Fritz von Thyssen, German steel businessman Alfried Krupp, owner of Krupp steel firm Emil Kirdorff, coal businessman IG Farben, German chemicals firm, gave half the Funds for the 1933 elections German car firms Skoda and Opel Schroeder bank-on Jan 3, Reinhard Schroeder met Hitler and asked him to form a government. Henry Ford of Ford motors. Union banking corporation, New York. WA Harriman and Co, American shipping and railway company. Irenee du Pont, head of the American firm General Motors.