Bernard Baruch

1870 - 1965

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Bernard Mannes Baruch (August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was an American financier and statesman. According to historian Thomas A. Krueger: For half a century Bernard Baruch was one of the country's richest and most powerful men. A great speculator, public official, presidential counselor, political benefactor, and indefatigable almoner, his public life provides a clear view of the inner workings of the American political system.After amassing a fortune on the New York Stock Exchange, he impressed President Woodrow Wilson by managing the nation's economic mobilization in World War I as chairman of the War Industries Board. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Baruch has received more than 778,848 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Bernard Baruch is the 118th most popular businessperson (up from 130th in 2019), the 1,398th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,638th in 2019) and the 38th most popular American Businessperson.

Bernard Baruch was an American financier and presidential advisor. He is most famous for his role in the Treaty of Versailles, as the chairman of the United States War Industries Board during World War I, and for his role as a Wall Street speculator.

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Among businesspeople, Bernard Baruch ranks 118 out of 604Before him are Giovanni Battista Caproni, Ted Turner, William Boeing, Iwasaki Yatarō, Elizabeth Arden, and Eusebi Güell. After him are Massimo Moratti, John Langenus, Walter Chrysler, Uli Hoeneß, Christina Onassis, and Basil Zaharoff.

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Among people born in 1870, Bernard Baruch ranks 35Before him are Charlotte Cooper, Jan Smuts, Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Sigfrid Edström, Louis Vierne, and Nariman Narimanov. After him are Edwin S. Porter, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Lord Alfred Douglas, E. M. Antoniadi, Helge von Koch, and Aleksandr Kuprin. Among people deceased in 1965, Bernard Baruch ranks 33Before him are La Belle Otero, Joseph Erlanger, Edogawa Ranpo, Frederick Fleet, Louis Hjelmslev, and Aksel Sandemose. After him are David O. Selznick, Lauri Törni, Fan Noli, Edgard Varèse, Mehdi Ben Barka, and Corrado Gini.

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Among people born in United States, Bernard Baruch ranks 1,398 out of 15,968Before him are Vint Cerf (1943), Scott McKenzie (1939), Gene Sharp (1928), Vera Wang (1949), Ben Gazzara (1930), and Elias James Corey (1928). After him are Jaco Pastorius (1951), Robert Patrick (1958), Edward Snowden (1983), Ansel Adams (1902), Lenny Kravitz (1964), and David O. Selznick (1902).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Bernard Baruch ranks 38Before him are Sam Walton (1918), Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861), John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874), Larry Flynt (1942), Ted Turner (1938), and William Boeing (1881). After him are Walter Chrysler (1875), Christina Onassis (1950), Gordon Moore (1929), Roy O. Disney (1893), Henry Ford II (1917), and Lee Iacocca (1924).