Henry Luce – 1898-1967
Luce launched Time magazine with his Yale University chum Briton Haden in 1923 and took it over completely after Haden’s death in 1929. That same year, Luce introduced Fortune, a unique magazine devoted to business. Time was aimed at presenting news with a point of view; Fortune was intended to be indispensable to the person of business; and in 1936, Life was introduced as a popular picture magazine. With this triumvirate, Luce had created the first great American magazine empire and became one of the most influential opinion makers in the world.