was to bring out the inherent appeal of the product, which was later termed as the Chicago School of Advertising. While the big advertizing houses in New York stressed on sophistication, he talked about hominess, which slowly changed the face of advertizing in the twentieth century United States. The small agency he established with eight employees and one account has now turned into a globally active advertising agency, which employs more than nine thousand employees in their eighty-five offices.

    Leo Burnett

  • Becky Higgins

    Entrepreneur behind Becky Higgins Project Life where she helps people better organize their lives through scrapbooking. She has more than 80,000 followers on her beckyhigginsllc Instagram account.

    Becky Higgins

  • Dick Devos

    Michigan-born businessman who served as the CEO of Amway from 1993 to 2002. In 1991, he became President and CEO of the professional basketball team the Orlando Magic.

    Dick Devos

  • Sina Afra

    Businessman and public speaker who became the founder and CEO of the home-selling website Evtiko. He previously created Markafoni, Turkey's first online fashion destination which was voted the best site in its genre 3 years in a row.

    Sina Afra

  • Dani Kesselman

    Founder of the hand layered desserts company Jars by Dani. Her delicious treats were made available via shipping and became a main stay at fashion events.

    Dani Kesselman