Marvin Heemeyer

1951 - 2004

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Marvin John Heemeyer (October 28, 1951 – June 4, 2004) was an American automobile muffler repair shop owner who demolished numerous buildings with a modified bulldozer in Granby, Colorado in 2004. Heemeyer had various grudges against Granby town officials, neighbors of his muffler shop, the local press, and various other citizens of Granby. Over about eighteen months, Heemeyer secretly armored a Komatsu D355A bulldozer with layers of steel and concrete. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marvin Heemeyer has received more than 8,760,290 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Marvin Heemeyer is the 518th most popular businessperson (down from 517th in 2019), the 6,976th most popular biography from United States (up from 7,937th in 2019) and the 167th most popular American Businessperson.

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  • 8.8M

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  • 47.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.45

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Marvin Heemeyer has had the most page views in the with 1,919,104 views, followed by Russian (118,816), and Polish (50,984). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Turkish (1,093.53%), Hungarian (386.51%), and Czech (275.76%)


Among businesspeople, Marvin Heemeyer ranks 518 out of 847Before him are Robert Trump, Sam Altman, Alexei Mordashov, Gilbert Kaplan, Irene Rosenfeld, and Christopher O'Neill. After him are Lee Jae-yong, William Henry Vanderbilt, Manolo el del bombo, Sheryl Sandberg, Isabella Beeton, and Leo Burnett.

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Among people born in 1951, Marvin Heemeyer ranks 353Before him are Guy Lafleur, Kim Manners, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, Miguel Sandoval, Phil Neal, and Gary Rossington. After him are Don Quarrie, Marsha Ivins, Andranik Eskandarian, Hans-Jürgen Dörner, Donato Bilancia, and Andris Bērziņš. Among people deceased in 2004, Marvin Heemeyer ranks 227Before him are Laurance Rockefeller, Richard Dembo, András Toma, Shirley Strickland, Michel Colombier, and Neil Campbell. After him are David Reimer, Daniel J. Boorstin, Anna Lee, Volodymyr Kaplychnyi, André Hazes, and Tom Turesson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Marvin Heemeyer ranks 6,976 out of 20,380Before him are Dina Merrill (1923), Pauline Pfeiffer (1895), Gregg Rolie (1947), Connie Sawyer (1912), Tom Hayden (1939), and Lewis Stone (1879). After him are Gary Wright (1943), Edgar Bergen (1903), Marsha Ivins (1951), Thomas Hampson (1955), Kenny Johnson (1963), and Peter Friedman (1949).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Marvin Heemeyer ranks 167Before him are Gregory Olsen (1945), Irving Kristol (1920), Robert Trump (1948), Sam Altman (1985), Gilbert Kaplan (1941), and Irene Rosenfeld (1953). After him are William Henry Vanderbilt (1821), Sheryl Sandberg (1969), Leo Burnett (1891), Guy Kawasaki (1954), Steve Forbes (1947), and Jamie Dimon (1956).