Vilfredo Pareto

1848 - 1923

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Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto (UK: pa-RAY-toh, -⁠EE-, US: pə-RAY-toh, Italian: [vilˈfreːdo paˈreːto], Ligurian: [paˈɾeːtu]; born Wilfried Fritz Pareto; 15 July 1848 – 19 August 1923) was an Italian civil engineer, sociologist, economist, political scientist, and philosopher. He made several important contributions to economics, particularly in the study of income distribution and in the analysis of individuals' choices. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vilfredo Pareto has received more than 1,112,578 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Vilfredo Pareto is the 9th most popular economist, the 195th most popular biography from France (down from 178th in 2019) and the most popular Economist.

Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist who is most famous for the Pareto Principle. The Pareto Principle states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the input.

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Among economists, Vilfredo Pareto ranks 9 out of 315Before him are John Maynard Keynes, David Ricardo, Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, Milton Friedman, and Friedrich Hayek. After him are Joseph Schumpeter, François Quesnay, Alfred Marshall, Hjalmar Schacht, Frédéric Passy, and Philip Kotler.

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Among people born in 1848, Vilfredo Pareto ranks 3Before him are Paul Gauguin and Octave Mirbeau. After him are Gottlob Frege, Otto Lilienthal, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Gustave Caillebotte, Otto of Bavaria, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Hugo de Vries, and Tōgō Heihachirō. Among people deceased in 1923, Vilfredo Pareto ranks 4Before him are Wilhelm Röntgen, Gustave Eiffel, and Sarah Bernhardt. After him are John Venn, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Constantine I of Greece, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Jaroslav Hašek, Warren G. Harding, Pancho Villa, and Dietrich Eckart.

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In France

Among people born in France, Vilfredo Pareto ranks 195 out of 6,011Before him are Alfred Sisley (1839), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), Guy of Lusignan (1150), Roland Barthes (1915), André Breton (1896), and Gustave Le Bon (1841). After him are Jean Racine (1639), Georges Pompidou (1911), Jacques de Molay (1243), Pope Clement VI (1291), Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), and François Truffaut (1932).

Among ECONOMISTS In France

Among economists born in France, Vilfredo Pareto ranks 1After him are François Quesnay (1694), Frédéric Passy (1822), Jean-Baptiste Say (1767), Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727), Léon Walras (1834), Dominique Strauss-Kahn (1949), Frédéric Bastiat (1801), Maurice Allais (1911), Jacques Delors (1925), Jean-Claude Trichet (1942), and Gérard Debreu (1921).