Steve Fossett

1944 - 2007

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James Stephen Fossett (April 22, 1944 – September 3, 2007) was an American businessman and a record-setting aviator, sailor, and adventurer. He was the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon and in a fixed-wing aircraft. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steve Fossett has received more than 967,948 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Steve Fossett is the 183rd most popular businessperson (up from 188th in 2019), the 2,273rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,438th in 2019) and the 64th most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Steve Fossett ranks 183 out of 604. Before him are John Jacob Astor, George Gallup, Peter Sauber, Joe Weider, King C. Gillette, and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller. After him are Josep Lluís Núñez, Andrew Grove, Lakshmi Mittal, Aurelio Peccei, Malcolm Glazer, and Vincenzo Lancia.

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Among people born in 1944, Steve Fossett ranks 144Before him are Chico Mendes, Michel Polnareff, Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Peter Mayhew, Marie-Christine Barrault, and Angela Winkler. After him are Tsuyoshi Kunieda, Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Agnes Baltsa, Stockard Channing, Sirhan Sirhan, and Salvador Sánchez Cerén. Among people deceased in 2007, Steve Fossett ranks 90Before him are Kisho Kurokawa, Michael Jackson, Paul Cohen, Ian Stevenson, Delbert Mann, and Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven. After him are Nobuo Matsunaga, Luigi Comencini, Denny Doherty, Lee Hazlewood, Vilma Espín, and Gianfranco Ferré.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Steve Fossett ranks 2,273 out of 15,968. Before him are Joan Allen (1956), Leslie White (1900), George Lakoff (1941), Ken Mattingly (1936), George Segal (1934), and Stephen Foster (1826). After him are Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), William Bates (1860), Harold Bloom (1930), Patricia Arquette (1968), Ernie Hudson (1945), and Frank Knight (1885).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Steve Fossett ranks 64Before him are Larry Silverstein (1931), David Packard (1912), Henry J. Heinz (1844), Chris Gardner (1954), George Gallup (1901), and King C. Gillette (1855). After him are Malcolm Glazer (1928), Rex Tillerson (1952), Hetty Green (1834), Mike Markkula (1942), Bill Hewlett (1913), and Edsel Ford (1893).