Marc Rich

1934 - 2013

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Marc Rich (born Marcell David Reich; December 18, 1934 – June 26, 2013) was an international commodities trader, hedge fund manager, financier, businessman, and alleged financial criminal. He founded the commodities company Glencore, and was later indicted in the United States on federal charges of tax evasion, wire fraud, racketeering, and making oil deals with Iran during the Iran hostage crisis. He fled to Switzerland at the time of the indictment and never returned to the United States. He received a widely criticized presidential pardon from U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marc Rich has received more than 1,744,564 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Marc Rich is the 241st most popular businessperson (up from 328th in 2019), the 288th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 460th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Marc Rich ranks 241 out of 601Before him are John C. Bogle, Kirk Kerkorian, Friedrich Bayer, John Jacob Astor, Beate Uhse-Rotermund, and Ludvig Nobel. After him are Charles Pathé, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, Hans Riegel, Jorge Paulo Lemann, Frits Philips, and Sergei Shchukin.

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Among people born in 1934, Marc Rich ranks 143Before him are Jacques Loussier, Linda Cristal, Jean Ziegler, Freddie King, Omar Karami, and Yoshio Furukawa. After him are Alisa Freindlich, Kira Muratova, George Segal, Viktor Gorbatko, Audre Lorde, and Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan. Among people deceased in 2013, Marc Rich ranks 131Before him are Bebo Valdés, Mitja Ribičič, Colin Davis, Marie-Claire Alain, Shakuntala Devi, and Georges Lautner. After him are Margherita Hack, Édouard Molinaro, Clive Burr, Álvaro Mutis, Karen Black, and Luis Cubilla.

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Among people born in Belgium, Marc Rich ranks 288 out of 1,019Before him are Jean Rey (1902), Cornelis Floris de Vriendt (1514), William of St-Thierry (1085), Joanna, Duchess of Brabant (1322), Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569), and Thierry Boutsen (1957). After him are Jan Provoost (1465), Sebastiaen Vrancx (1573), Leo Joseph Suenens (1904), Henry of Ghent (1217), Denis Calvaert (1540), and Prince Baudouin of Belgium (1869).


Among businesspeople born in Belgium, Marc Rich ranks 3Before him are Theodor de Bry (1528) and John Langenus (1891).