Walt Disney

1901 - 1966

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Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American animator, film producer, and entrepreneur. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, he holds the record for most Academy Awards earned and nominations by an individual. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walt Disney has received more than 32,727,906 page views. His biography is available in 165 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 158 in 2019). Walt Disney is the most popular producer, the 36th most popular biography from United States (down from 28th in 2019) and the most popular American Producer.

Walt Disney is most famous for founding the Walt Disney Company and being the creative force behind films like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Fantasia.

Memorability Metrics

  • 33M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 81.21

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 165

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.99

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Walt Disneys by language

Over the past year Walt Disney has had the most page views in the with 3,614,535 views, followed by Spanish (578,208), and Japanese (396,175). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are North Frisian (124,500.00%), (170.42%), and Manx (115.40%)


Among producers, Walt Disney ranks 1 out of 140After him are Harvey Weinstein, Carlo Ponti, Rick Rubin, Dino De Laurentiis, René Angélil, Jerry Bruckheimer, Phil Spector, Simon Cowell, David O. Selznick, Aaron Spelling, and Toshio Suzuki.

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Among people born in 1901, Walt Disney ranks 2Before him is Hirohito. After him are Werner Heisenberg, Marlene Dietrich, Enrico Fermi, Leopold III of Belgium, Louis Armstrong, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, Sukarno, Fulgencio Batista, and Ngo Dinh Diem. Among people deceased in 1966, Walt Disney ranks 1After him are André Breton, Buster Keaton, Alberto Giacometti, Anna Akhmatova, Georges Lemaître, Sayyid Qutb, Sergei Korolev, Ken Miles, Sepp Dietrich, Chester W. Nimitz, and Jean Arp.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walt Disney ranks 36 out of 20,380Before him are Benjamin Franklin (1706), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Ronald Reagan (1911), Pocahontas (1595), George Washington (1732), and Ernest Hemingway (1899). After him are Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Aretha Franklin (1942), Al Pacino (1940), Robert De Niro (1943), and Janis Joplin (1943).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Walt Disney ranks 1After him are Harvey Weinstein (1952), Rick Rubin (1963), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), Phil Spector (1939), David O. Selznick (1902), Aaron Spelling (1923), Gene Roddenberry (1921), Irving Thalberg (1899), Joel Silver (1952), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), and Darryl F. Zanuck (1902).