Made a fortune from inflatable automobile tires and co-founded the Michelin Tyre Company in 1888.
He worked as an engineer and farm equipment salesman.
His travel guide the Michelin Guide, which was first published in 1900, was designed to boost tire sales and remained relevant for generations after.
He was drawn back to agriculture in order to save his grandfather's business.
He was a famous French entrepreneur who developed the Michelin Tyre Company. August Anheuser Busch Jr. was another celebrated entrepreneur.