Paul Wolfowitz

1943 - Today

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Paul Dundes Wolfowitz (born December 22, 1943) is an American political scientist and diplomat who served as the 10th President of the World Bank, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, and former dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS. He is currently a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.He was an early advocate of the Iraq War and has widely been described as an architect of the war. He testified before the House Appropriations Committee in March 2003: "There is a lot of money to pay for this that doesn't have to be US taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people. We are talking about a country that can really finance its own reconstruction and relatively soon." In the aftermath of the insurgency and civil war that followed the invasion, Wolfowitz denied influencing policy on Iraq and disclaimed responsibility. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Wolfowitz has received more than 1,091,523 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Paul Wolfowitz is the 6,034th most popular politician (up from 6,093rd in 2019), the 2,106th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,979th in 2019) and the 129th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Paul Wolfowitz ranks 6,034 out of 15,710Before him are Publius Mucius Scaevola, Lais of Corinth, Sitamun, Prince Rahotep, Emperor Montoku, and Sergio Pininfarina. After him are Henry McMahon, Antipope Benedict X, Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster, Puabi, Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, and Takahashi Korekiyo.

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Among people born in 1943, Paul Wolfowitz ranks 121Before him are Edie Sedgwick, Barış Manço, Jacques Dutronc, Tobe Hooper, Barry Manilow, and R. L. Stine. After him are Jean-Claude Killy, Richard Smalley, Barbara Bouchet, Mario J. Molina, Leonardo Sandri, and Michael Spence.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Wolfowitz ranks 2,106 out of 15,968Before him are Jelly Roll Morton (1890), Louise Brooks (1906), Gigi Hadid (1995), Charles Barkley (1963), Duke Kahanamoku (1890), and Gabriel Macht (1972). After him are Ivy Lee (1877), Joseph L. Goldstein (1940), Othniel Charles Marsh (1831), Michael Bolton (1953), Jim Caviezel (1968), and Mervyn LeRoy (1900).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Paul Wolfowitz ranks 129Before him are Robert Todd Lincoln (1843), Janet Yellen (1946), Henry L. Stimson (1867), Hubert Humphrey (1911), Curtis LeMay (1906), and Kamehameha II (1797). After him are Ron Paul (1935), Prescott Bush (1895), Alben W. Barkley (1877), Jack Kemp (1935), Edith Head (1897), and Leland Stanford (1824).