Examples of tycoon in a Sentence
an oil tycoon who's widely considered the most powerful man in the county
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The company has been in the news because of its various acquisitions, questions about its true ownership, and because Guo Wengui, a fugitive tycoon sought by the authorities, made allegations of secret ties to Communist Party officials.
The rape allegation represents a new element in the sprawling case that Chinese prosecutors are building against the real estate tycoon, who is being investigated for at least 19 major criminal cases.
The supermodel tycoon, passed away in 2013 to cancer, but his legacy lives on in a new documentary, Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women.
Fashion tycoon and film producer Sidney Kimmel and his wife, Caroline, have listed the former Johnny Carson estate in Malibu for sale at $81.5 million.
Beijing this summer clamped down on large private conglomerates pushing a wave of aggressive deal making overseas, leading to the detention of at least one Chinese tycoon and causing some companies to scrap deals and sell assets.
This was three years ago, during a brief content boom, when BuzzFeed and Upworthy were ascendant and many technology tycoons — Pierre Omidyar, Ev Williams, Bezos himself — were making investments in digital journalism.
A dozen high-profile assassinations of tycoons and bankers from a decade ago were never solved and kidnappings of well-doing businessmen for ransom have become a common occurrence in the country of 7.1 million citizens.
Instead, the colonizer class—the billionaire moguls and tycoons whose greed has left us all lamenting the state of our current planet —will get to retreat to colonize anew.
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Origin and Etymology of tycoon
First Known Use: 1857See Words from the same year
Synonymsbaron, captain, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, lion, lord, mogul, monarch, Napoleon, prince, magnate
Related Wordsbig boy, big cheese, bigfoot, biggie, big gun, big shot, big wheel, bigwig, fat cat, figure, heavy, heavyweight, honcho, kahuna, main man, mover and shaker, nabob, nawab, notable, personage, pooh-bah (also poo-bah), supremo [chiefly British], VIP; celebrity, personality, star, superstar; deity, demigod, god
Near Antonymshalf-pint, lightweight, small-timer; inferior, subordinate, underling; nobody, nothing, zero
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