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Douglas Tompkins

1943 - 2015

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Douglas Rainsford Tompkins (March 20, 1943 – December 8, 2015) was an American businessman, conservationist, outdoorsman, philanthropist, filmmaker, and agriculturalist. He founded the North Face Inc, co-founded Esprit and various environmental groups, including the Foundation for Deep Ecology and Tompkins Conservation.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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas Tompkins has received more than 1,152,299 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Douglas Tompkins is the 263rd most popular businessperson (down from 250th in 2019), the 3,124th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,171st in 2019) and the 82nd most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Douglas Tompkins ranks 263 out of 601Before him are Stefano Casiraghi, Eugène Schueller, Eiji Toyoda, Adriano Galliani, Albert Kahn, and Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten. After him are Karl Rapp, Dhirubhai Ambani, Arthur Guinness, Eduardo Saverin, Henry E. Steinway, and Theo Albrecht.

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Among people born in 1943, Douglas Tompkins ranks 201Before him are Lynn Redgrave, Ove Kindvall, Henry Hill, Rolf Stommelen, Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia, and Winston Groom. After him are Mie Hama, Robert Gates, Hilton Valentine, Edward L. G. Bowell, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, and Charles Savarin. Among people deceased in 2015, Douglas Tompkins ranks 121Before him are Roger Hanin, Natalie Cole, Edgar Froese, Ernst Fuchs, Guy Ligier, and Geoffrey Lewis. After him are Aleksei Gubarev, Chea Sim, Judith Malina, Robert Conquest, Gene Amdahl, and James Aldridge.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Douglas Tompkins ranks 3,124 out of 18,182Before him are Emmylou Harris (1947), Ben Webster (1909), William Wallace Campbell (1862), Lauren German (1978), Mark Forest (1933), and Steve Cropper (1941). After him are Jesse Jackson (1941), Mabel Normand (1892), James Curtis Hepburn (1815), Wilford Brimley (1934), Ralph Bunche (1904), and Dick Dale (1937).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Douglas Tompkins ranks 82Before him are Katharine Graham (1917), David Packard (1912), John C. Bogle (1929), Kirk Kerkorian (1917), Bill Hewlett (1913), and Rex Tillerson (1952). After him are Arthur D. Levinson (1950), Alfred P. Sloan (1875), Chris Gardner (1954), Arnold Rothstein (1882), Robert Monroe (1915), and David Stern (1942).