Thomas J. Watson

1874 - 1956

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Thomas John Watson Sr. (February 17, 1874 – June 19, 1956) was an American businessman. He served as the chairman and CEO of International Business Machines (IBM). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas J. Watson has received more than 818,726 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Thomas J. Watson is the 153rd most popular businessperson (down from 119th in 2019), the 1,853rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,499th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Thomas J. Watson ranks 153 out of 604Before him are Charles Simonyi, Martha Stewart, Asa Griggs Candler, Masayoshi Son, Torakusu Yamaha, and Karl Albrecht. After him are Josep Maria Bartomeu, Ron Dennis, Rebiya Kadeer, Roger Ailes, Sheldon Adelson, and Jack Daniel.

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Among people born in 1874, Thomas J. Watson ranks 52Before him are Lewis Hine, Henri Guisan, Henri Farman, Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels, Reginald Johnston, and D. F. Malan. After him are Ellery Harding Clark, Serge Koussevitzky, Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Johannes Schober, Max Dvořák, and Marguerite Long. Among people deceased in 1956, Thomas J. Watson ranks 51Before him are Erich Kleiber, Art Tatum, Mahmud Barzanji, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Otto Schmidt, and David Seymour. After him are Walter Sydney Adams, Pío Baroja, Drastamat Kanayan, Savielly Tartakower, Gianpiero Combi, and Alexander Fadeyev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas J. Watson ranks 1,853 out of 15,968Before him are Wild Bill Hickok (1837), John Carradine (1906), Lee Remick (1935), Frances Conroy (1953), Stanley Donen (1924), and Lee J. Cobb (1911). After him are Anastacia (1968), Sam Waterston (1940), Diane Lane (1965), Donald E. Westlake (1933), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), and Michael Bay (1965).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Thomas J. Watson ranks 53Before him are Melinda Gates (1964), Katharine Graham (1917), Phil Knight (1938), Jack Welch (1935), Martha Stewart (1941), and Asa Griggs Candler (1851). After him are Roger Ailes (1940), Sheldon Adelson (1933), Jack Daniel (1850), John DeLorean (1925), Larry Silverstein (1931), and David Packard (1912).