Frank Abagnale

1948 - Today

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Frank William Abagnale Jr. (; born April 27, 1948) is an American author and convicted felon. He gained notoriety in the late 1970s with biographical claims that included working as an assistant state attorney general in Louisiana, a hospital physician in Georgia, a professor in Utah, and a Pan American World Airways pilot who logged over two million air miles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Abagnale has received more than 14,900,328 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Frank Abagnale is the 9th most popular mafioso (up from 10th in 2019), the 439th most popular biography from United States (up from 465th 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 54Before him are Billy the Kid, Salvatore Riina, Lucky Luciano, Jesse James, Jack Ruby, and Bernie Madoff. After him are John Dillinger, Jeffrey Epstein, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Bernardo Provenzano, Wyatt Earp, and Meyer Lansky.

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Among people born in 1948, Frank Abagnale ranks 21Before him are Henning Mankell, Jeremy Irons, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Kathy Bates, Sauli Niinistö, and Andrzej Sapkowski. After him are Luiz Felipe Scolari, Antonín Panenka, Steven Tyler, George Tupou V, Sérgio Vieira de Mello, and Marcello Lippi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Abagnale ranks 439 out of 15,968Before him are Alfred Kinsey (1894), Lauren Bacall (1924), Terry Gilliam (1940), Sylvia Plath (1932), Jennifer Aniston (1969), and Stanley Cohen (1922). After him are Tom Clancy (1947), Julianne Moore (1960), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Joseph Henry (1797), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), and Douglas Engelbart (1925).

Among MAFIOSOS In United States

Among mafiosos born in United States, Frank Abagnale ranks 6Before him are Al Capone (1899), Billy the Kid (1859), Jesse James (1847), Jack Ruby (1911), and Bernie Madoff (1938). After him are John Dillinger (1903), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Wyatt Earp (1848), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1918), John Gotti (1940), and Mark David Chapman (1955).