Magic Johnson

1959 - Today

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. Often regarded as the greatest point guard of all time, Johnson spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magic Johnson has received more than 29,145,359 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Magic Johnson is the 6th most popular basketball player, the 897th most popular biography from United States (up from 924th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Basketball Player.

Magic Johnson is most famous for leading the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships and for being a 12-time NBA All-Star.

Memorability Metrics

  • 29M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 69

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Magic Johnsons by language

Over the past year Magic Johnson has had the most page views in the with 3,872,712 views, followed by Spanish (436,966), and Italian (225,128). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (132.74%), Simple English (75.48%), and Ukrainian (46.07%)


Among basketball players, Magic Johnson ranks 6 out of 1,757Before him are Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and Bill Russell. After him are Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, Dražen Petrović, and Larry Bird.

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Among people born in 1959, Magic Johnson ranks 18Before him are Alberto Fernández, Luciano Spalletti, Boris Nemtsov, Hugh Laurie, Maurizio Sarri, and Bryan Adams. After him are Bernd Schuster, Mauricio Macri, Ali Bongo Ondimba, Sean Bean, Ken Watanabe, and János Áder.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Magic Johnson ranks 897 out of 20,380Before him are Courteney Cox (1964), Leon Uris (1924), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), William Hanna (1910), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), and Irving Fisher (1867). After him are Maya Angelou (1928), George A. Romero (1940), James Cromwell (1940), Jimmy Connors (1952), Asaph Hall (1829), and John B. Calhoun (1917).


Among basketball players born in United States, Magic Johnson ranks 6Before him are Michael Jordan (1963), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), and Bill Russell (1934). After him are Kobe Bryant (1978), Dennis Rodman (1961), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), Larry Bird (1956), and LeBron James (1984).