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Boris Berezovsky

1946 - 2013

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Boris Abramovich Berezovsky (Russian: Борис Абрамович Березовский; 23 January 1946 – 23 March 2013), also known as Platon Elenin, was a Russian business oligarch, government official, engineer and mathematician and a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He had the federal state civilian service rank of 1st class Active State Councillor of the Russian Federation.Berezovsky made his fortune in Russia in the 1990s, when the country implemented privatization of state property. He profited from gaining control over assets, including the country's main television channel, Channel One. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boris Berezovsky has received more than 70,803 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Boris Berezovsky is the 70th most popular businessperson (up from 89th in 2019), the 242nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 302nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Businessperson.

Boris Berezovsky is most famous for being a Russian oligarch who was one of the most influential businessmen in Russia. He was also a Russian politician and a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Among businesspeople, Boris Berezovsky ranks 70 out of 601Before him are Helena Rubinstein, Robert McNamara, J. Bruce Ismay, Jakob Fugger, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Larry Ellison. After him are Kiichiro Toyoda, Estée Lauder, Lee Kun-hee, Paul Allen, Liliane Bettencourt, and Akio Morita.

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Among people born in 1946, Boris Berezovsky ranks 62Before him are Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Jang Song-thaek, Dolly Parton, Uri Geller, Bolo Yeung, and Isaias Afwerki. After him are Danny Glover, Thongloun Sisoulith, Howard Shore, Jean Todt, Daniel Libeskind, and Ed O'Neill. Among people deceased in 2013, Boris Berezovsky ranks 35Before him are François Jacob, Donald A. Glaser, Jang Song-thaek, Erich Priebke, Richard Griffiths, and Jovanka Broz. After him are Ray Manzarek, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, James M. Buchanan, Ieng Sary, Ronald Dworkin, and Jerome Karle.

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Among people born in Russia, Boris Berezovsky ranks 242 out of 3,262Before him are Sabina Spielrein (1885), Boris Shaposhnikov (1882), Oleg Antonov (1906), Alexander Luria (1902), Vasily Blyukher (1889), and Gustav Bauer (1870). After him are Lyudmila Putina (1958), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Vasily I of Moscow (1371), Grigori Perelman (1966), Vasily Smyslov (1921), and Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856).


Among businesspeople born in Russia, Boris Berezovsky ranks 3Before him are Sergei Diaghilev (1872) and Roman Abramovich (1966). After him are Mikhail Khodorkovsky (1963), Pavel Tretyakov (1832), Beate Uhse-Rotermund (1919), Sergei Shchukin (1854), Arkady Rotenberg (1951), Oleg Deripaska (1968), Vladimir Lisin (1956), Mikhail Prokhorov (1965), and Pavel Durov (1984).