Vidal Sassoon

1928 - 2012

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Vidal Sassoon (17 January 1928 – 9 May 2012) was a British hairstylist, businessman, and philanthropist. He was noted for repopularising a simple, close-cut geometric hair style called the bob cut, worn by famous fashion designers including Mary Quant and film stars such as Mia Farrow, Goldie Hawn, Cameron Diaz, Nastassja Kinski and Helen Mirren.His early life was one of extreme poverty, with seven years of his childhood spent in an orphanage. He quit school at age 14, soon holding various jobs in London during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vidal Sassoon has received more than 1,198,571 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Vidal Sassoon is the 191st most popular businessperson (down from 142nd in 2019), the 1,483rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,159th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Vidal Sassoon ranks 191 out of 604. Before him are Andrew Grove, Lakshmi Mittal, Aurelio Peccei, Malcolm Glazer, Vincenzo Lancia, and Stavros Niarchos. After him are Al-Waleed bin Talal, Rex Tillerson, Theo Albrecht, Friedrich Bayer, Karl Baedeker, and Umberto Agnelli.

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Among people born in 1928, Vidal Sassoon ranks 152Before him are Alfonso de Portago, Héctor Rial, Malcolm Glazer, Ulric Neisser, Peter Naur, and Petr Ginz. After him are Gordie Howe, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Ardico Magnini, Luigi Colani, Sid Watkins, and Anne Sexton. Among people deceased in 2012, Vidal Sassoon ranks 96Before him are Paddy Roy Bates, Charles Durning, Dorothea Tanning, Ulric Neisser, Manuel Fraga, and Neslişah Sultan. After him are Svetozar Gligorić, Sergio Oliva, David Kelly, Sid Watkins, Angelo Dundee, and Lefter Küçükandonyadis.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Vidal Sassoon ranks 1,483 out of 6,924. Before him are Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle (1693), Peter Shaffer (1926), Clive Barker (1952), Norman Davies (1939), Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (1936), and Fletcher Christian (1764). After him are Steve Hackett (1950), Geraldine McEwan (1932), Martin Lowry (1874), Peter Collins (1931), Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1883), and Brenda Blethyn (1946).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, Vidal Sassoon ranks 13Before him are Richard Branson (1950), Brian Epstein (1934), Stanley Rous (1895), David Icke (1952), Ron Dennis (1947), and Thomas Lipton (1848). After him are Edward Colston (1636), Edward Cave (1691), B. C. Forbes (1880), Ebenezer Cobb Morley (1831), John McAfee (1945), and Ken Aston (1915).