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Thaksin Shinawatra

1949 - Today

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Thaksin Shinawatra (Thai: ทักษิณ ชินวัตร; RTGS: Thaksin Chinnawat; pronounced [tʰák.sǐn t͡ɕʰīn.nā.wát]; Chinese: 丘達新; Montenegrin: Taksin Šinavatra; born 26 July 1949), is a Thai businessman, politician and visiting professor. 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 1,401,189 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Thaksin Shinawatra is the 2,937th most popular politician (down from 2,562nd in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Thailand and the 7th 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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  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.87

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  • 4.56

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Thaksin Shinawatra ranks 2,937 out of 15,577Before him are Charles III, Prince of Monaco, Ildibad, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Al-Walid II, Arsinoe IV of Egypt, and Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen. After him are Syphax, Mahmud I of Great Seljuq, Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Wolfgang Schäuble, Ashraf Ghani, and William Pitt the Younger.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1949, Thaksin Shinawatra ranks 51Before him are Lionel Richie, Bill Nighy, Joachim Sauer, Tom Waits, Billy Joel, and Issei Sagawa. After him are Ashraf Ghani, Luis Sepúlveda, Gene Simmons, Tom Berenger, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and Ivana Trump.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra ranks 7 out of 155Before him are Vajiralongkorn (1952), Chulalongkorn (1853), Mongkut (1804), Rama I (1736), Sirikit (1932), and Prajadhipok (1893). After him are Taksin (1734), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Emmanuelle Arsan (1932), and Rama III (1788).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra ranks 7Before him are Vajiralongkorn (1952), Chulalongkorn (1853), Mongkut (1804), Rama I (1736), Sirikit (1932), and Prajadhipok (1893). After him are Taksin (1734), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Rama III (1788), and Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954).

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