Alex Manoogian
Arriving in the United States with $50 in his pockets, Manoogian went on to found a Fortune 500 company and revolutionize the home furnishing industry. Though Masco had its roots in automobile parts production, Manoogian’s fortune was made with the introduction of the single-lever Delta faucet in 1952. This invention became the foundation for a billion-dollar enterprise and was instrumental in transforming the burgeoning home and building products supply industry.