John DeLorean

1925 - 2005

John DeLorean

John Zachary DeLorean (January 6, 1925 – March 19, 2005) was an American engineer, inventor, and executive in the U.S. automobile industry, most widely known for his work at General Motors and as founder of the DeLorean Motor Company.DeLorean managed development of a number of vehicles throughout his career, including the Pontiac GTO muscle car, the Pontiac Firebird, Pontiac Grand Prix, Chevrolet Cosworth Vega, and the DMC DeLorean sports car, which was featured in the 1985 film Back to the Future. He was the youngest division head in General Motors history, then broke away to start the DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) in 1973. However, production delays meant that DMC's first car did not reach the consumer market until 1981, where a depressed buying market was compounded by lukewarm reviews from critics and the public. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John DeLorean has received more than 3,073,020 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 236th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, John DeLorean ranks 240 out of 481Before him are Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Lee Shau-kee, Mukesh Ambani, Louis Réard, Vagit Alekperov, and Ebenezer Cobb Morley. After him are John McAfee, David Geffen, Martin Winterkorn, Gustav Wiederkehr, Bob Iger, and Douglas Tompkins.

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Among people born in 1925, John DeLorean ranks 193Before him are Zhores Medvedev, Marco Cé, Henning Larsen, Claude Pinoteau, John Neville, and Julian Beck. After him are Giovanni Coppa, Carlo Rambaldi, Czesław Kiszczak, Veikko Hakulinen, Mohammed Mzali, and Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo. Among people deceased in 2005, John DeLorean ranks 126Before him are Ferruccio Valcareggi, Donald Watson, Wee Kim Wee, Dorothy Stang, Dan O'Herlihy, and Romano Scarpa. After him are Marc Lawrence, Svatopluk Pluskal, Frank Gorshin, Sunil Dutt, Eddie Guerrero, and Eddie Albert.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John DeLorean ranks 3,613 out of 12,171Before him are Mira Sorvino (1967), Walter Tewksbury (1876), Gregory Jarvis (1944), Alexandra Daddario (1986), Harry Hillman (1881), and Dee Snider (1955). After him are Margaret Sullavan (1909), Selma Blair (1972), Fanny Crosby (1820), Michael Gazzaniga (1939), Joanna Cassidy (1945), and David Paich (1954).

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Among businesspeople born in United States, John DeLorean ranks 75Before him are William C. Durant (1861), Henry Ford II (1917), Edwin Drake (1819), Charlie Munger (1924), Edsel Ford (1893), and Arnold Rothstein (null). After him are David Geffen (1943), Bob Iger (1951), Armand Hammer (1898), Melinda Gates (1964), Roy E. Disney (1930), and David Stern (1942).

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