Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, and author
He is a science pioneer in the semiconductor industry. He escaped from Communist-controlled Hungary at the age of 20 and moved to the United States where he finished his education. He later became CEO of Intel Corporation and helped transform the company into the world's largest manufacturer of semiconductors. He has been called the "guy who drove the growth phase" of Silicon Valley.
Photo: Intel CEOs - Gordon Moore, Craig Barrett, Andy Grove, Paul Otellini
Hungarian- American computer software executive
As head of Microsoft's application software group, oversaw the creation of Microsoft's flagship Office suite of applications. He now heads his own company, Intentional Software, with the aim of developing and marketing his concept of intentional programming. In April 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10, he became the fifth space tourist and the second Hungarian in space. In March 2009, aboard Soyuz TMA-14, he made a second trip to the International Space Station.
American fashion designer of Hungarian descent
He launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc., in 1968. In addition to clothing, Klein also has given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewelry. In 1974 Klein became the first designer to receive outstanding design in men’s and women’s wear from the CFDA award show. In 1983 Klein was placed on the International Best Dressed List. Also in 1981, 1983 and 1993, he received an award from Councils of Fashion Designs of America.
Hungarian-born businessman, author and marketing executive
He is the grandson of writer Sándor Bródy. He studied at Princeton University in the US. He worked at Young & Rubicam for 34 years and quickly became Bureau Chief in Italy. In 1981 the firm joined Dentsu, the international Japanese advertising group, where he received a top managerial position. In 1993 he became president of Ogilvy & Mather. In 1993 he retired and returned to Hungary. He is now the organizer of the Sandor Brody literary award for journalists.
American business woman of Hungarian Jewish descent in the 20th century
She was the co-founder, along with her husband, Joseph Lauter (later Lauder), of Estée Lauder Companies, her eponymous cosmetics company. Lauder was the only woman on Time magazine's 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. She was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was inducted to the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1988.