Ben Bradlee

1921 - 2014

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Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (August 26, 1921 – October 21, 2014) was an American journalist who served as managing editor and later as executive editor of The Washington Post, from 1965 to 1991. He became a public figure when the Post joined The New York Times in publishing the Pentagon Papers and gave the go-ahead for the paper's extensive coverage of the Watergate scandal in the 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Bradlee has received more than 2,541,535 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Ben Bradlee is the 531st most popular businessperson (down from 492nd in 2019), the 7,298th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,014th in 2019) and the 173rd most popular American Businessperson.

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  • 3.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among businesspeople, Ben Bradlee ranks 531 out of 847Before him are Guy Kawasaki, Gautam Adani, Lev Avnerovich Leviev, Steve Forbes, Boris Hagelin, and Jamie Dimon. After him are William McGregor, James Smith McDonnell, Joe Sutter, Richard Hilton, David Richards, and Sam Panopoulos.

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Among people born in 1921, Ben Bradlee ranks 325Before him are Ilka Gedő, Mikayil Abdullayev, Egon Jönsson, Richard Egan, Ursula Franklin, and Roman Abelevich Kachanov. After him are Wu Xueqian, Edith Farkas, Walter Rudin, Nando González, Diana Barrymore, and Joe Sutter. Among people deceased in 2014, Ben Bradlee ranks 343Before him are J. E. Freeman, James Foley, Lori Sandri, China Zorrilla, Efua Dorkenoo, and Urs Widmer. After him are João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Buddy DeFranco, Anahita Ratebzad, Željko Šturanović, Géza Gulyás, and Fiorenzo Angelini.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Bradlee ranks 7,298 out of 20,380Before him are Gary Merrill (1915), Ken Foree (1948), Robert Crippen (1937), Walter Breuning (1896), Shemp Howard (1895), and Jane Wyatt (1910). After him are David Blatt (1959), Amy Smart (1976), Gilbert Strang (1934), Clarence Darrow (1857), Warren Farrell (1943), and Olivia Harrison (1948).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Ben Bradlee ranks 173Before him are William Henry Vanderbilt (1821), Sheryl Sandberg (1969), Leo Burnett (1891), Guy Kawasaki (1954), Steve Forbes (1947), and Jamie Dimon (1956). After him are James Smith McDonnell (1899), Joe Sutter (1921), Richard Hilton (1955), Jay Gould (1836), Trip Hawkins (1953), and Richard Bass (1929).