List of Famous People Born in Ethiopia

Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest. With over 109 million inhabitants as of 2019, Ethiopia is the 12th most populous country in the world, the second most populous nation on the African continent, and most populous landlocked country in the world. The country has a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa, which lies several kilometres west of the East African Rift that splits the country into the African and Somali tectonic plates. Ethiopian national identity is grounded in the historic and contemporary roles of Christianity and Islam, and the independence of Ethiopia from foreign rule, stemming from the various ancient Ethiopian kingdoms of antiquity.

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1. Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga
Female. Irish actress
First Name: Ruth
Last Name: Negga
Born in Ethiopia
Height: 159 cm | 5'3

2. Sifan Hassan

Sifan Hassan
Female. Ethiopian-Dutch distance runner
First Name: Sifan
Born on January 1, 1993 (age 29)
Height: 170 cm | 5'7
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3. Abiy Ahmed Ali

Abiy Ahmed Ali
Male. Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 2018
First Name: Abiy
Born on August 15, 1976 (age 46)

4. Haile Selassie I

Haile Selassie I
Male. Emperor of Ethiopia (1892-1975)
First Name: Haile
Last Name: I
Born on July 23, 1892
Died on August 27, 1975 (aged 83)

5. Iyasu V

Iyasu V
Male. Emperor of Ethiopia (1895-1935)
First Name: Iyasu
Born on February 4, 1895
Died on November 25, 1935 (aged 40)

6. Hubert Auriol

Hubert Auriol
Male. French racing driver
First Name: Hubert
Last Name: Auriol
Born on June 7, 1952
Died on January 10, 2021 (aged 68)
Born in Ethiopia

7. Dennenesch Zoudé

Dennenesch Zoudé
Female. German actress
First Name: Dennenesch
Born on December 14, 1966 (age 55)
Born in Ethiopia

8. Sahle-Work Zewde

Sahle-Work Zewde
Female. President of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
First Name: Sahle-Work
Born on February 21, 1950 (age 72)
Born in Ethiopia
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9. Kenenisa Bekele

Kenenisa Bekele
Male. Ethiopian long-distance runner
First Name: Kenenisa
Born on June 13, 1980 (age 42)
Height: 165 cm | 5'5
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10. Almaz Ayana

Almaz Ayana
Female. Ethiopian distance runner
First Name: Almaz
Born on November 21, 1991 (age 30)
Born in Ethiopia
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11. Genzebe Dibaba

Genzebe Dibaba
Female. Ethiopian distance runner
First Name: Genzebe
Born on February 8, 1991 (age 31)
Height: 168 cm | 5'6
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12. Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson
Male. Ethiopian Swedish chef
First Name: Marcus
Last Name: Samuelsson
Born on January 25, 1970 (age 52)
Born in Ethiopia
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13. Seare Mekonnen

Seare Mekonnen
Male. Chief of Staff of Ethiopia
First Name: Seare
Born on November 30, 1953
Died on June 22, 2019 (aged 65)

14. Liya Kebede

Liya Kebede
Female. Ethiopian model and actress
First Name: Liya
Last Name: Kebede
Born on March 1, 1978 (age 44)
Born in Ethiopia
Height: 177 cm | 5'10
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15. Menilek II

Menilek II
Male. Emperor of Ethiopia and King of Shewa (1844-1913)
First Name: Menilek
Born on August 17, 1844
Died on December 12, 1913 (aged 69)

16. Vikram Chatwal

Vikram Chatwal
Male. American hotelier
First Name: Vikram
Born on November 1, 1971 (age 50)
Born in Ethiopia
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17. Guye Adola

Guye Adola
Male. Ethiopian distance runner
First Name: Guye
Last Name: Adola
Born in Ethiopia

18. Haile Gebrselassie

Haile Gebrselassie
Male. Ethiopian long-distance runner
First Name: Haile
Last Name: Gebrselassie
Born on April 18, 1973 (age 49)
Height: 169 cm | 5'7

19. Letesenbet Gidey

Letesenbet Gidey
Female. Ethiopian long-distance runner
First Name: Letesenbet
Born on March 20, 1998 (age 24)
Born in Ethiopia
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20. Kalkidan Gezahegne

Kalkidan Gezahegne
Female. Ethiopian distance runner
First Name: Kalkidan
Born on May 8, 1991 (age 31)
Born in Ethiopia
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