James Randi

1928 - Today

James Randi

James Randi (born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge; August 7, 1928) is a Canadian-American retired stage illusionist and a scientific skeptic who has extensively challenged paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. Randi is the co-founder of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), originally known as the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP). He is also the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Randi has received more than 2,823,027 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular magician.

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  • 2.8M

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  • 57.88

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among magicians, James Randi ranks 5 out of 10Before him are Harry Houdini, David Copperfield, Uri Geller, and Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin. After him are David Blaine, Criss Angel, Ricky Jay, Dynamo, and Derren Brown.

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Among people born in 1928, James Randi ranks 89Before him are Frank Borman, Seymour Papert, Arman, Jean Vanier, Sara Montiel, and Marco Ferreri. After him are Sol LeWitt, Edward Albee, Pierre Mauroy, Federico Bahamontes, Takeshi Inoue, and Eugene Merle Shoemaker.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, James Randi ranks 59 out of 840Before him are Glenn Ford (1916), Avril Lavigne (1984), Conrad Bain (1923), Sidney Altman (1939), William Vickrey (1914), and Jean Vanier (1928). After him are Ryan Gosling (1980), Mack Sennett (1880), Donald O. Hebb (1904), David H. Hubel (1926), Steven Pinker (1954), and Rachel McAdams (1978).

Among MAGICIANS In Canada

Among magicians born in Canada, James Randi ranks 1

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