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magnate

noun [C] uk   /ˈmæɡ.nət/ us  
a person who is very rich and successful in business or industry: a well-known shipping magnate
Translations of “magnate”
in Spanish magnate…
in French magnat…
in German der Magnat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 富豪,大亨, 工商界巨頭…
in Russian магнат…
in Turkish patron, kodaman, zengin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 富豪,大亨, 工商业巨头…
in Polish magnat…
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