From Japanese 大君 (taikun, “great prince”), a title for the shogun. Related to taipan, from Cantonese 大班 (daai6 baan1) – the first half of both comes from the Chinese root 大 (“big, great”).
tycoon (plural tycoons)
- A wealthy and powerful business person.
- Chairman Yu is a tycoon who owns multiple hotel chains.
1956, Delano Ames, chapter 24, Crime out of Mind:
- Dagobert had only one customer, an American who wore square, rimless glasses and a beige suit and looked like a Wall Street tycoon.
wealthy, powerful business person