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Napoleon Hill

1883 - 1970

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Oliver Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the best-selling self-help books of all time. Hill's works insisted that fervid expectations are essential to improving one's life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Napoleon Hill has received more than 2,783,630 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Napoleon Hill is the 338th most popular writer (up from 344th in 2019), the 313th most popular biography from United States (up from 316th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Writer.

Napoleon Hill is most famous for his book, Think and Grow Rich. The book is a self-help book that teaches people how to become wealthy by applying the principles of success.

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Among writers, Napoleon Hill ranks 338 out of 5,755Before him are Michael Ende, Pierre Beaumarchais, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Louise Glück, Gerhart Hauptmann, and Gao Xingjian. After him are Philip Roth, Czesław Miłosz, Sayyid Qutb, Appian, Friedrich Schlegel, and O. Henry.

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Among people born in 1883, Napoleon Hill ranks 16Before him are Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, Lev Kamenev, José Ortega y Gasset, Clement Attlee, and Grigory Zinoviev. After him are Morihei Ueshiba, Otto Heinrich Warburg, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Mohammed Nadir Shah, Semyon Budyonny, and Theo van Doesburg. Among people deceased in 1970, Napoleon Hill ranks 21Before him are Alexander Kerensky, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Mark Rothko, Paul Celan, François Mauriac, and Semyon Timoshenko. After him are Otto Heinrich Warburg, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Rudolf Carnap, C. V. Raman, Jochen Rindt, and Eric Berne.

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Among people born in United States, Napoleon Hill ranks 313 out of 18,182Before him are Arthur Miller (1915), Warren G. Harding (1865), Jean Seberg (1938), Louise Glück (1943), Emily Greene Balch (1867), and Susan Sarandon (1946). After him are John Stith Pemberton (1831), Philip Roth (1933), Buffalo Bill (1846), George S. Patton (1885), William Henry Harrison (1773), and Jerry Brown (1938).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Napoleon Hill ranks 33Before him are Mario Puzo (1920), Raymond Chandler (1888), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), Arthur Miller (1915), and Louise Glück (1943). After him are Philip Roth (1933), O. Henry (1862), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Truman Capote (1924), Susan Sontag (1933), and Henry James (1843).