Jesse Livermore

1877 - 1940

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Jesse Lauriston Livermore (July 26, 1877 – November 28, 1940) was an American stock trader. He is considered a pioneer of day trading and was the basis for the main character of Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, a best-selling book by Edwin Lefèvre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jesse Livermore has received more than 734,166 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Jesse Livermore is the 220th most popular businessperson (down from 186th in 2019), the 2,486th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,023rd in 2019) and the 67th most popular American Businessperson.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 56.31

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Jesse Livermore has had the most page views in the with 247,002 views, followed by Chinese (37,358), and Russian (19,334). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Spanish (72.77%), Egyptian Arabic (57.45%), and Arabic (54.83%)


Among businesspeople, Jesse Livermore ranks 220 out of 847Before him are Rinat Akhmetov, David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, Julius Maggi, Ghislaine Maxwell, François-Henri Pinault, and John Jacob Astor. After him are Andrew Grove, Karl Baedeker, Karl Rapp, Steve Fossett, Sheldon Adelson, and Vagit Alekperov.

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Among people born in 1877, Jesse Livermore ranks 55Before him are Isabelle Eberhardt, Herbert Pitman, Garrett Morgan, Edmond Locard, Vladimir Minorsky, and Wilhelm Adam. After him are Chaim Rumkowski, Édouard Herzen, Max Factor, Oscar Milosz, Frank Marshall, and Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. Among people deceased in 1940, Jesse Livermore ranks 59Before him are Arthur Zimmermann, Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Jan Kubelík, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, Wilhelm Dörpfeld, and Édouard Branly. After him are Nedo Nadi, Lewis Hine, Marie Krøyer, Willi Münzenberg, Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, and Phan Bội Châu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jesse Livermore ranks 2,486 out of 20,380Before him are Frank Grillo (1965), Terry Funk (1944), Paul Bowles (1910), David Lane (1938), Jeff Daniels (1955), and Aaron Eckhart (1968). After him are George Antheil (1900), Julia Ann (1969), John Mearsheimer (1947), Nan Goldin (1953), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), and Harry Dexter White (1892).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Jesse Livermore ranks 67Before him are Larry Silverstein (1931), William C. Durant (1861), Roger Ailes (1940), Henry J. Heinz (1844), George Gallup (1901), and Larry Fink (1952). After him are Steve Fossett (1944), Sheldon Adelson (1933), John Sculley (1939), John C. Bogle (1929), Mike Markkula (1942), and Bill Hewlett (1913).