List of Famous people born in Central African Republic
Nathalie Tauziat is a French former professional tennis player. She was the runner-up in women's singles at the 1998 Wimbledon Championships and runner-up in the women's doubles at the 2001 US Open partnering Kimberly Po-Messerli. She reached a career-high ranking of world no. 3 in both singles and doubles.
Jean-Bédel Bokassa Jr. is a son of Jean-Bédel Bokassa, the former dictator of the Central African Republic and its successor state, the Central African Empire, by his sixth wife, Catherine Denguiadé.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is a professional footballer who plays as a centre back.
Jean-Serge Bokassa is a Central African politician who has served in the government of the Central African Republic as Minister of the Interior since 2016. Previously he was Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts, and Culture from 2011 to 2013. He is a son of Bokassa I, who ruled the Central African Empire from 1966 to 1979.
Faustin-Archange Touadéra is a Central African politician and academic who has been President of the Central African Republic since March 2016. He was previously Prime Minister of the country from January 2008 to January 2013. In the December 2015–February 2016 presidential election, he was elected as President in a second round of voting against former Prime Minister Anicet Georges Dologuélé. He was re-elected for a second term on 27 December 2020.
Mouhamadou Habib Habibou is a Central African professional footballer who plays as a striker.
Jean-Barthélémy Bokassa is a French-Central African socialite, artist and novelist. He is the eldest grandson of Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the 2nd President of the Central African Republic and later the self-proclaimed Emperor Bokassa I of its successor state, the Central African Empire.
David Boui is a Central African Republican taekwondo practitioner. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's –68 kg competition and lost to silver medalist Mohammad Bagheri Motamed of Iran in the first round and to Afghan bronze medalist Rohullah Nikpai in the repechage. At the 2016 Olympics, he lost to Lee Dae-hoon in the first round.
Martin Ziguélé is a Central African politician who was Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from 2001 to 2003. He placed second in the 2005 presidential election and is currently the President of the Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People (MLPC).
Simplice Sarandji is the former Prime Minister of Central African Republic. He previously acted as the chief of staff for Prime Minister Faustin-Archange Touadera, and the campaign manager during Touadera's successful Presidential campaign. Prior to his political career, he lectured in geography at the University of Bangui.