Meyer Guggenheim

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Birthday
1, 1828
Birthplace
Lengnau, Switzerland
Death Date
Mar 15, 1905 (77)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1828
Birthplace
Lengnau, Switzerland
Death Date
Mar 15, 1905 (77)

About

Swiss-born industrialist who immigrated to the United States and created a copper-mining empire.

Before Fame

He manufactured stove polish to help his family survive.

Trivia

He owned many of the companies from which major present-day corporations sprung.

Family Life

He had 10 children, seven boys and three girls, and five of those seven boys remained in the family business.

Associated With

His son Benjamin went down with Thomas Ismay's company's ocean liner the Titanic.