Sam Panopoulos

1934 - 2017

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Sotirios "Sam" Panopoulos (Greek: Σωτήριος Πανόπουλος; 20 August 1934 – 8 June 2017) was a Greek-born Canadian cook and businessman, credited as the inventor of Hawaiian pizza. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Panopoulos has received more than 120,237 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Sam Panopoulos is the 418th most popular businessperson (down from 357th in 2019), the 674th most popular biography from Greece (down from 594th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Greek Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Sam Panopoulos ranks 418 out of 604. Before him are Tim O'Reilly, Laurene Powell Jobs, Christian von Koenigsegg, William McGregor, Dmitry Rybolovlev, and Helen Walton. After him are Andrew Planche, Carl Laemmle Jr., Jerry Yang, Lee Jae-yong, Samuel Cunard, and Richard DeVos.

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Among people born in 1934, Sam Panopoulos ranks 328Before him are Barry Humphries, Nikolai Slichenko, Roger Norrington, Gleb Panfilov, Harald Grønningen, and Tonina Torrielli. After him are Elżbieta Krzesińska, Adolf Muschg, Chuck McCann, Murtaza Rakhimov, Shirley Horn, and Joyce Van Patten. Among people deceased in 2017, Sam Panopoulos ranks 345Before him are Alina Janowska, Danuta Szaflarska, Josef Musil, Vladimir Makanin, Otto Warmbier, and Vladimir Shainsky. After him are Roberto Anzolin, Abdelmajid Dolmy, Heather Menzies, Osvaldo Fattori, Vladimir Levenshtein, and John Kundla.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Sam Panopoulos ranks 674 out of 855. Before him are Dimitrios Rallis (1844), Spyridon Chazapis (1872), Panagiotis Pavlidis (1900), Theofanis Gekas (1980), Thrasyvoulos Zaimis (1822), and Filippos Karvelas (1877). After him are Evangelos Venizelos (1957), Alexandros Othonaios (1879), Mimis Domazos (1942), Dimitrios Drivas (1872), Stratis Myrivilis (1890), and Antonios Pepanos (1866).


Among businesspeople born in Greece, Sam Panopoulos ranks 3Before him are Stavros Niarchos (1909) and George Averoff (1815).