magnate magnate  /ˈmæɡ nət/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a very wealthy or powerful businessman

Usage(s):

  1. The media magnate fell from grace when it was revealed that he had secretly and improperly borrowed funds from worker pension funds.
  2. The oil magnate is doing irreparable damage to the environment by recklessly drilling oil wells in the evironmentally fragile area.
  3. It is rumored that the shipping magnate got his funds from a drug cartel.

News

  1. Builder negotiating deal to remove waste from North Bergen flood zone

    State environmental officials say a company owned by Bergen County construction magnate Joseph Sanzari improperly dumped contaminated material in North Bergen, and they want it cleaned up.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. T. Boone Pickens In Hartford: CT Is Tops In Natural Gas Policy

    Get Business Mobile Text Alerts Connecticut has had some low rankings in various business and economic lists lately, some silly, some serious. But on natural gas policy, energy magnate T. Boone Pickens has declared the state a winner.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  3. Business magnate, Fair Tax advocate Linbeck dies

    Business magnate, Fair Tax advocate Linbeck dies Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:35 pm, Saturday, June 8, 2013 Linbeck was chairman of Linbeck Construction Corp., a firm founded by his father in 1938 that specialized in the building of offices, hospitals, museums and ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

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Quotes

  1. "We live in a very competitive world where one good idea can see a person move from mum's garage to global media magnate virtually overnight," said Greg Dyke, former Director General of the BBC, Skillset patron and chair of the Media Academy...
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Greg Dyke Source: broadcastbuyer.tv (press release)

  2. "I wanted to play a villain we hadn't seen before," McMahon said, "and the script gave me the ability to do that because he started out as a billionaire magnate who pretty much runs the planet. It's fun because it's totally out of the norm....
    on Jul 11, 2005 By: Julian McMahon Source: Seattle Times

  3. "He's patterned after (media magnate) Rupert Murdoch," said Alan Dale, who plays him.
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Alan Dale Source: Hub

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