Malcom McLean

1913 - 2001

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Malcolm Purcell McLean (November 14, 1913 – May 25, 2001; later known as Malcom McLean) was an American businessman. He was a transport entrepreneur who invented the modern intermodal shipping container, which revolutionized transport and international trade in the second half of the twentieth century. Containerization led to a significant reduction in the cost of freight transportation by eliminating the need for repeated handling of individual pieces of cargo, and also improved reliability, reduced cargo theft, and cut inventory costs by shortening transit time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Malcom McLean has received more than 585,336 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Malcom McLean is the 322nd most popular businessperson (up from 347th in 2019), the 4,001st most popular biography from United States (up from 5,318th in 2019) and the 100th most popular Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Malcom McLean ranks 322 out of 601Before him are Vicente Calderón, Roy E. Disney, Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Maurizio Arrivabene, Armand Hammer, and Robert Nobel. After him are Horacio Pagani, Pierre Veyron, Vladimir Lisin, Amadeo Giannini, Herbert Hainer, and Norio Ohga.

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Among people born in 1913, Malcom McLean ranks 153Before him are Nicolas Grunitzky, Ad Reinhardt, Fritz Darges, Vicente Calderón, Anthony Quayle, and Johann Niemann. After him are Lewis A. Coser, Sourou-Migan Apithy, Mary Kenneth Keller, Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz, Lilian Jackson Braun, and Gustaaf Deloor. Among people deceased in 2001, Malcom McLean ranks 120Before him are Paul Vanden Boeynants, Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Henri Alekan, Ilie Verdeț, Leila Pahlavi, and Aaliyah. After him are Grigory Chukhray, Helge Ingstad, John C. Lilly, Chuck Schuldiner, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Vasily Mishin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Malcom McLean ranks 4,001 out of 18,182Before him are Maurice Karnaugh (1924), Dolley Madison (1768), Tom Welling (1977), Schuyler Colfax (1823), Jack Lord (1920), and Andrea True (1943). After him are Sammy Hagar (1947), John Lewis (1940), Jeffrey Jones (1946), George David Birkhoff (1884), Berry Gordy (1929), and Benjamin Apthorp Gould (1824).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Malcom McLean ranks 100Before him are Paul Castellano (1915), Bob Iger (1951), Suge Knight (1965), David Koch (1940), Roy E. Disney (1930), and Armand Hammer (1898). After him are Amadeo Giannini (1870), Franklin Clarence Mars (1883), Edwin Drake (1819), John D. Rockefeller III (1906), Charles Koch (1935), and Ray Dalio (1949).