Erin Brockovich

1960 - Today

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Erin Brockovich (born Pattee; June 22, 1960) is an American legal clerk, consumer advocate, and environmental activist who, despite her lack of education in the law, was instrumental in building a case against Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) involving groundwater contamination in a town in California with the help of attorney Ed Masry in 1993. Their successful lawsuit was the subject of the Oscar-winning film, Erin Brockovich (2000), starring Julia Roberts as Brockovich and Albert Finney as Masry. Since then, Brockovich has become a media personality as well, hosting the TV series Challenge America with Erin Brockovich on ABC and Final Justice on Zone Reality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erin Brockovich has received more than 8,490,814 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Erin Brockovich is the 226th most popular businessperson (down from 207th in 2019), the 2,870th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,726th in 2019) and the 78th most popular American Businessperson.

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  • 31

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  • 3.95

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  • 3.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among businesspeople, Erin Brockovich ranks 226 out of 604Before her are Albert Kahn, Jordi Cuixart, Charlie Munger, Félicien Kabuga, Eric Schmidt, and Charles Koch. After her are Paul Castellano, David Stern, Lazare Ponticelli, Arnon Milchan, Arthur Guinness, and Lamine Diack.

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Among people born in 1960, Erin Brockovich ranks 80Before her are Hirohiko Araki, Tony Robbins, Lepa Brena, Jane Lynch, Susanne Bier, and Melissa Leo. After her are Laurent Fignon, Naoki Urasawa, Gazebo, Yves Leterme, Jafar Panahi, and Abdellatif Kechiche.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Erin Brockovich ranks 2,870 out of 15,968Before her are Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Judy Chicago (1939), Alan Menken (1949), Charles Bachman (1924), Marty Friedman (1962), and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958). After her are Cy Young (1867), Melissa McCarthy (1970), Harlan Coben (1962), Tom Petty (1950), Paul Castellano (1915), and Fred Niblo (1874).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Erin Brockovich ranks 78Before her are John Sculley (1939), David Koch (1940), William C. Durant (1861), Charlie Munger (1924), Eric Schmidt (1955), and Charles Koch (1935). After her are Paul Castellano (1915), David Stern (1942), Edwin Drake (1819), Alfred P. Sloan (1875), Kirk Kerkorian (1917), and John D. Rockefeller III (1906).