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Tony Tan

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Tony Tan Keng Yam (born 7 February 1940) is a former Singaporean politician and deputy prime minister who served as the 7th president of Singapore from 2011 to 2017.Before entering politics, Tan was a general manager in the Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation. Tan joined the People's Action Party and became Member of Parliament for Sembawang in 1979. He served in the ministerial portfoliios for education from 1980 to 1991, finance from 1983 to 1985 and defence from 1985 to 1991. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Tan has received more than 1,199,352 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Tony Tan is the 8,023rd most popular politician (down from 5,987th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Singapore (down from 5th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Singaporean Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Tony Tan ranks 8,023 out of 15,710Before him are Titus Annius Milo, Olusegun Obasanjo, Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria, Pedro González de Mendoza, Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, and Louis Riel. After him are Práxedes Mateo Sagasta, Princess Anna of Saxony, Foday Sankoh, Azzone Visconti, Ivo Sanader, and Canaan Banana.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1940, Tony Tan ranks 170Before him are Gloria Leonard, Raoni Metuktire, Rajendra K. Pachauri, Helmut Jahn, Vito Acconci, and Lorenzo Baldisseri. After him are Anna Chromý, Petru Lucinschi, Georgi Ivanov, Shozo Tsugitani, Christoph Blocher, and Thelma Schoonmaker.

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In Singapore

Among people born in Singapore, Tony Tan ranks 6 out of 29Before him are Lee Kuan Yew (1923), Halimah Yacob (1954), Lee Hsien Loong (1952), Parameswara (1344), and Goh Chok Tong (1941). After him are S. R. Nathan (1924), Vanessa-Mae (1978), Wee Kim Wee (1915), Ho Ching (1953), Benjamin Sheares (1907), and Ong Teng Cheong (1936).

Among POLITICIANS In Singapore

Among politicians born in Singapore, Tony Tan ranks 6Before him are Lee Kuan Yew (1923), Halimah Yacob (1954), Lee Hsien Loong (1952), Parameswara (1344), and Goh Chok Tong (1941). After him are S. R. Nathan (1924), Wee Kim Wee (1915), Ho Ching (1953), Benjamin Sheares (1907), Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (1952), and David Marshall (1908).