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Celebrity Deaths in Business

  • John Bogle, 89 (1929 - 2019)

    John Bogle

    John Bogle was the revolutionary financial professional who founded the Vanguard Group and invented the first index mutual fund. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Herb Kelleher, 87 (1931 - 2019)

    Herb  Kelleher

    Herb Kelleher was the colorful co-founder of discount carrier Southwest Airlines. The Texas lawyer known for his maverick persona started the airline with businessman Rollin King by sketching their business plan on a cocktail napkin. He died at the age of 87. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Ella Brennan, 92 (1925 - 2018)

    Ella Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ella Brennan, who couldn't cook but played a major role in putting New Orleans on the world's culinary map, died Thursday. She was 92. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Wayne Huizenga, 80 (1937 - 2018)

    Wayne Huizenga

    Wayne Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, according to the Associated Press. He was 80. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Charles Lazarus, 94 (2018)

    Charles Lazarus

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us, has died at age 94, a week after the iconic chain he started six decades ago announced it will shut down its stores across the U.S. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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