Henry Luce

1898 - 1967

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Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967) was an American magazine magnate who was called "the most influential private citizen in the America of his day". He launched and closely supervised a stable of magazines that transformed journalism and the reading habits of millions of Americans. Time summarized and interpreted the week's news; Life was a picture magazine of politics, culture, and society that dominated American visual perceptions in the era before television; Fortune reported on national and international business; and Sports Illustrated explored the world of sports. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Luce has received more than 470,785 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Henry Luce is the 369th most popular businessperson (down from 293rd in 2019), the 726th most popular biography from China (down from 631st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Chinese Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Henry Luce ranks 369 out of 604. Before him are Jim Walton, S. Robson Walton, Brendan Eich, Kim Dotcom, Gene Haas, and Henry Cole. After him are Michael Dell, Eduardo Saverin, James Buchanan Duke, Steve Chen, Anders Frisk, and Muhtar Kent.

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Among people born in 1898, Henry Luce ranks 176Before him are Luis Muñoz Marín, Agnes Ayres, Allen Woodring, Richmond Landon, Mikhail Artamonov, and Marilyn Miller. After him are Norman Vincent Peale, Grace Moore, Blind Willie McTell, Preston Sturges, Rosa Chacel, and Hugh O'Flaherty. Among people deceased in 1967, Henry Luce ranks 165Before him are Ciro Alegría, Gigi Meroni, Arthur Ransome, Edward Chamberlin, Fatima Jinnah, and Georges Berger. After him are Paul Whiteman, Charles Bickford, J. B. Lenoir, Walter Krueger, Ann Sheridan, and Ernesto Ruffini.

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Among people born in China, Henry Luce ranks 726 out of 1,186. Before him are Dai Sijie (1954), Yu Rongguang (1958), Song Renqiong (1909), Wang Guowei (1877), Yu Zhengsheng (1945), and Ching Siu-tung (1953). After him are Wen Yiduo (1899), Carina Lau (1965), Wang Huning (1955), Yan Lianke (1958), Chen Hongshou (1598), and Toshiko Fujita (1950).


Among businesspeople born in China, Henry Luce ranks 11Before him are Lee Shau-kee (1929), Jimmy Lai (1948), Ma Huateng (1971), Wang Jianlin (1954), Lei Jun (1969), and Li Ning (1963). After him are Meng Wanzhou (1972), Wendi Deng Murdoch (1968), and Yang Huiyan (1981).