Paul Graham

1964 - Today

Paul Graham

Paul Graham (; born 13 November 1964) is an English-born American computer scientist, essayist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author. He is best known for his work on the programming language Lisp, his former startup Viaweb (later renamed Yahoo! Store), cofounding the influential startup accelerator and seed capital firm Y Combinator, his blog, and Hacker News. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Graham has received more than 29,955 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 156th most popular computer scientist.

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  • 30k

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  • 37.98

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among computer scientists, Paul Graham ranks 155 out of 187Before him are Ed Boon, Ian Murdock, Andy Hertzfeld, Peter Shor, Ralph Merkle, and Adele Goldberg. After him are Erich Gamma, E. Allen Emerson, Vitalik Buterin, Bram Cohen, Brewster Kahle, and Bruce Perens.

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Among people born in 1964, Paul Graham ranks 376Before him are Stefano Palmieri, Phil Hellmuth, Miguel Alcubierre, Frode Grodås, Mauro Gianetti, and Yukio Edano. After him are Molly Shannon, Paolo Virzì, Enrico Bertaggia, Janeane Garofalo, Óscar Ramírez, and Susan Rice.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Paul Graham ranks 3,920 out of 5,347Before him are Martin Whitmarsh (1958), Aaron Lennon (1987), Kathy Kirby (1938), Ian Charleson (1949), John Oxley (1785), and Howard Kendall (1946). After him are Phil Collen (1957), Simon Sebag Montefiore (1965), Oliver Knussen (1952), Andrea Riseborough (1981), Dan Abnett (1965), and Jack Huston (1982).


Among computer scientists born in United Kingdom, Paul Graham ranks 14Before him are Gary McKinnon (1966), Stephen Wolfram (1959), Richard Garriott (1961), Karen Spärck Jones (1935), Martin Fowler (1963), and Alan Cox (1968).

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