Sepp Blatter

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Joseph Sepp Blatter (born Josef Blatter; 10 March 1936) is a Swiss former football administrator who served as the eighth President of FIFA from 1998 to 2015. He has been banned from participating in FIFA activities since 2015 as a result of the FIFA corruption case made public that year, and will remain banned until 2027. From a background in business, public relations, and sports administration, Blatter became general secretary of FIFA in 1981 and was then elected president at the 51st FIFA Congress on 8 June 1998, succeeding João Havelange, who had headed the organization since 1974.[1][2] Blatter was re-elected in 2002, 2007, 2011, and 2015. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sepp Blatter has received more than 3,635,282 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Sepp Blatter is the 7th most popular businessperson (up from 10th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Swiss Businessperson.

Sepp Blatter is most famous for being the president of FIFA, the international governing body of soccer.

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Among businesspeople, Sepp Blatter ranks 7 out of 847Before him are Cecil Rhodes, Howard Hughes, Bill Gates, Pierre de Coubertin, Oskar Schindler, and Ferruccio Lamborghini. After him are Larry Ellison, John D. Rockefeller, Jeff Bezos, Vince McMahon, Warren Buffett, and Ingvar Kamprad.

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Among people born in 1936, Sepp Blatter ranks 4Before him are Pope Francis, Silvio Berlusconi, and Václav Havel. After him are Alan Alda, Yves Saint Laurent, Barry Barish, Mario Vargas Llosa, Robert Redford, Ken Loach, Mikhail Tal, and Amancio Ortega.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Sepp Blatter ranks 10 out of 1,015Before him are Paracelsus (1493), Henry Dunant (1828), Carl Jung (1875), Jean Piaget (1896), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746). After him are Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Paul Klee (1879), Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), Charles Albert Gobat (1843), and Johanna Spyri (1827).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In Switzerland

Among businesspeople born in Switzerland, Sepp Blatter ranks 1After him are Joan Gamper (1877), Aga Khan IV (1936), Gianni Infantino (1970), Louis Chevrolet (1878), César Ritz (1850), Peter Sauber (1943), Julius Maggi (1846), Meyer Guggenheim (1828), Umberto Agnelli (1934), Daniel Peter (1836), and Paul Sacher (1906).