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 10 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 2,258,808 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Napoleon Hill is the 344th most popular writer (down from 335th in 2019), the 316th most popular biography from United States (down from 283rd in 2019) and the 34th 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 344 out of 5,794Before him are Arthur Schnitzler, James Fenimore Cooper, Claude Simon, Jo Nesbø, Raymond Chandler, and Graham Greene. After him are Margaret Atwood, Henry James, Kenzaburō Ōe, Théophile Gautier, Sholem Aleichem, and Paul Celan.

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Among people born in 1883, Napoleon Hill ranks 13Before him are Joseph Schumpeter, Khalil Gibran, Anton Webern, Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, and Lev Kamenev. After him are Morihei Ueshiba, José Ortega y Gasset, Victor Francis Hess, Grigory Zinoviev, Clement Attlee, and Pierre Laval. Among people deceased in 1970, Napoleon Hill ranks 17Before him are Max Born, Hjalmar Schacht, Alexander Kerensky, Mark Rothko, François Mauriac, and Shmuel Yosef Agnon. After him are Édouard Daladier, Paul Celan, C. V. Raman, Rudolf Carnap, Semyon Timoshenko, and Otto Heinrich Warburg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Napoleon Hill ranks 316 out of 15,968Before him are Nick Nolte (1941), William Howard Taft (1857), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Kevin Costner (1955), Brian Wilson (1942), and Raymond Chandler (1888). After him are Herman Hollerith (1860), James Madison (1751), Henry James (1843), Anton LaVey (1930), Edwin McMillan (1907), and Ben Affleck (1972).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Napoleon Hill ranks 34Before him are Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), Truman Capote (1924), Margaret Mitchell (1900), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), and Raymond Chandler (1888). After him are Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), Paul Auster (1947), Richard Bach (1936), Philip Roth (1933), and Alvin Toffler (1928).