Ayman al-Zawahiri

1951 - Today

Ayman al-Zawahiri

Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri (Arabic: أيمن محمد ربيع الظواهري‎ ʾAyman Muḥammad Rabīʿ aẓ-Ẓawāhirī; born June 19, 1951) is an Egyptian terrorist known for being the leader of terrorist group al-Qaeda since June 2011, succeeding Osama bin Laden following his death, and is a current or former member and senior official of Islamist organizations which have orchestrated and carried out attacks in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and also some in North America and Europe. In 2012, he called on Muslims to kidnap Western tourists in Muslim countries.Since the September 11 attacks, the U.S. State Department has offered a US$25 million reward for information or intelligence leading to al-Zawahiri's capture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ayman al-Zawahiri has received more than 4,277,612 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 31st most popular extremist.

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  • 65

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  • 6.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Ayman al-Zawahiri ranks 31 out of 182Before him are Amon Göth, Charles Ponzi, Peter Kürten, Mehmet Ali Ağca, Luis Carrero Blanco, and George Stinney. After him are Otto Ohlendorf, Andreas Baader, H. H. Holmes, William Kemmler, Frederick Trump, and Nathuram Godse.

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Among people born in 1951, Ayman al-Zawahiri ranks 21Before him are Kurt Russell, Michael Keaton, Romina Power, Juan Manuel Santos, Gordon Brown, and Tommy Hilfiger. After him are Šaban Šaulić, Mark Hamill, Bob Geldof, Paul Breitner, Kevin Keegan, and Salva Kiir Mayardit.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Ayman al-Zawahiri ranks 132 out of 432Before him are Kiya (-1400), Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (1372), Claude François (1939), Mentuhotep III (-2050), Ahmose-Nefertari (-1562), and Sosigenes of Alexandria (-80). After him are Smendes (-1200), Hemiunu (-2500), Neferirkare Kakai (-2483), Senusret II (-1900), Psusennes I (-1100), and Al-Suyuti (1445).


Among extremists born in Egypt, Ayman al-Zawahiri ranks 1After him are Omar Abdel-Rahman (1938), Mohamed Atta (1968), and Abu Ayyub al-Masri (1968).

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