Muhammad Ali

1942 - 2016

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Muhammad Ali (; born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer and activist. Nicknamed "the Greatest", he is regarded as one of the most significant sports figures of the 20th century and is often regarded as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. He held the Ring magazine heavyweight title from 1964 to 1970. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad Ali has received more than 65,055,557 page views. His biography is available in 135 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 134 in 2019). Muhammad Ali is the most popular boxer, the 4th most popular biography from United States (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular American Boxer.

Muhammad Ali is most famous for being a professional boxer. He was the first three-time lineal heavyweight champion of the world and was also the first person to win a world heavyweight title on three separate occasions.

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  • 135

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  • 20.43

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  • 2.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among boxers, Muhammad Ali ranks 1 out of 496After him are Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Max Schmeling, Jake LaMotta, Sonny Liston, and Carlos Monzón.

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Among people born in 1942, Muhammad Ali ranks 1After him are Paul McCartney, Martin Scorsese, Muammar Gaddafi, Joe Biden, Stephen Hawking, Aretha Franklin, Amitabh Bachchan, Eusébio, Hu Jintao, Harrison Ford, and Jimi Hendrix. Among people deceased in 2016, Muhammad Ali ranks 1After him are Fidel Castro, Johan Cruyff, Shimon Peres, Umberto Eco, Bud Spencer, David Bowie, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Leonard Cohen, and Zaha Hadid.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Muhammad Ali ranks 4 out of 20,380Before him are Donald Trump (1946), Thomas Jefferson (1743), and Thomas Edison (1847). After him are Jimmy Carter (1924), Michael Jackson (1958), Richard Nixon (1913), Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Steve Jobs (1955), Andrew Jackson (1767), and Marilyn Monroe (1926).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Muhammad Ali ranks 1After him are Rocky Marciano (1923), Joe Frazier (1944), Mike Tyson (1966), George Foreman (1949), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Joe Louis (1914), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Jake LaMotta (1922), Sonny Liston (1932), Evander Holyfield (1962), and Jack Dempsey (1895).