- A wealthy and influential businessman or businesswoman: a property magnateMore example sentences
industrialist, tycoon, mogul, captain of industry, baron, lord, king, proprietor, entrepreneur, merchant prince, financier, top executive; chief, leader, VIP, notable, magnifico, nabob, grandee, noble, prelateNorth American • informal big wheel• derogatory fat cat
- Stephen was brought up at the court of his uncle Henry I, becoming one of the wealthiest of the Anglo-Norman magnates.
- Aware of the power of the press, many political parties have even nominated media magnates as members of parliament.
- Property magnate John Bloor bought the land for redevelopment and picked up the Triumph name as part of the deal.
late Middle English: from late Latin magnas, magnat- 'great man', from Latin magnus 'great'.