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Frank Abagnale

1948 - Today

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Frank William Abagnale Jr. (; born April 27, 1948) is an American author and convicted felon. Abagnale targeted individuals and small businesses, yet gained notoriety in the late 1970s by claiming a diverse range of victimless workplace frauds, many of which have since been placed in doubt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Abagnale has received more than 17,598,049 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Frank Abagnale is the 9th most popular mafioso, the 428th most popular biography from United States (up from 439th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Mafioso.

Frank Abagnale is most famous for being a con artist who was able to successfully impersonate a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer.

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Among mafiosos, Frank Abagnale ranks 9 out of 52Before him are Billy the Kid, Lucky Luciano, John Dillinger, Jesse James, Salvatore Riina, and Jack Ruby. After him are Bernie Madoff, Jeffrey Epstein, Meyer Lansky, Karl Gebhardt, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, and Bernardo Provenzano.

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Among people born in 1948, Frank Abagnale ranks 20Before him are Jeremy Irons, Hassan Rouhani, Andrzej Sapkowski, Jan Palach, Kathy Bates, and Henning Mankell. After him are George Tupou V, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Marcello Lippi, Klaus Meine, Keke Rosberg, and Yoshihide Suga.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Abagnale ranks 428 out of 18,182Before him are John Tyler (1790), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Albert Fish (1870), William G. Morgan (1870), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), and Mike Tyson (1966). After him are Willem Dafoe (1955), Kip Thorne (1940), Joe Frazier (1944), Jessica Lange (1949), Viggo Mortensen (1958), and Katherine Johnson (1918).

Among MAFIOSOS In United States

Among mafiosos born in United States, Frank Abagnale ranks 6Before him are Al Capone (1899), Billy the Kid (1859), John Dillinger (1903), Jesse James (1847), and Jack Ruby (1911). After him are Bernie Madoff (1938), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Wyatt Earp (1848), Mark David Chapman (1955), John Gotti (1940), and Richard Kuklinski (1935).