Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1947 - Today

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ( kə-REEM ab-DOOL jə-BAR; born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. ( al-SIN-dər); April 16, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has received more than 29,554,651 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the 3rd most popular basketball player (down from 2nd in 2019), the 397th most popular biography from United States (down from 306th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Basketball Player.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is most famous for being a professional basketball player and the all-time leading scorer in the National Basketball Association.

Memorability Metrics

  • 30M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.11

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 78

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.16

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Kareem Abdul-Jabbars by language

Over the past year Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has had the most page views in the with 3,952,664 views, followed by Spanish (266,783), and French (201,741). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Wu Chinese (128.42%), Simple English (127.15%), and Swahili (111.32%)


Among basketball players, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks 3 out of 1,757Before him are Michael Jordan, and Shaquille O'Neal. After him are Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, Dražen Petrović, and Larry Bird.

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Among people born in 1947, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks 23Before him are James Hunt, Shirin Ebadi, Mario Draghi, Paul Auster, Takeshi Kitano, and Megawati Sukarnoputri. After him are Paco de Lucía, Michael Porter, O. J. Simpson, France Gall, Iggy Pop, and Carlos Santana.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks 397 out of 20,380Before him are Brian De Palma (1940), Anthony Kiedis (1962), Martin Sheen (1940), Jimmy Wales (1966), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), and Joseph Henry (1797). After him are Barbara McClintock (1902), Dean Martin (1917), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), Sarah Palin (1964), James Hong (1929), and Man Ray (1890).


Among basketball players born in United States, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks 3Before him are Michael Jordan (1963), and Shaquille O'Neal (1972). After him are Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Kobe Bryant (1978), Dennis Rodman (1961), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), Larry Bird (1956), and LeBron James (1984).