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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 hairstyle 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 1,685,132 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Vidal Sassoon is the 209th most popular businessperson (down from 191st in 2019), the 1,454th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,481st in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Vidal Sassoon ranks 209 out of 601Before him are Rinat Akhmetov, Chad Hurley, Charlie Munger, Isaac Carasso, Mukesh Ambani, and Umberto Agnelli. After him are Erin Brockovich, Shin Kyuk-ho, Maurice de Hirsch, Jamsetji Tata, Hetty Green, and Friedrich Alfred Krupp.

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Among people born in 1928, Vidal Sassoon ranks 145Before him are Enrique Bolaños, Yaacov Agam, Jean Kennedy Smith, Federico Bahamontes, Nick Holonyak, and Juan María Bordaberry. After him are Lorna Wing, Cannonball Adderley, László Budai, Ali Kafi, Peter Naur, and Joseph Kittinger. Among people deceased in 2012, Vidal Sassoon ranks 94Before him are Warda Al-Jazairia, Sergio Pininfarina, Tonino Guerra, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Carlo Maria Martini, and Svetozar Gligorić. After him are Maurice André, Daniel Inouye, Nora Ephron, Alfred Schmidt, Manuel Fraga, and Charles Durning.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Vidal Sassoon ranks 1,454 out of 7,765Before him are Anthony Trollope (1815), Edward the Exile (1016), Jeremiah Clarke (1674), Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800), David Roberts (1796), and Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775). After him are Frances de la Tour (1944), Ethel Smyth (1858), Lorna Wing (1928), John Graunt (1620), Herbert Kilpin (1870), and John Blow (1649).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, Vidal Sassoon ranks 14Before him are Stanley Rous (1895), John McAfee (1945), Brian Epstein (1934), Ron Dennis (1947), Thomas Lipton (1848), and David Icke (1952). After him are B. C. Forbes (1880), Edward Colston (1636), Ken Aston (1915), Mark Thatcher (1953), Edward Cave (1691), and Alfred Edwards (1850).