David Sarnoff

1891 - 1971

David Sarnoff

David Sarnoff (February 27, 1891 – December 12, 1971) was a Russian-American businessman and pioneer of American radio and television. Throughout most of his career he led the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in various capacities from shortly after its founding in 1919 until his retirement in 1970. He ruled over an ever-growing telecommunications and media empire that included both RCA and NBC, and became one of the largest companies in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Sarnoff has received more than 471,842 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 243rd most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, David Sarnoff ranks 247 out of 481Before him are John McAfee, David Geffen, Martin Winterkorn, Gustav Wiederkehr, Bob Iger, and Douglas Tompkins. After him are Wang Jianlin, Thomas Blake Glover, Colonel Tom Parker, Eddie Jordan, Maurizio Arrivabene, and Adolf Merckle.

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Among people born in 1891, David Sarnoff ranks 113Before him are Richard Tauber, W. Averell Harriman, Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Francisco Lázaro, Fréhel, and Vladimir Petlyakov. After him are Harold Jeffreys, Earl Warren, Vladimir Albitsky, Mischa Elman, Scott Bradley, and Julius Leber. Among people deceased in 1971, David Sarnoff ranks 98Before him are William F. Albright, Fuad Abdurahmanov, Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Princess Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe, Erich Abraham, and Carlos P. Garcia. After him are Thomas E. Dewey, Koichi Kudo, Chester Conklin, Friedebert Tuglas, Étienne Gailly, and John Dall.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, David Sarnoff ranks 94 out of 218Before him are Kirill of Turov (1130), Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski (1845), Ales Adamovich (1927), Immanuel Velikovsky (1895), Carl Anton von Meyer (1795), and Petr Shelokhonov (1929). After him are Sergei Aleinikov (1961), Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758), Vyacheslav Kebich (1936), Pyotr Klimuk (1942), Vladimir Kovalyonok (1942), and Sergei Tumansky (1901).


Among businesspeople born in Belarus, David Sarnoff ranks 1After him are Gary Vaynerchuk (1975).

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