J. Bruce Ismay

1862 - 1937

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Joseph Bruce Ismay (; 12 December 1862 – 17 October 1937) was an English businessman who served as chairman and managing director of the White Star Line. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. Bruce Ismay has received more than 3,077,809 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). J. Bruce Ismay is the 71st most popular businessperson (down from 68th in 2019), the 493rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 534th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Businessperson.

J. Bruce Ismay was the chairman of the White Star Line and the president of the International Mercantile Marine Company. He was most famous for being on board the Titanic when it sunk in 1912.

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Among businesspeople, J. Bruce Ismay ranks 71 out of 847Before him are Helena Rubinstein, Kiichiro Toyoda, Sung Jae-gi, Lee Byung-chul, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Bernie Ecclestone. After him are Richard Branson, Stan Kroenke, Stanley Rous, Jack Ma, Robert McNamara, and Kris Jenner.

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Among people born in 1862, J. Bruce Ismay ranks 20Before him are William Henry Bragg, Pyotr Stolypin, Joseph Merrick, Helene Schjerfbeck, Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and Henri Pirenne. After him are Emilio Salgari, Nikolai Yudenich, Louis Barthou, Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Victor, Prince Napoléon, and Daniel Swarovski. Among people deceased in 1937, J. Bruce Ismay ranks 20Before him are George Gershwin, Gustaf Dalén, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Gerda Taro, J. M. Barrie, and Austen Chamberlain. After him are Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Gaston Doumergue, Jean Harlow, Rudolf Otto, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, and Karol Szymanowski.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. Bruce Ismay ranks 493 out of 8,785Before him are John Cleese (1939), Martin Amis (1949), George Everest (1790), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), James Callaghan (1912), and Thomas Carlyle (1795). After him are Henry Hudson (1570), Trevor Howard (1913), James I of Scotland (1394), Richard Branson (1950), James IV of Scotland (1473), and John Couch Adams (1819).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, J. Bruce Ismay ranks 5Before him are Cecil Rhodes (1853), Andrew Carnegie (1835), Thomas Cook (1808), and Bernie Ecclestone (1930). After him are Richard Branson (1950), Stanley Rous (1895), Brian Epstein (1934), John McAfee (1945), Thomas Lipton (1848), Ron Dennis (1947), and Frank Williams (1942).