John DeLorean

1925 - 2005

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John Zachary DeLorean (January 6, 1925 – March 19, 2005) was an American engineer, inventor, and executive in the U.S. automobile industry, widely known for his work at General Motors and as founder of the DeLorean Motor Company.DeLorean managed the 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 left to start the DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) in 1973. Production delays meant that DMC's first car did not reach the consumer market until 1981, when 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 4,558,467 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). John DeLorean is the 161st most popular businessperson (up from 240th in 2019), the 1,961st most popular biography from United States (up from 3,610th in 2019) and the 57th most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, John DeLorean ranks 161 out of 604Before him are Ron Dennis, Rebiya Kadeer, Roger Ailes, Sheldon Adelson, Jack Daniel, and Fusajiro Yamauchi. After him are Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, Carl Laemmle, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Maurice de Hirsch, Larry Silverstein, and Axel Springer.

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Among people born in 1925, John DeLorean ranks 104Before him are Dettmar Cramer, Robert Hardy, Luciano Leggio, Moshe Arens, Rubem Fonseca, and Paul Greengard. After him are Hugo Koblet, Brian Aldiss, Jenő Buzánszky, Jean d'Ormesson, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and Alexander Shulgin. Among people deceased in 2005, John DeLorean ranks 69Before him are Ba Jin, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Charly Gaul, Victoria de los Ángeles, Maurice Trintignant, and Augusto Roa Bastos. After him are Yao Wenyuan, Narriman Sadek, Richard Pryor, Dana Elcar, Zhang Chunqiao, and George Mikan.

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Among people born in United States, John DeLorean ranks 1,961 out of 15,968Before him are Spiro Agnew (1918), Rami Malek (1981), Thomas Eakins (1844), Pat Metheny (1954), Karl Barry Sharpless (1941), and James Bond (1900). After him are Richie Sambora (1959), William Daniel Phillips (1948), Susan Sullivan (1942), Coleman Hawkins (1904), Josiah Warren (1798), and Kathleen Turner (1954).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, John DeLorean ranks 57Before him are Martha Stewart (1941), Asa Griggs Candler (1851), Thomas J. Watson (1874), Roger Ailes (1940), Sheldon Adelson (1933), and Jack Daniel (1850). After him are Larry Silverstein (1931), David Packard (1912), Henry J. Heinz (1844), Chris Gardner (1954), George Gallup (1901), and King C. Gillette (1855).