Colonel Tom Parker

1909 - 1997

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Colonel Thomas Andrew Parker (born Andreas Cornelis (Dries) van Kuijk; June 26, 1909 – January 21, 1997) was a Dutch-American musical entrepreneur, best known for being Elvis Presley's manager. Born in the Netherlands, Parker emigrated illegally to the United States at the age of 20. He changed his name and claimed to have been born in the United States, and his Dutch birthplace and immigrant status were not revealed for many years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colonel Tom Parker has received more than 3,153,772 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Colonel Tom Parker is the 258th most popular businessperson (down from 250th in 2019), the 377th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 442nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Dutch Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 258 out of 604Before him are Dhirubhai Ambani, Eiji Toyoda, J. C. Jacobsen, Ludvig Nobel, Guy Laliberté, and Allen Klein. After him are Vagit Alekperov, Arnold Rothstein, Norio Ohga, Stefan Persson, Meyer Guggenheim, and B. C. Forbes.

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Among people born in 1909, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 128Before him are David Frankfurter, Kinuyo Tanaka, Jerzy Andrzejewski, Gordon Bunshaft, Juan José Nogués, and Stephen Cole Kleene. After him are Luigi Villoresi, Seichō Matsumoto, Bernhard Grzimek, Tom Ewell, Milena Pavlović-Barili, and Sylvère Maes. Among people deceased in 1997, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 107Before him are Jambyn Batmönkh, Jeff Buckley, Jacinto Quincoces, Chiang Wei-kuo, Shintaro Katsu, and King Hu. After him are Jean-Dominique Bauby, Luigi Villoresi, Giorgio Strehler, Lev Kopelev, Francisco Aramburu, and Lam Ching-ying.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 377 out of 1,209Before him are John de Mol Jr. (1955), Abraham van Diepenbeeck (1596), William Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz (1613), Melchior d'Hondecoeter (1636), Aert de Gelder (1645), and Gerrit Berckheyde (1638). After him are Dirk Kuyt (1980), Menno van Coehoorn (1641), Louis Beel (1902), Faas Wilkes (1923), Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin (1845), and Pieter Bleeker (1819).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In Netherlands

Among businesspeople born in Netherlands, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 3Before him are Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870) and Frits Philips (1905). After him are Yolanda Hadid (1964) and Ton Roosendaal (1960).