For biographies I’ve read, ratings are on a scale of 0 to 5 stars with equal weight given to my subjective assessment of: (1) how entertaining the biography proved to be and (2) the biography’s historical value.

Links to third-party reviews may be provided for biographies I’ve not yet read.  If I’m missing a great biography in the Business / Finance category that you’ve read, please let me know!   Last updated October 11, 2016.

Buffett, Warren The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder 2008
Buffett, Warren Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist by Roger Lowenstein 1995
Carnegie, Andrew Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw 2006
Disney, Walt The Animated Man: The Life of Walt Disney by Michael Barrier 2007
Disney, Walt Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler 2006
Ford, Henry The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century by Steven Watts 2005
Greenspan, Alan The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan by Sebastian Mallaby 2016
Hearst, William Randolph The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw 2000
Hershey, Milton Hershey: Milton S. Hershey’s Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams by Michael D’Antonio 2006
Hughes, Howard Howard Hughes: The Untold Story by Peter Harry Brown 1996
Jobs, Steve Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson 2011
Mellon, Andrew Mellon: An American Life by David Cannadine 2006
Mondavi, Robert The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty by Julia Siler 2007
Morgan, J.P. Morgan: American Financier by Jean Strouse 1999
Morris, Robert Robert Morris: Financier of the American Revolution by Charles Rappleye 2010
Rockefeller, John D. (Sr) Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow 1997
Vanderbilt, Cornelius The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. Stiles 2009
Warburg family The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family by Ron Chernow 1993

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