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Barry Seal

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Adler Berriman "Barry" Seal (July 16, 1939 – February 19, 1986) was an American commercial airline pilot who became a major drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel. When Seal was convicted of smuggling charges, he became an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration and testified in several major drug trials. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barry Seal has received more than 13,250,412 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Barry Seal is the 63rd most popular extremist (down from 36th in 2019), the 1,228th most popular biography from United States (down from 779th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Extremist.

Barry Seal was a drug smuggler who was recruited by the CIA to work as an informant. He was eventually arrested and sentenced to a prison term of ten years.

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Among extremists, Barry Seal ranks 63 out of 209Before him are Friedrich Jeckeln, George Habash, Frank Sheeran, Karl Denke, Hermine Braunsteiner, and Johnny Torrio. After him are Timothy McVeigh, Dennis Rader, Marc Dutroux, Shamil Basayev, Sada Abe, and Charles Sobhraj.

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Among people born in 1939, Barry Seal ranks 59Before him are Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, Volker Schlöndorff, Harry Kroto, Silvana Armenulić, Carlo Ginzburg, and João Bernardo Vieira. After him are Fikret Abdić, Carolina Herrera, Beate Klarsfeld, Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Milva, and Kathryn Joosten.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barry Seal ranks 1,228 out of 18,182Before him are Lawrence Klein (1920), James Spader (1960), Jackie Coogan (1914), Uma Thurman (1970), Condoleezza Rice (1954), and Andrew Dickson White (1832). After him are Snoop Dogg (1971), Wesley Snipes (1962), Ronnie Coleman (1964), Natalie Clifford Barney (1876), Merton Miller (1923), and Norman Borlaug (1914).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Barry Seal ranks 21Before him are Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Butch Cassidy (1866), Edmund Kemper (1948), George Stinney (1929), Jordan Belfort (1962), and Frank Sheeran (1920). After him are Timothy McVeigh (1968), Dennis Rader (1945), Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Ma Barker (1873), Richard Ramirez (1960), and James Earl Ray (1928).