Douglas Tompkins

1943 - 2015

Douglas Tompkins

Douglas Rainsford Tompkins (March 20, 1943 – December 8, 2015) was an American conservationist, outdoorsman, philanthropist, filmmaker, agriculturalist, and businessman who assembled and preserved the land which became the largest gift of private land to any South American government.Beginning in the mid-1960s, he and Susie Tompkins Buell, his first wife, co-founded and ran two companies: the outdoor equipment and clothing company The North Face and the Esprit clothing company. Following their divorce and Tompkins' departure from the business world in 1989, he became active in environmental and land conservation causes. In the 1990s Tompkins and his second wife, Kris McDivitt Tompkins bought and conserved more than 2 million acres (810,000 ha) of wilderness in Chile and Argentina, exceeding that of any other private individuals in the region, thus becoming among the largest private land-owners in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas Tompkins has received more than 876,404 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 242nd most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Douglas Tompkins ranks 246 out of 481Before him are John DeLorean, John McAfee, David Geffen, Martin Winterkorn, Gustav Wiederkehr, and Bob Iger. After him are David Sarnoff, Wang Jianlin, Thomas Blake Glover, Colonel Tom Parker, Eddie Jordan, and Maurizio Arrivabene.

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Among people born in 1943, Douglas Tompkins ranks 222Before him are Eva Joly, Herman Van Springel, David Geffen, J. T. Walsh, Randall Duk Kim, and Tadao Onishi. After him are Osamu Dezaki, Kazimira Prunskienė, Roberto Rosato, Larry Clark, Peter Hyams, and Harley Race. Among people deceased in 2015, Douglas Tompkins ranks 164Before him are László Paskai, Patachou, Eduardo Guerrero, Ján Chryzostom Korec, Czesław Kiszczak, and Henri Coppens. After him are Dinkha IV, Karl Josef Becker, Ron Clarke, Movita Castaneda, John Henry Holland, and Sergio Sollima.

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