Martin Cooper

1928 - Today

Martin Cooper

Martin "Marty" Cooper (born December 26, 1928) is an American engineer. He is a pioneer in the wireless communications industry, especially in radio spectrum management, with eleven patents in the field.While at Motorola in the 1970s, Cooper invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone (distinct from the car phone) in 1973 and led the team that developed it and brought it to market in 1983. He is considered the "father of the (handheld) cell phone" and is also cited as the first person in history to make a handheld cellular phone call in public.Cooper is co-founder of numerous communications companies with his wife and business partner Arlene Harris; He is co-founder and current Chairman of Dyna LLC, in Del Mar, California. Cooper also sits on committees supporting the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Cooper has received more than 54,526 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 39th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Martin Cooper ranks 39 out of 481Before him are J. P. Morgan, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Robert Bosch, Henri Nestlé, Soichiro Honda, and Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach. After him are Richard Branson, Joan Gamper, Robert Kiyosaki, Sergei Diaghilev, Steve Ballmer, and Otto Frank.

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Among people born in 1928, Martin Cooper ranks 25Before him are Didi, Yves Klein, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Kim Yong-nam, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Alvin Toffler. After him are Jean-Marie Le Pen, Roger Vadim, Shirley Temple, James Coburn, George Peppard, and Li Peng.

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Among people born in United States, Martin Cooper ranks 392 out of 12,171Before him are Jack Lemmon (1925), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), William McKinley (1843), Tennessee Williams (1911), Harold Lloyd (1893), and Lawrence Kohlberg (1927). After him are Jim Mattis (1950), William G. Morgan (1870), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Oliver Stone (1946), and Benjamin Harrison (1833).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Martin Cooper ranks 14Before him are Colonel Sanders (1890), J. Paul Getty (1892), Ray Kroc (1902), Tim Cook (1960), Hugh Hefner (1926), and J. P. Morgan (1837). After him are Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Steve Ballmer (1956), Jeff Bezos (1964), Robert Kardashian (1944), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), and Margaret Hamilton (1936).

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