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100 People Who Changed America - Business & Law

Countless people have changed America, or even the world, in many ways, but the 100 individuals included in this quiz series have had an impact that demands special attention.


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#1   As creator of Microsoft Windows and the co-founder and chairman of Microsoft Corporation, this American helped bring the world into the computer age. He is also known as one of the richest people in the world.

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#2   He was the first person to create a media empire after inheriting a San Francisco newspaper his father had won by gambling. By the time he died, he owned more than 18 magazines, 20 newspapers, and several movie and radio companies.

#3   A strong advocate of the Constitution and first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, he was previously a lawyer and New York state representative.

#4   This person founded the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. to give them opportunities and develop independence.

#5   As a lawyer, this man won the "Brown v. Board of Education" case which ended "separate, but equal" schools. He became the first African American Supreme Court Justice, and continued working for racial fairness.

#6   This lawyer was the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

#7   This charitable man was the son of America's first billionaire. He gave more than 500 million dollars to charities as well as other causes. He is also known for buying land to build national parks and save the wilderness.

#8   This woman, born in 1932, became the first woman to own and manage a brokerage firm. She was also the first woman to own a seat on the NYSE. She later became New York's banking superintendent.

#9   This woman founded a self-titled manufacturing company to sell hair care products. Due to the huge success of her business, she became one of the first female self-made millionaires.

#10   Born in January of 1954, this woman's successful talk show has won 39 Emmy Awards (as of 2004).





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