Allen Klein

1931 - 2009

Photo of Allen Klein

Icon of person Allen Klein

Allen Klein (December 18, 1931 – July 4, 2009) was an American businessman, music publisher, writers' representative and record label executive. He was known for his tough persona and aggressive negotiation tactics, many of which affected industry standards for compensating recording artists. He founded ABKCO Music & Records Incorporated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Allen Klein has received more than 791,983 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Allen Klein is the 257th most popular businessperson (up from 284th in 2019), the 3,301st most popular biography from United States (up from 4,686th in 2019) and the 86th most popular American Businessperson.

Memorability Metrics

  • 790k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.71

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Allen Kleins by language


Among businesspeople, Allen Klein ranks 257 out of 604Before him are Mikimoto Kōkichi, Dhirubhai Ambani, Eiji Toyoda, J. C. Jacobsen, Ludvig Nobel, and Guy Laliberté. After him are Colonel Tom Parker, Vagit Alekperov, Arnold Rothstein, Norio Ohga, Stefan Persson, and Meyer Guggenheim.

Most Popular Businesspeople in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1931, Allen Klein ranks 187Before him are Camillo Ruini, Christian Metz, Seyni Kountché, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Mukaghali Makatayev, and Krzysztof Komeda. After him are Gunnel Lindblom, Bernard Francis Law, Dominic Chianese, Guido de Marco, Adriana Asti, and Mady Mesplé. Among people deceased in 2009, Allen Klein ranks 121Before him are Konstantin Feoktistov, Francisco Ayala, Robert Enke, Stephen Toulmin, Henry Allingham, and Armen Takhtajan. After him are John Hughes, Eric Woolfson, Ramaswamy Venkataraman, Oleg Yankovsky, Zbigniew Religa, and Ken Annakin.

Others Born in 1931

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2009

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Allen Klein ranks 3,301 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Ford (1862), George M. Dallas (1792), Eric Hoffer (1898), George Ellery Hale (1868), Lauren German (1978), and Arthur Janov (1924). After him are David Lee Roth (1954), Stephen Cole Kleene (1909), J. T. Walsh (1943), Leo Ryan (1925), David Ogden Stiers (1942), and Kenny Loggins (1948).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Allen Klein ranks 86Before him are David Stern (1942), Edwin Drake (1819), Alfred P. Sloan (1875), Kirk Kerkorian (1917), John D. Rockefeller III (1906), and Douglas Tompkins (1943). After him are Arnold Rothstein (1882), Alice Walton (1949), Carl Icahn (1936), John C. Bogle (1929), Roy E. Disney (1930), and Bruce Buck (1946).