Yanis Varoufakis

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Ioannis "Yanis" Varoufakis (Greek: Ιωάννης Γεωργίου "Γιάνης" Βαρουφάκης, romanized: Ioánnis Georgíou "Giánis" Varoufákis, pronounced [ˈʝanis vaɾuˈfacis]; born 24 March 1961) is a Greek-Australian economist and politician. A former academic, he has been Secretary-General of MeRA25, a left-wing political party, since he founded it in 2018. A former member of Syriza, he served as Minister of Finance from January to July 2015 under Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yanis Varoufakis has received more than 1,855,007 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Yanis Varoufakis is the 6,241st most popular politician (down from 4,723rd in 2019), the 371st most popular biography from Greece (down from 285th in 2019) and the 167th most popular Greek Politician.

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Among politicians, Yanis Varoufakis ranks 6,241 out of 15,710Before him are Chungsuk of Goryeo, Emperor Gong of Jin, Franz Jonas, Ivan Vyhovsky, Valerian Kuybyshev, and Rómulo Betancourt. After him are Yoshihiko Noda, Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, Zimri-Lim, Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorff, Al-Mustadi, and Judith of Swabia.

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Among people born in 1961, Yanis Varoufakis ranks 50Before him are Armin Meiwes, Mylène Farmer, Julia Gillard, Ricky Gervais, Arnaldur Indriðason, and Jared Harris. After him are Martin Gore, Tom Ford, Wayne Gretzky, Lea Thompson, Ian Rush, and Iain Glen.

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Among people born in Greece, Yanis Varoufakis ranks 371 out of 855Before him are Jannis Kounellis (1936), Apollodorus (-500), Callicratidas (-500), Aspasia Manos (1896), Peithon (-355), and William of Villehardouin (1300). After him are Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger (1062), Gylippus (-500), Antiochus VIII Grypus (-141), Gregory V of Constantinople (1745), Dinarchus (-361), and Kresilas (-480).


Among politicians born in Greece, Yanis Varoufakis ranks 167Before him are Podalirius (null), Glaucus of Corinth (null), Lais of Corinth (-400), Agis I (null), Diagoras of Rhodes (-500), and William of Villehardouin (1300). After him are Antiochus VIII Grypus (-141), Dinarchus (-361), Eucleidas (-201), Katerina Sakellaropoulou (1956), Perictione (-500), and Antalcidas (-500).

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