Bingu wa Mutharika

1934 - 2012

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Bingu wa Mutharika (; born Brightson Webster Ryson Thom; 24 February 1934 – 5 April 2012) was a Malawian politician and economist who was President of Malawi from May 2004 until his death in April 2012. He was also President of the Democratic Progressive Party, which he founded in February 2005; it obtained a majority in Malawi's parliament in the 2009 general election. During his two terms in office, he was noted for being the Chairperson of the African Union in 2010–2011, as well as for several domestic controversies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bingu wa Mutharika has received more than 268,811 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Bingu wa Mutharika is the 144th most popular economist (down from 105th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Malawi (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular Malawian Economist.

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Among economists, Bingu wa Mutharika ranks 144 out of 315Before him are Robert J. Shiller, Lucas Papademos, Robert C. Merton, Kenneth E. Boulding, Ernst Engel, and James Mirrlees. After him are Michael Spence, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Gustav von Schmoller, Daniel Ellsberg, Chester Barnard, and Frank Knight.

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Among people born in 1934, Bingu wa Mutharika ranks 106Before him are Ornella Vanoni, Ernesto Brambilla, Victor French, Albert Speer, Omar Karami, and Allen Carr. After him are Fredric Jameson, Jean Sorel, Wilford Brimley, Kisho Kurokawa, Alan Bates, and Paul Cohen. Among people deceased in 2012, Bingu wa Mutharika ranks 85Before him are Omar Suleiman, Santiago Carrillo, Andy Williams, Maurice André, Meles Zenawi, and Sergio Pininfarina. After him are Alexis Weissenberg, Warda Al-Jazairia, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Alfred Schmidt, Paddy Roy Bates, and Charles Durning.

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In Malawi

Among people born in Malawi, Bingu wa Mutharika ranks 2 out of 14Before him are Hastings Banda (1898). After him are Peter Mutharika (1940), Bakili Muluzi (1941), Joyce Banda (1950), Abeid Karume (1905), Michelle Paver (1960), William Kamkwamba (1987), Lazarus Chakwera (1955), Anthea Stewart (1944), Russell Mwafulirwa (1983), and Cate Campbell (1992).

Among ECONOMISTS In Malawi

Among economists born in Malawi, Bingu wa Mutharika ranks 1