Business: Entrepreneur, Financier, Banker, businessman
Many world famous businessmen have surprisingly either come from Wales or have important Welsh connections. Some have incredible stories, most have quietly got on with business making changes that effect millions but few know their names. Entrepreneurs with Welsh connections include Laura Ashley, Charles Rolls, J.P.Morgan, Sir Howard Stringer and many many more!
Robert WilliamsAffectionately known as RP (Williams) he was very well known as a preacher at the taberbacle in Holyhead in the early 1900's.
Major JonesMajor Thomas Jones is the namesake of Jones Beach State Park in New York. It is the second largest state park in the United States, and became part of the United States Park system in 1929, after a dedication by then governor of New York, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Johnny CreekHe found one of the largest gold nuggets ever. Laid to rest next to two of the most famous wild west characters, Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane.
Jerry DaviesJerry founded Davies Veterinary Specialists, one of the most successful veterinary referral hospitals in Europe.
Edward DavisIn 1683 davis was quartermaster to captain cook when he took the ship of captain tristian, a french buccaneer based at petit guave in the west indies.
John GuestJohn guest was the only surviving son of Thomas Guest an iron-master, he took over his fathers company in Merthyr in 1807. Guest was a shrewd businessman by the 1830's the Dowlais ironworks was the largest in the world.
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