Ray Kroc (McDonalds)
He either enchants or antagonizes everyone he meets. But even his enemies agree there are three things Ray Kroc does damned well: sell hamburgers, make money, and tell stories. Ray Kroc was an American businessman responsible for making McDonald's the world's most iconic fast food brand. Widely regarded as on of the most successful entrepreneurs of the twentieth century, Kroc died in California in 1984.