Imelda Marcos

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Imelda Romualdez Marcos (Tagalog: [ɪˈmelda ˈmaɾkɔs]; born Imelda Remedios Visitacion Trinidad Romualdez; July 2, 1929) is a Filipina politician and convicted criminal who was First Lady of the Philippines for 20 years, during which she and her husband Ferdinand Marcos stole billions: 176  from the Filipino people, amassing a personal fortune estimated to have been worth US$5 billion to US$10 billion by the time they were deposed in 1986. By 2018, about $3.6 billion of this had been recovered by the Philippine government, either through compromise deals or sequestration cases.She married Marcos in 1954 and became First Lady in 1965 when he became President of the Philippines. She ordered the construction of many grandiose architectural projects, using public funds and "in impossibly short order" – a propaganda practice, which eventually came to be known as her "edifice complex."The People Power Revolution in February 1986 unseated the Marcoses and forced the family into exile in Hawaii. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Imelda Marcos has received more than 4,368,296 page views. Her biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Imelda Marcos is the 212th most popular companion (down from 120th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Philippines (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Filipino Companion.

Imelda Marcos is most famous for being the wife of the former president of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos. After he was removed from power in 1986, she was accused of corruption and embezzlement.

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Among companions, Imelda Marcos ranks 212 out of 687Before her are Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Maria Anna of Austria, Philippa of Lancaster, Michelle Obama, Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, and Louise of the Netherlands. After her are Abigail, Emma of Normandy, Eleanor of Castile, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon, and Hoelun.

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Among people born in 1929, Imelda Marcos ranks 60Before her are Peter L. Berger, Petr Shelokhonov, Pierre Brice, Milorad Pavić, Karolos Papoulias, and Richard E. Taylor. After her are Gudrun Burwitz, Claes Oldenburg, Jerry Goldsmith, Zoltán Czibor, Isamu Akasaki, and Lennart Johansson.

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In Philippines

Among people born in Philippines, Imelda Marcos ranks 5 out of 96Before her are Rodrigo Duterte (1945), Corazon Aquino (1933), Ferdinand Marcos (1917), and José Rizal (1861). After her are Paulino Alcántara (1896), Lapu-Lapu (1491), Emilio Aguinaldo (1869), Benigno Aquino Jr. (1932), Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (1947), Fidel Ramos (1928), and Isabel Preysler (1951).

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Among companions born in Philippines, Imelda Marcos ranks 1