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Thomas Lipton

1848 - 1931

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Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, 1st Baronet (10 May 1848 – 2 October 1931) was a Scotsman of Ulster-Scots parentage who was a self-made man, as company founder of Lipton Tea, merchant, philanthropist and yachtsman who lost 5 straight America's Cup races. He engaged extensive advertising for his chain of tea stores and his brand of Lipton teas. He boasted that his secret for success was selling the best goods at the cheapest prices, harnessing the power of advertising, and always being optimistic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Lipton has received more than 398,594 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Thomas Lipton is the 175th most popular businessperson (down from 171st in 2019), the 1,214th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,342nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Thomas Lipton ranks 175 out of 601Before him are Malcolm Glazer, Edsel Ford, Asa Griggs Candler, Jack Daniel, Thomas J. Watson, and Ted Turner. After him are Ambroise Vollard, John Langenus, Rebiya Kadeer, Piero Ferrari, Jack Welch, and Lorenzo Sanz.

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Among people born in 1848, Thomas Lipton ranks 38Before him are Vasily Surikov, Hristo Botev, Hermann Alexander Diels, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Loránd Eötvös, and Carl Stumpf. After him are Anna Boch, Maximilian von Prittwitz, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Lothar von Trotha, Hermann von Eichhorn, and Henri Duparc. Among people deceased in 1931, Thomas Lipton ranks 39Before him are Vincent d'Indy, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Shibusawa Eiichi, Isabella, Princess of Asturias, Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, and Jaime, Duke of Madrid. After him are Motilal Nehru, Santiago Rusiñol, Charles Algernon Parsons, Joe Masseria, Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, and Auguste Forel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Lipton ranks 1,214 out of 7,765Before him are Robert Adam (1728), Cliff Williams (1949), Mike Hailwood (1940), William Henry (1774), David Warner (1941), and Ryan Giggs (1973). After him are Ginger Baker (1939), Gareth Jones (1905), Godwin, Earl of Wessex (1001), Roger Fenton (1819), Keira Knightley (1985), and P. D. James (1920).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, Thomas Lipton ranks 12Before him are Frank Williams (1942), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), Stanley Rous (1895), John McAfee (1945), Brian Epstein (1934), and Ron Dennis (1947). After him are David Icke (1952), Vidal Sassoon (1928), B. C. Forbes (1880), Edward Colston (1636), Ken Aston (1915), and Mark Thatcher (1953).