Andre Michelin

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Birthday
16, 1853
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Apr 4, 1931 (78)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1853
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Apr 4, 1931 (78)

About

Made a fortune from inflatable automobile tires and co-founded the Michelin Tyre Company in 1888.

Before Fame

He worked as an engineer and farm equipment salesman.

Trivia

His travel guide the Michelin Guide, which was first published in 1900, was designed to boost tire sales and remained relevant for generations after.

Family Life

He was drawn back to agriculture in order to save his grandfather's business.

Associated With

He was a famous French entrepreneur who developed the Michelin Tyre Company. August Anheuser Busch Jr. was another celebrated entrepreneur.