John Templeton

1912 - 2008

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Sir John Marks Templeton (29 November 1912 – 8 July 2008) was an American-born British investor, banker, fund manager, and philanthropist. In 1954, he entered the mutual fund market and created the Templeton Growth Fund, which averaged growth over 15% per year for 38 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Templeton has received more than 410,789 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). John Templeton is the 390th most popular businessperson (down from 297th in 2019), the 6,045th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,067th in 2019) and the 137th most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, John Templeton ranks 390 out of 604. Before him are Anita Roddick, Reed Hastings, Piero Dusio, John Munro Longyear, George Peabody, and Harvey S. Firestone. After him are Gigi Becali, Jorma Ollila, Eli Lilly, Arkady Rotenberg, Eike Batista, and Thierry Breton.

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Among people born in 1912, John Templeton ranks 242Before him are Julián Berrendero, Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Alfred Aston, Hideo Itokawa, Ben Hogan, and Émile Allais. After him are Pál Kovács, Conlon Nancarrow, Gordon Parks, Segundo Durandal, Santiago Lovell, and Ollie Johnston. Among people deceased in 2008, John Templeton ranks 206Before him are Levy Mwanawasa, Raúl Reyes, Choi Jin-sil, Ignazio Fabra, Hidetaka Nishiyama, and Johnny Griffin. After him are John List, Peter Poreku Dery, Béatrix Beck, Natalia Bessmertnova, Nikolai Baibakov, and Norman Smith.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Templeton ranks 6,045 out of 15,968. Before him are James Stafford (1932), John Pope (1822), Armie Hammer (1986), Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876), Arsenio Hall (1956), and Harvey S. Firestone (1868). After him are Dan Graham (1942), Jon Brion (1963), Pat Torpey (1953), Steve Swallow (1940), Robert Sapolsky (1957), and Henry Augustus Rowland (1848).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, John Templeton ranks 137Before him are Gilbert Kaplan (1941), Bob Lazar (1959), Reed Hastings (1960), John Munro Longyear (1850), George Peabody (1795), and Harvey S. Firestone (1868). After him are Eli Lilly (1838), Mark Cuban (1958), Henry Clay Frick (1849), Lawrence Roberts (1937), Jared Kushner (1981), and Laurene Powell Jobs (1963).