List of Famous people born in Gabon
Mario René Junior Lemina is a Gabonese professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Fulham, on loan from Southampton, and the Gabon national team. He played for French sides Lorient and Marseille, before joining Italian side Juventus in 2015, where he won the domestic double in both of his seasons with the club. He joined Premier League side Southampton in 2017, and was later loaned out to Turkish club Galatasaray in 2019.
Fanny Cottençon is a French actress, born in Port-Gentil, Gabon. In 1983 she won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her effort in the movie L'étoile du nord.
Danièle Obono is a Gabonese-French politician serving as the member of the National Assembly for Paris's 17th constituency since 2017. She has also been the spokesperson for La France Insoumise.
Chris Silva Obame Correia Silva is a Gabonese professional basketball player for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, on assignment from the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Jean Ping is a Gabonese diplomat and politician.
Didier Ibrahim Ndong
Didier Ibrahim Ndong is a Gabonese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for French Ligue 1 club Dijon and the Gabon national team.
Jules-Aristide Bourdes-Ogouliguende was a Gabonese politician who was the President of the Congress for Democracy and Justice (CDJ), an opposition party. He served as a minister in the government of Gabon from 1976 to 1990 and was President of the National Assembly from 1990 to 1993; from 1993 until his death in 2018.
Pierre-François Aubameyang is a Gabonese former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He spent most of his career at French clubs Stade Lavallois and Le Havre. At international level, he won 80 caps for the Gabon national team. He also holds a French passport. He is the father of Catilina, Willy and Pierre-Emerick.
Guélor Kanga Kaku is a Gabonese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Red Star Belgrade and the Gabon national team.
El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba was a Gabonese politician who was the second President of Gabon for 42 years, from 1967 until his death in 2009. Omar Bongo was promoted to key positions as a young official under Gabon's first President Léon M'ba in the 1960s, before being elected Vice-President in his own right in 1966. In 1967, he succeeded M'ba to become the second Gabon President, upon the latter's death.
Aaron Salem Boupendza Pozzi is a Gabonese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Turkish club Hatayspor.
Shiva N'Zigou is a Gabonese former footballer who last played as a striker for French club Saint-Nazaire AF.
Pascaline Bongo Ondimba
Pascaline Mferri Bongo Ondimba is a Gabonese politician. Under her father, President Omar Bongo, she was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1992 to 1994 and Director of the Cabinet of the President from 1994 to 2009.
Rose Christiane Raponda
Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda is a Gabonese politician who is currently serving as Prime Minister of Gabon since 16 July 2020, making her the first female prime minister of the country. She previously served as the Mayor of Libreville and later as the country's Defense Minister from February 2019 to July 2020.
Alain Moussi is an Gabonese-Canadian actor, stuntman and martial artist. He plays the lead role of Kurt Sloane in the reboot of Kickboxer series, Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) and Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018), a role that was originated by Jean-Claude Van Damme, who portrays his mentor in the films. Moussi also played the lead role in the action film Jiu Jitsu (2020), and the roles of Charlie Nash in the web series Street Fighter: Resurrection (2016) and Batman in the first season of the television series Titans (2018).
Franck Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet was a Gabonese diplomat and politician who served as Prime Minister of Gabon from 2016 to 2019.
Daniel Michel Cousin is a Gabonese former professional footballer who played as a striker.
Régis Manon was a Gabonese professional football player and coach.
Yann Ulrich Stéphane Lasme is a Gabonese former professional basketball player. He played college basketball at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), with the UMass Minutemen, and he was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round, 46th overall, in the 2007 NBA draft. He earned an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in 2014 and won the EuroLeague Best Defender award in 2013.
Malick Evouna is a Gabonese professional footballer who plays as a forward for tunisian club CS Sfaxien.