List of Famous people born in Colombia

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a transcontinental country largely in the north of South America, with territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean. It comprises 32 departments and the Capital District of Bogotá, the country's largest city.

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1. Pablo Escobar
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria

Pablo Escobar
Male. Colombian drug lord
First Name: Pablo
Last Name: Escobar
Born on December 1, 1949
Died on December 2, 1993 (aged 44)
Drug-lord

2. Shakira
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

Shakira
Female. Colombian singer
Born on February 2, 1977 (age 44)
Height: 156 cm | 5'1"

3. Sofía Vergara

Sofía Vergara
Female. Colombian actress
First Name: Sofía
Born on July 10, 1973 (age 48)
Height: 170 cm | 5'7"
Model

4. Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez
Male. Colombian writer, journalist and Nobel laureate in literature
First Name: Gabriel
Last Name: Márquez
Born on March 6, 1927
Died on April 17, 2014 (aged 87)

5. Yerry Mina
Yerry Fernando Mina

Yerry Mina
Male. Colombian association football player
First Name: Yerry
Born on September 23, 1994 (age 27)
Height: 193 cm | 6'4"
Footballer, Sportsperson

6. James Rodríguez

James Rodríguez
Male. Colombian association football player
First Name: James
Last Name: Rodríguez
Born on July 12, 1991 (age 30)
Height: 181 cm | 5'11"
Footballer, Sportsperson

7. David Ospina

David Ospina
Male. Colombian footballer
First Name: David
Last Name: Ospina
Born on August 31, 1988 (age 33)
Height: 183 cm | 6'0"
Footballer, Sportsperson

8. Omaira Sánchez Garzón pinillos

Omaira Sánchez Garzón  pinillos
Female. volcano victim from Colombia
First Name: Omaira
Born on August 28, 1972
Died on November 16, 1985 (aged 13)

9. Pedro López

Pedro López
Male. South American serial killer
First Name: Pedro
Last Name: López
Born on October 8, 1948 (age 73)

10. Luis Fernando Díaz

Luis Fernando Díaz
Male. Colombian association football player
First Name: Luis
Last Name: Díaz
Born on January 13, 1997 (age 24)
Height: 180 cm | 5'11"
Footballer, Sportsperson

11. Maluma

Maluma
Male. Colombian reggaeton singer
Born on January 28, 1994 (age 27)
Height: 175 cm | 5'9"

12. Camilo

Camilo
Male. Colombian singer, songwriter, and producer
Born on March 16, 1994 (age 27)

13. Jhon Jairo Velásquez

Jhon Jairo Velásquez
Male. Colombian contract killer
First Name: Jhon
Born on April 15, 1962
Died on February 6, 2020 (aged 57)

14. Karol G

Karol G
Female. Colombian songwriter
First Name: Karol
Last Name: G
Born on February 14, 1991 (age 30)
Height: 161 cm | 5'3"

15. Nairo Quintana
Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas

Nairo Quintana
Male. Colombian road bicyclist
First Name: Nairo
Born on February 4, 1990 (age 31)
Height: 166 cm | 5'5"

16. Álvaro Uribe

Álvaro Uribe
Male. Colombian lawyer and politician
First Name: Álvaro
Last Name: Uribe
Born on July 4, 1952 (age 69)

17. Carlos Bacca
Carlos Arturo Bacca Ahumada

Carlos Bacca
Male. Colombian footballer
First Name: Carlos
Last Name: Bacca
Born on September 8, 1986 (age 35)
Height: 181 cm | 5'11"
Footballer, Sportsperson

18. Gustavo Petro

Gustavo Petro
Male. Colombian politician, economist and ex-militant of the M19
First Name: Gustavo
Last Name: Petro
Born on April 19, 1960 (age 61)

19. Sebastián Marroquín
Juan Pablo Escobar Henao

Sebastián Marroquín
Male. Colombian architect, author, and the son of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar
First Name: Sebastián
Last Name: Marroquín
Born on February 24, 1977 (age 44)

20. Reinaldo Rueda

Reinaldo Rueda
Male. Colombian footballer
First Name: Reinaldo
Born on April 16, 1957 (age 64)
Height: 177 cm | 5'10"
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