Business

Billy Raymond

May 14, 2013: Billy Raymond, 75, Scottish singer and television personality.

Chrissy Amphlett

April 21, 2013: Chrissy Amphlet, 53, Australian singer with The Divinyls, of breast cancer. The band's hits included I Touch Myself and Pleasure and Pain.
Link: Herald Sun

Eugene Polley

May 20, 2012: Eugene Polley, 96, US engineer whose inventions included the wireless television remote control.
Link: Telegraph

Vidal Sassoon

May 9, 2012: Vidal Sassoon, 84, UK-born celebrity hairdresser who became a global brand after humble beginnings in London in the early 1950s.
Links: Wikipedia

Jack Tramiel

April 8, 2012: Jack Tramiel, 83, Polish-born American computer pioneer. By developing and marketing the Commodore 64 and the Atari ST in the early 1980s, he is credited with bringing computing and gaming to the masses.
Link: IGN, Forbes

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

April 5, 2012: Ferdinand Porsche, 76, designer from the famous German motor vehicle manufacturing family. The grandson Ferdinand Porsche, he played a big role in the development of the iconic Porsche 911 and the Porsche 904.
Links: Wikipedia

Evelyn Lauder

November 12, 2011: Evelyn Lauder, 75, German-born US businesswoman who married into the famous Estee Lauder cosmetics empire, of ovarian cancer. She raised many millions for breast cancer research through the Pink Ribbon campaign.
Link: NY Times

Keith Williams

October 19, 2011: Keith Williams, 82, Australian property developer whose tourism projects included Sea World on the Gold Coast and resorts at Hamilton Island and Port Hinchinbrook.
Link: Courier-Mail

Margaret Olley

July 25, 2011: Margaret Olley, 88, Australian artist whose career spanned seven decades.
Link: SMH

Jane Russell

February 28, 2011: Jane Russell, 89, US actress best known for her role alongside Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She also famously had a bra designed for her by reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. In later life, she became an evangelical Christian.
Link: SMH

J. Paul Getty III

February 5, 2011: J. Paul Getty III, 54, US oil-fortune heir who was kidnapped as a young man, when he was known as "the golden hippie", and spent the past 30 years in care after suffering a stroke brought on by drug abuse.
Link: Washington Post

Roy Neuberger

December 24, 2010: Roy Rothschild Neuberger, 107, US money manager and modern art collector.
Link: Wikipedia

Bernard Matthews

November 25,2010: Bernard Matthews, 80, British businessman who built up a mulit-million pound turkey empire from a £2.50 investment.
Link: Guardian

Irvine Robbins

May 5, 2008: Irvine Robbins, 90, American co-founder of the giant Baskin-Robbins ice-cream empire.
Links: Independent

Neil Aspinall

March 24, 2008: Neil Aspinall, 66, business partner, friend and confidant of the Beatles, of cancer. He stepped down as head of Apple Corps last year.
Links: Forbes

Carl Karcher

January 11, 2008: Carl Karcher, 90, US hamburger store owner who built the Carl's Jr empire from one hot-dog stand.
Links: Newsday

Ken Lee

December 21, 2007: Ken Lee, 75, China-born Australian businessman who built up the Bing Lee electrical appliance retail chain.
Links: ABC

John Ilhan

October 23, 2007: John Ilhan, 42, Australian Turkish businessman who became a multi-millionaire building the Crazy John's mobile phone retail chain. He died suddenly, while walking, of a suspected heart attack. The Times

Anita Roddick

September 10, 2007: Anita Roddick, 64, UK founder of the Body Shop ethical cosmetics chain, of a brain haemorrhage.
Links: NY Times

Leona Helmsley

August 20, 2007: Leona Helmsley, 87, US businesswoman and hotelier who was known as "the Queen of Mean". Helmsley, who was jailed for tax fraud, famously observed that "only the little people pay taxes".
Links: NY Times

Brooke Astor

August 13, 2007: Brooke Astor, 105, US socialite and philanthropist who supported some of the great cultural icons of New York, from Carnegie Hall to the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. She gave away US$195 million and made a point of visiting each recipient. She was also a journalist and novelist, and wrote two memoirs.
Links: BBC; Bloomberg

Liz Claiborne

June 26, 2007: Liz Claiborne, 78, Belgian-born American designer who became a leading figure in the fashion world and one of the world's richest women.

Momofuku Ando

January 5, 2007: Momofuku Ando, 96, Taiwan-born Japanese inventor of instant noodles. He built up the Nissin Foods company from scratch and became a celebrity in Japan while his creation became a global phenomenon.
Links: Nissan Foods; BBC

Marmaduke Hussey

December 27, 2006: Marmaduke Hussey, 83, former chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation. A war hero who had his leg amputated, he spent 30 years in the newspaper industry before taking up the BBC appointment.
Links: Times Online; Media Guardian

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