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List of famous statisticians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top statisticians in the world? This includes the most prominent statisticians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable statisticians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic statisticians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned statisticians.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Harvey Goldstein and Howell Tong.

From reputable, prominent, and well known statisticians to the lesser known statisticians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the statistician field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous statisticians ever?" and "What are the names of famous statisticians?" then you're in the right place. 

Florence Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by ...more

Milton Friedman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Milton Friedman was an American economist, statistician and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic ...more

Harvey Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Harvey Goldstein is a British statistician known for his contributions to multilevel modelling methodology and software, and for applying this to educational assessment and league tables. He is ...more

Howell Tong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Howell Tong is a leading pioneer in the field of nonlinear time series analysis, linking it with deterministic chaos. He is the father of the threshold time series models, which have extensive ...more

Herman Hollerith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Herman Hollerith was an American statistician and inventor who developed a mechanical tabulator based on punched cards to rapidly tabulate statistics from millions of pieces of data. He was the ...more

Bjørn Lomborg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Bjørn Lomborg is the director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and a former director of the Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen. He became internationally known for his ...more

W. Edwards Deming is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
William Edwards Deming was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. Educated initially as an electrical engineer and later specializing in ...more

Persi Diaconis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Persi Warren Diaconis is an American mathematician and former professional magician. He is the Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Stanford University. He is particularly ...more

Pat Moran is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Patrick Alfred Pierce Moran FRS, commonly known as Pat Moran was an Australian statistician who made significant contributions to probability theory and its application to population and ...more

E. F. Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher was an internationally influential economic thinker, statistician and economist in Britain, serving as Chief Economic Advisor to the UK National Coal ...more

Harold Wilson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
ames Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, FSS, PC was a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to ...more

Frank Luntz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Frank I. Luntz is an American political consultant, pollster, and "public opinion guru" best known for developing talking points and other messaging for various Republican causes. His ...more

George Dantzig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
George Bernard Dantzig was an American mathematical scientist who made important contributions to operations research, computer science, economics, and statistics. Dantzig is known for his ...more

Victor Niederhoffer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Victor Niederhoffer is a hedge fund manager, champion squash player, bestselling author and statistician.

Harry V. Roberts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Harry V. Roberts
Harry V. Roberts, American statistician, was a distinguished teacher and a pioneer in looking at the applications of Bayesian statistics to business decision making and in Total Quality ...more

James Dodson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
James Dodson
James Dodson FRS was a British mathematician, actuary and innovator in the insurance industry.

Joseph M. Juran is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Joseph Moses Juran was a Romanian-born American engineer and management consultant. He is principally remembered as an evangelist for quality and quality management, having written several ...more

Giovanni Villani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Giovanni Villani was an Italian banker, official, diplomat and chronicler from Florence who wrote the Nuova Cronica on the history of Florence. He was a leading statesman of Florence but later ...more

F. N. David is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
F. N. David
Florence Nightingale David, also known as F. N. David was an English statistician, born in Ivington, Herefordshire, England. She was named after Florence Nightingale, who was a friend of her

William Petty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Sir William Petty FRS was an English economist, scientist and philosopher. He first became prominent serving Oliver Cromwell and Commonwealth in Ireland. He developed efficient methods to survey ...more

Nate Silver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Nathaniel Read "Nate" Silver is an American statistician and writer who analyzes baseball and elections. He is currently the editor-in-chief of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight blog and a ...more

D. J. Bartholomew is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
D. J. Bartholomew
David John Bartholomew FBA is a British statistician who was President of the Royal Statistical Society 1993-1995. In 1955 he married Marian Elsie Lake, and they have two daughters. Bartholomew ...more

Robert Schlaifer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Robert Schlaifer
Robert O. Schlaifer was a pioneer of Bayesian decision theory. At the time of his death he was William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration Emeritus of the Harvard Business School. ...more

Simon Kuznets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Simon Smith Kuznets was a Jewish-American economist, statistician, demographer, and economic historian who won the 1971 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his empirically ...more

Mir Masoom Ali is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
Mir Masoom Ali, is a Bangladeshi American statistician, Distinguished Professor, educator, researcher and author. He migrated to the United States in 1969 and became a naturalized citizen in ...more