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Anita Roddick

1942 - 2007

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Dame Anita Lucia Roddick (23 October 1942 – 10 September 2007) was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, now The Body Shop International Limited, a cosmetics company producing and retailing natural beauty products which shaped ethical consumerism. The company was one of the first to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals in some of its products and one of the first to promote fair trade with developing countries. Roddick was involved in activism and campaigning for environmental and social issues, including involvement with Greenpeace and The Big Issue. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anita Roddick has received more than 1,165,409 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Anita Roddick is the 480th most popular businessperson (down from 384th in 2019), the 3,535th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,153rd in 2019) and the 30th most popular British Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Anita Roddick ranks 480 out of 601Before her are Will Keith Kellogg, Steve Wynn, John Warnock, Arianna Huffington, Henry Clay Frick, and Aliko Dangote. After her are Irving Kristol, Jacqueline Mars, Harvey S. Firestone, Mark Shuttleworth, Manolo el del bombo, and Kaz Hirai.

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Among people born in 1942, Anita Roddick ranks 448Before her are Michel Tremblay, Terenci Moix, Klaus-Dieter Sieloff, Bruce Johnston, Charmian Carr, and Bernard Lietaer. After her are Wayne Newton, Gideon Toury, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Quentin Bryce, Mamoni Raisom Goswami, and Kenneth Lay. Among people deceased in 2007, Anita Roddick ranks 249Before her are Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Emma Tillman, Solveig Dommartin, Karen Spärck Jones, Beverly Sills, and Helmut Senekowitsch. After her are Kei Kumai, Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, Art Buchwald, Édouard Gagnon, Joseíto, and John Gardner.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Anita Roddick ranks 3,535 out of 7,765Before her are Leo Sayer (1948), Helen Fielding (1958), William Whiston (1667), Roy Jenkins (1920), Matt Monro (1930), and Arthur Bliss (1891). After her are M. R. James (1862), Nicholas Ridley (1500), Henry Clifton Sorby (1826), John Marshall (1748), Susan George (1950), and Thomas Campbell Eyton (1809).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, Anita Roddick ranks 30Before her are William Knox D'Arcy (1849), Jim Marshall (1923), John Houlding (1833), Neil Aspinall (1941), Andrew Planche (1727), and Isabella Beeton (1836). After her are William McGregor (1846), Fred Karno (1866), David Richards (1952), Christopher O'Neill (1974), Benjamin Vulliamy (1747), and Allan Williams (1930).