American Industrialism in the 21st Century

Some might say that the age of the great capitalists that shape the American economic landscape is over. A lot of people think that the age of Vanderbilt, Rockefeller and Carnegie is long gone and American capitalism in the industrial age sense of the word is dead. These people could not be more mistaken. Though the economic landscape has changed significantly from the turn of the 20th century, becoming a great industrialist is still a possibility.

One man of note in modern capitalist America is Ukraine-born American industrialist Len Blavatnik. Blavatnik company holdings include involvement in Russia, Europe, North and South America; in various industries such as natural resources and chemicals, media and telecommunications and real estate. One of Blavatnik’s most famous investments is ownership of Warner Music Group.

The success achieved by Len Blavatnik, a Ukrainian immigrant goes to show that the American dream is not dead and anyone can make it big in the land of opportunity through hard work and determination. Blavatnik earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989. Prior to that, he founded his business firm in 1986. Through smart business deals he managed to build an industrial empire all over the world.

Along with Blavatnik’s business success, he is also known for his philanthropy. Blavatnik news pieces usually involve his involvement in many cultural and educational projects such as the British Museum and Royal Opera House.

Blavatnik’s life and work goes to show that the American dream of capitalism paired with philanthropy is alive and kicking in this modern age.

Article submitted by Access Industries, Inc. Access Industries, Inc. is a diversified conglomerate involved in a wide range of industries in a global scale. It is also active in philanthropy through the Blavatnik Foundation.

August 27th, 2013 Posted in Investing

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