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"Captains of Industry: Celebrating the Tycoons Who Shaped History" Richard Branson, the modern-day tycoon

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson drinking from a bottle of champagne as he celebrates Virgin Atlantic

Richard Branson drinking from a bottle of champagne as he celebrates Virgin Atlantic Airlines inaugural flight June 1984

Background imageTycoon Collection: John D Rockefeller, American industrialist, late 19th century (1956)

John D Rockefeller, American industrialist, late 19th century (1956). Rockefeller (1839-1937) made his fortune in the petroleum industry

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson holding a bottle of champagne and pilots hat as he celebrates Virgin

Richard Branson holding a bottle of champagne and pilots hat as he celebrates Virgin Atlantic Airlines inaugural flight June 1984

Background imageTycoon Collection: The King of Trusts. Andrew Carnegie. Illustration for Le Rire (colour litho)

The King of Trusts. Andrew Carnegie. Illustration for Le Rire (colour litho)
2796308 The King of Trusts. Andrew Carnegie. Illustration for Le Rire (colour litho) by Fornaro, Carlo de (1872-1949); Private Collection; (add.info.: The King of Trusts)

Background imageTycoon Collection: Dollarbeg, Dollar, Scotland

Dollarbeg, Dollar, Scotland - a Scots Baronial castle which was built in the 19th Century for a Victorian railway tycoon called Henry Dobie. Date: circa 1910

Background imageTycoon Collection: Dan. Guggenheim, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Dan. Guggenheim, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Dan. Guggenheim, 1910.

Background imageTycoon Collection: Mr Henry Clay Pierce, 1899. Creator: Anders Leonard Zorn

Mr Henry Clay Pierce, 1899. Creator: Anders Leonard Zorn
Mr Henry Clay Pierce, 1899

Background imageTycoon Collection: First audience of a British minister with the Tycoon of Japan at Jeddo... 1860. Creator: Unknown

First audience of a British minister with the Tycoon of Japan at Jeddo... 1860. Creator: Unknown
First audience of a British minister with the Tycoon of Japan at Jeddo [ie Eddo] - from a sketch by S. J. Gower, 1860. Mr

Background imageTycoon Collection: Dr. Wendell Phillips

Dr. Wendell Phillips
Wendell Phillips (1921 - 1975), American archaeologist and oil magnate who led some of the first archaeological expeditions in the areas that are part of modern-day Yemen and Oman

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson launches the Virgin Atlantic Challenger II. Lowestoft, Suffolk

Richard Branson launches the Virgin Atlantic Challenger II. Lowestoft, Suffolk. 14th May 1986

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson and co-pilot Per Lindstrand pictured in Southern Japan

Richard Branson and co-pilot Per Lindstrand pictured in Southern Japan, hoping to make the 6200 mile trip to America in two days in a balloon. This is the pairs third attempt at the crossing

Background imageTycoon Collection: The launch of the Virgin Atlantic Challenger II. Lowestoft, Suffolk. 14th May 1986

The launch of the Virgin Atlantic Challenger II. Lowestoft, Suffolk. 14th May 1986

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson and other members of the crew from The Virgin Atlantic Challenger which

Richard Branson and other members of the crew from The Virgin Atlantic Challenger which sank 100 miles off the Scillies. He and his crew of eight were trying to break the Atlantic crossing record

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson with his parents after being rescued from The Virgin Atlantic Challenger

Richard Branson with his parents after being rescued from The Virgin Atlantic Challenger, which sank 100 miles off the Scillies

Background imageTycoon Collection: Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis attends the Law Courts in London to sue 77 year

Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis attends the Law Courts in London to sue 77 year old Panaghis Vergottis, a Greek ship owner in connection with a deal involving the £ 1, 200

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson tycoon with Margaret Thatcher on his boat Virgin Atlantic Challenger II

Richard Branson tycoon with Margaret Thatcher on his boat Virgin Atlantic Challenger II. 3rd July 1986

Background imageTycoon Collection: North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang N1202 Houstonian

North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang N1202 Houstonian (msn 111-29080, formerly 44-10947), with race number 60. One of three owned by Oil Tycoon Glenn McArthy

Background imageTycoon Collection: Kiogoku Notono Kami, Japanese diplomat to Britian, 1862

Kiogoku Notono Kami, Japanese diplomat to Britian, 1862
Vintage 19th century photograph: Kiogoku Notono Kami, Minister Plenipotentiary of HM the Tycoon of Japan, first Japanerse diplomatic mission to Britian, 1862

Background imageTycoon Collection: Matsudaira Iwamino Kami, Japanese diplomat to Britian, 1862

Matsudaira Iwamino Kami, Japanese diplomat to Britian, 1862
Vintage 19th century photograph: Matsudaira Iwamino Kami, Minister Plenipotentiary of HM the Tycoon of Japan, first Japanerse diplomatic mission to Britian, 1862

Background imageTycoon Collection: Takenouchi Shimodzukino Kami, Japanese diplomat 1862

Takenouchi Shimodzukino Kami, Japanese diplomat 1862
Vintage 19th century photograph: Takenouchi Shimodzukino Kami, Envoy and Plenipotentiary to H.M. the Tycoon of Japan. Japanese diplomatic mission to Europe, 1862

Background imageTycoon Collection: Andrew Carnegie, 1910 (b/w photo)

Andrew Carnegie, 1910 (b/w photo)
5974310 Andrew Carnegie, 1910 (b/w photo) by Harris & Ewing (1905-45); Private Collection

Background imageTycoon Collection: State procession of the Tycoon (engraving)

State procession of the Tycoon (engraving)
967321 State procession of the Tycoon (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: State procession of the Tycoon)

Background imageTycoon Collection: Andrew Carnegie, cover of The King, May 25th 1901 (b / w photo)

Andrew Carnegie, cover of The King, May 25th 1901 (b / w photo)
KAT324424 Andrew Carnegie, cover of The King, May 25th 1901 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

Background imageTycoon Collection: The British Envoys Audience with the Tycoon of Japan (engraving)

The British Envoys Audience with the Tycoon of Japan (engraving)
1612587 The British Envoys Audience with the Tycoon of Japan (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The British Envoys Audience with the Tycoon of Japan)

Background imageTycoon Collection: Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, 1950

Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, 1950
3507458 Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, 1950 by Ritchie, Alick Penrose Forbes (1868-1938); (add.info.: Players cigarette card depicting Max Aitken)

Background imageTycoon Collection: John Jacob Astor (litho)

John Jacob Astor (litho)
KDC384173 John Jacob Astor (litho) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Jacob Astor III (1822-90); American millionaire businessman

Background imageTycoon Collection: Lord Beaverbrook, 1926 (colour litho)

Lord Beaverbrook, 1926 (colour litho)
473331 Lord Beaverbrook, 1926 (colour litho) by Ritchie, Alick Penrose Forbes (1868-1938); Private Collection; (add.info.: " Max" Aitken)

Background imageTycoon Collection: Lord Woolavington, 1926 (colour litho)

Lord Woolavington, 1926 (colour litho)
473383 Lord Woolavington, 1926 (colour litho) by Ritchie, Alick Penrose Forbes (1868-1938); Private Collection; (add.info.: James Buchanan, Baron Woolavington (1849-1935); Scotch whisky blender

Background imageTycoon Collection: Record-breaking ocean racer Richard Branson powers his

Record-breaking ocean racer Richard Branson powers his.5 million boat, Virgin Atlantic Challenger II, up the River Thames. 3rd July 1986

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson (right) and co-pilot Per Lindstrand (both wearing grey)

Richard Branson (right) and co-pilot Per Lindstrand (both wearing grey). pictured in Southern Japan, hoping to make the 6200 mile trip to America in two days in a balloon

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson pictured in Southern Japan, hoping to make the 6200 mile trip to America

Richard Branson pictured in Southern Japan, hoping to make the 6200 mile trip to America in two days in a balloon. He will fly with his co-pilot Per Lindstrand

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson pictured with his mother. He is hoping to make the 6200 mile trip to

Richard Branson pictured with his mother. He is hoping to make the 6200 mile trip to America in two days in a balloon. He will fly with his co-pilot Per Lindstrand

Background imageTycoon Collection: Princess Michael of Kent helps Richard Branson launch the Virgin Atlantic Challenger II

Princess Michael of Kent helps Richard Branson launch the Virgin Atlantic Challenger II. Lowestoft, Suffolk. 14th May 1986

Background imageTycoon Collection: Record-breaking ocean racer Richard Branson powers his £1

Record-breaking ocean racer Richard Branson powers his £1
Record-breaking ocean racer Richard Branson powers his £ 1.5 million boat, Virgin Atlantic Challenger II, up the River Thames. Prime Minister, Mrs Thatcher joins him on the boat. 3rd July 1986

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Bransons powerboat, Virgin Atlantic Challenger breaks the trans-Atlantic sea

Richard Bransons powerboat, Virgin Atlantic Challenger breaks the trans-Atlantic sea crossing record. 29th June 1986

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson dressed as spiderman leaves the top of Centre Point. 2nd November 1985

Richard Branson dressed as spiderman leaves the top of Centre Point. 2nd November 1985

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson dressed as spiderman, pictured outside Centre Point

Richard Branson dressed as spiderman, pictured outside Centre Point, on the day he abseiled down it. 2nd November 1985

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Branson pictured after being rescued from The Virgin Atlantic Challenger

Richard Branson pictured after being rescued from The Virgin Atlantic Challenger, which sank 100 miles off the Scillies. He and his crew of eight were trying to break the Atlantic crossing record

Background imageTycoon Collection: Australian newspaper owner Rupert Murdoch. October 1968

Australian newspaper owner Rupert Murdoch. October 1968

Background imageTycoon Collection: Richard Bransons Powerboat Virgin Atlantic challenger broke the Trans-Atlantic sea

Richard Bransons Powerboat Virgin Atlantic challenger broke the Trans-Atlantic sea crossing record. The previous record held 3 days 10 hours

Background imageTycoon Collection: Lord Northcliffe Newspaper Tycoon and Lady Northcliffe Circa 1900

Lord Northcliffe Newspaper Tycoon and Lady Northcliffe Circa 1900

Background imageTycoon Collection: First audience of a British minister with tycoon of Japan

First audience of a British minister with tycoon of Japan
First audience of a British minister with the tycoon of Japan at Jeddo - from a sketch by S. J. Gowan. The meeting took place on 25 August 1860 at 9am in the morning, the time appointed for Mr

Background imageTycoon Collection: EH Harriman, American railway executive, 1901

EH Harriman, American railway executive, 1901. Edward Henry Harriman (1848-1909) became President of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1901

Background imageTycoon Collection: John D Rockefeller, American tycoon and philanthropist, in his later years, 20th century

John D Rockefeller, American tycoon and philanthropist, in his later years, 20th century. Rockefeller (1839-1937) made his fortune in the petroleum industry

Background imageTycoon Collection: Three American businessmen, 1900s

Three American businessmen, 1900s. James J Hill (1838-1916) of the Great Northern and Pacific Railroad, Charles Steele of JP Morgan and George F Baker (1840-1931) of the First National Bank



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"Captains of Industry: Celebrating the Tycoons Who Shaped History" Richard Branson, the modern-day tycoon, raises a bottle of champagne and dons a pilot's hat as he celebrates the success of his empire, Virgin. John D Rockefeller, an American industrialist from the late 19th century, whose legacy still resonates today (1956). Andrew Carnegie, known as "The King of Trusts, " depicted in an illustration for Le Rire magazine - a testament to his immense influence on industry and philanthropy. Dollarbeg in Scotland stands as a symbol of wealth and opulence – once home to prosperous tycoons who left their mark on history. Kiogoku Notono Kami, Matsudaira Iwamino Kami, and Takenouchi Shimodzukino Kami – Japanese diplomats who played crucial roles in bridging cultures during Britain's Meiji era (1862). Dr. Wendell Phillips – a prominent figure in North America's medical field whose entrepreneurial spirit revolutionized healthcare practices. The sleek North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang N1202 Houstonian represents both technological innovation and the ambition that drove many tycoons to new heights. Richard Branson shares a joyful moment with his girlfriend Joan Templeman and their son Sam – showcasing how family can be an integral part of one's journey towards success. Richard Branson alongside other members of The Virgin Atlantic Challenger crew – exemplifying teamwork and determination that propelled them to conquer new frontiers. Richard Branson savors victory by raising a bottle of champagne high above his head – celebrating yet another milestone achieved by Virgin Atlantic under his leadership.