n. powerful or influential person, especially in business or industry
n. powerful industrialist; captain of industry; a person of rank, influence or distinction in any sphere
The former telecommunications magnate is now living overseas, mostly in Dubai and Montenegro, to avoid imprisonment on a corruption conviction.
When rumours emerged that Aristotle Onassis was romantically involved with Jackie Kennedy, a young Greek journalist sneaked on to the shipping magnate's yacht to see if it was true.
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When she returned to Petersburg both the magnate and the prince were there, and both claimed their rights.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
However, not a single magnate had been neglected, and in conversation with his hosts he had contrived to flatter each separate one.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
The old magnates, whom Pierre knew, sat and turned to look first at one and then at another, and their faces for the most part only expressed the fact that they found it very hot.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The bank had foreclosed a mortgage effected on the property thus pleasantly situated, by one of the Coketown magnates, who, in his determination to make a shorter cut than usual to an enormous fortune, overspeculated himself by about two hundred thousand pounds.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context