10 Greatest Entrepreneurs of All Time?

Found this over at MSNBC. Quite an eclectic list; including PT Barnum and Pope Sixtus VI. Here is their description of number 3 Ben Franklin.

3.  Benjamin Franklin. In a real sense, Franklin was America’s first entrepreneur. Unlike other of the Founding Fathers — the hypermoral Washington, the prodigiously intellectual Jefferson — whose virtues and attainments are seen today as anachronisms, Franklin truly was a model of what many of us would become. Beneath the statesman’s mantle resided a popular author, a printer, an inventor (the lightning rod, bifocals) and a very savvy businessman who knew how to commercialize the fruits of his fertile mind.

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