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Wayne Dyer

1940 - 2015

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Wayne Walter Dyer (May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015) was an American self-help author and a motivational speaker. Dyer completed a Ed.D. in guidance and counseling at Wayne State University in 1970. Early in his career, he worked as a high school guidance counselor, and went on to run a successful private therapy practice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wayne Dyer has received more than 3,243,593 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Wayne Dyer is the 1,546th most popular writer (down from 1,435th in 2019), the 1,986th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,739th in 2019) and the 187th most popular American Writer.

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  • 57.38

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  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Wayne Dyer ranks 1,546 out of 5,755Before him are Hellanicus of Lesbos, Anna de Noailles, Väinö Linna, Qiu Chuji, Jaan Kross, and Elizabeth Siddal. After him are Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon, Korney Chukovsky, Li Yu, Yeghishe Charents, Christy Brown, and Pío Baroja.

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Among people born in 1940, Wayne Dyer ranks 119Before him are Ali Hassan Salameh, Iva Zanicchi, Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, Thomas A. Steitz, Pedro Rodríguez, and Mike Hailwood. After him are Phil Ochs, Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Lei Feng, Linda Gray, Jack Nicklaus, and Jean-Luc Dehaene. Among people deceased in 2015, Wayne Dyer ranks 81Before him are Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Georges Wolinski, Árpád Göncz, Khaled al-Asaad, and Dettmar Cramer. After him are Cabu, Yaşar Kemal, Eldar Ryazanov, Licio Gelli, Ruth Rendell, and Chantal Akerman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wayne Dyer ranks 1,986 out of 18,182Before him are Spiro Agnew (1918), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Beau Bridges (1941), Donald O'Connor (1925), Bettie Page (1923), and Billy Preston (1946). After him are Clara Bow (1905), Barbara Eden (1931), Tim Allen (1953), Cindy Crawford (1966), Alan Bean (1932), and Tom Hulce (1953).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Wayne Dyer ranks 187Before him are Nicholas Sparks (1965), Gore Vidal (1925), David Woodard (1964), Upton Sinclair (1878), Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930), and Elizabeth George (1949). After him are Lewis Mumford (1895), Elizabeth Bishop (1911), Alice Walker (1944), James Ellroy (1948), Walter Tevis (1928), and Agnes Smedley (1892).