A person involved in the ownership and management of industry.
- State power contributed to the growth of the cotton industry, a point overlooked by industrialists in the early nineteenth century.
- It marked a decline in power of the industrialists in favor of financiers.
- If the current trend in gas prices continues, industrialists fear that inward investment in Britain will suffer.
manufacturer, factory owner;
captain of industry, big businessman, magnate, tycoon, capitalist, financier
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