Leonard Chess

1917 - 1969

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Lejzor Szmuel Czyż (March 12, 1917 – October 16, 1969), best known as Leonard Chess, was a Polish-born American record company executive and the co-founder of Chess Records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonard Chess has received more than 948,829 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Leonard Chess is the 488th most popular businessperson (down from 350th in 2019), the 138th most popular biography from Belarus and the 2nd most popular Belarusian Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Leonard Chess ranks 488 out of 604. Before her are Ginni Rometty, Susan Kare, Benito Archundia, Niklas Zennström, Sean Parker, and Marissa Mayer. After her are Trip Hawkins, David Filo, Güler Sabancı, Philippe Kahn, Meg Whitman, and Paul Stoddart.

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Among people born in 1917, Leonard Chess ranks 246Before her are Valerie Hobson, Merle Travis, Lou Harrison, Oswald Karch, Jerry Wexler, and Francis Parker Yockey. After her are David Hampshire, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jack Lynch, Denis Healey, Walter Munk, and Steve Cochran. Among people deceased in 1969, Leonard Chess ranks 177Before her are Oswald Holmberg, Barbara Bates, Natalie Talmadge, Walter Hagen, Pauline Bush, and Erkki Kataja. After her are André Gaboriaud, Paul Hawkins, Commodore Cochran, Fred Hampton, Tom Mboya, and Josh White.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Leonard Chess ranks 138 out of 274. Before her are Gennady Novitsky (1949), Vladimir Samsonov (1976), Andrei Sannikov (1954), Nikolai Gorbachev (1948), Victoria Azarenka (1989), and Aleksandr Dedyushko (1962). After her are Darya Domracheva (1986), Mikola Statkevich (1956), Vitaly Scherbo (1972), Max Mirnyi (1977), Viktor Kupreichik (1949), and Sergey Gotsmanov (1959).


Among businesspeople born in Belarus, Leonard Chess ranks 2Before her are David Sarnoff (1891). After her are Gary Vaynerchuk (1975).