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Thaksin Shinawatra

1949 - Today

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Thaksin Shinawatra (born 26 July 1949) is a Thai businessman and politician. He served in the Thai Police from 1973 to 1987, and was the Prime Minister of Thailand from 2001 to 2006. Thaksin founded the mobile phone operator Advanced Info Service and the IT and telecommunications conglomerate Shin Corporation in 1987, ultimately making him one of the richest people in Thailand. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thaksin Shinawatra has received more than 1,921,698 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Thaksin Shinawatra is the 2,164th most popular politician (up from 2,890th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Thailand (up from 7th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Thai Politician.

Thaksin Shinawatra is most famous for being the Prime Minister of Thailand from 2001-2006. He was overthrown in a military coup and has been living in exile since 2008.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Thaksin Shinawatra ranks 2,164 out of 19,576Before him are Karl Radek, Mikhail Suslov, Solomon, King of Hungary, Sporus, Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, and Cyril Ramaphosa. After him are Teia, Gianni Agnelli, Isma'il ibn Ahmad, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Pedro V of Portugal, and Julius Martov.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1949, Thaksin Shinawatra ranks 40Before him are Joan Enric Vives Sicília, Linda Lovelace, Jarosław Kaczyński, John Belushi, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and Robin Gibb. After him are Lionel Richie, Fanny Ardant, Martin Amis, José Ramos-Horta, Ottmar Hitzfeld, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra ranks 6 out of 186Before him are Vajiralongkorn (1952), Chulalongkorn (1853), Mongkut (1804), Rama I (1736), and Taksin (1734). After him are Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), and Rama III (1788).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra ranks 6Before him are Vajiralongkorn (1952), Chulalongkorn (1853), Mongkut (1804), Rama I (1736), and Taksin (1734). After him are Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), and Rama III (1788).