Colonel Tom Parker

1909 - 1997

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Thomas Andrew Parker (born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk; June 26, 1909 – January 21, 1997), commonly known as Colonel Parker, was a Dutch-American musical entrepreneur. He was best known as the talent manager of Elvis Presley. Parker was born in the Netherlands and entered the United States illegally when he was 20 years old. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colonel Tom Parker has received more than 11,243,083 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Colonel Tom Parker is the 126th most popular businessperson (up from 294th in 2019), the 180th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 414th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 126 out of 847Before him are Madam C. J. Walker, Ivana Trump, Uli Hoeneß, François Pinault, James Mayer de Rothschild, and Hiroshi Yamauchi. After him are Ren Zhengfei, Sam Walton, John McAfee, Piero Ferrari, Thomas Lipton, and Margaret Hamilton.

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Among people born in 1909, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 44Before him are Ernst vom Rath, Leo Fender, Alain Poher, Hélder Câmara, Vicente Feola, and László Rajk. After him are Yiannis Ritsos, Alexander Pechersky, Norberto Bobbio, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Rudolf Brandt, and Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia. Among people deceased in 1997, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 58Before him are Louis, Prince Napoléon, Charles Brenton Huggins, Bulat Okudzhava, Friedrich Hund, Stéphane Grappelli, and Masaru Ibuka. After him are Roland Topor, Georg Solti, Gerda Christian, Narciso Yepes, Yuri Nikulin, and Marco Ferreri.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 180 out of 1,646Before him are Pieter Lastman (1583), Peter Bosz (1963), Cornelis Johannes van Houten (1920), Zacharias Janssen (1585), Wim Duisenberg (1935), and Jeroen Krabbé (1944). After him are Bert van Marwijk (1952), Lambert of Maastricht (635), Jan Lievens (1607), John of Leiden (1509), Princess Christina of the Netherlands (1947), and Abe Lenstra (1920).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In Netherlands

Among businesspeople born in Netherlands, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 2Before him are Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870). After him are Frits Philips (1905), Gerard Philips (1858), and Ton Roosendaal (1960).