I remember reading a very fitting, playful, 2-words expression for for early 20th century industry tycoon who teared their employees bad. Please help reminding me by listing synonyms.

  • Jack: the Ripper? – Edwin Ashworth May 19 '14 at 14:27
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    The word 'tycoon' I believe is Japanese. But that's a separate matter. Perhaps 'business magnate'. – WS2 May 19 '14 at 14:39

Are you looking for robber baron?

Robber baron

typically applied to businessmen who used what were considered to be exploitative practices to amass their wealth

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