A. P. Giannini founder of Bank of America and TransAmerica genius of personal loans.
Levi Straus founder and inventor of Levi's.
Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington founders of the Union Pacific, Central Pacific and the Southern Pacific RR
Charles Crocker also a railroad founder and founded a bank.
Jane Lathrop co-created Stanford University with her husband Leland Stanford.
Milton Friedman leading American economist and champion of free market economics.
Charles Schwab pioneer of discount and online stock brokerage.
Anthony Zellerbach founder of major paper industry
Warren Bechtel founded the global Bechtel corporation.
Mortimer Fleishhacker, investor
Adolph Sutro engineer and inventor.
William R. Hearst founder of Hearst Newspaper chain.
Fritz Maytag founder of Anchor Steam Beer and modern micro-beer movement.
William Matson founder Matson Navigation.
Joe P. Williams creator of Visa
Rube Goldberg inventor of imaginary machines
Larry Ellison founder of Oracle corporation