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The Ten Leaders of the Social Trust

By eliminating competition, consolidating power and controlling their respective industries, trusts such as Standard Oil, US Steel, American Tobacco and the American Sugar Refining Company gave rise to many of the colossal fortunes which helped fuel the era and add a little more “gild” to it. While the Titans of Industry who ran these trusts were powerful men, that didn’t mean that the ladies didn’t want in on the action.