List of Famous people born in Liberia
Alphonso Boyle Davies is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a left-back or winger for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Canadian national team. He is widely considered a highly promising prospect in the media due to his combination of his explosive pace, acceleration, dribbling, flair, agility, feints, creativity, passing, and vision.
George Manneh Oppong Weah is a Liberian politician and former professional footballer who is currently serving as the 25th President of Liberia, in office since 2018. Prior to his election to the presidency, Weah served as Senator from Montserrado County. During his football career, he played as a striker. His prolific 18-year professional playing career ended in 2003. He is the first African former professional footballer to become head of state.
Darlington Joephillip Nagbe is an American soccer player who plays for Columbus Crew SC in Major League Soccer and the United States men's national soccer team as a midfielder. Nagbe spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Portland Timbers, winning the MLS Cup with the club in 2015, before being acquired by Atlanta United following the 2017 season.
Tamba Boimah Hali is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at Pennsylvania State University, where he earned All-American honors, and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a Liberian politician who served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. Sirleaf was the first elected female head of state in Africa.
Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor is a former Liberian politician and convicted war criminal who served as the 22nd President of Liberia from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 August 2003, due to the Second Liberian Civil War and growing international pressure.
Jaafar Abdul Karim
Jaafar Abdul Karim is a German journalist and TV presenter. He currently resides in Berlin and works for Deutsche Welle Arabia as the host of Jaafar Talk.
William Jebor is a Liberian professional footballer who plays as a striker. He is a member and captain of the Liberia national football team.
Daniel Kahl is an American foreign television personality and Entrepreneur in Japan. He is famous for speaking fluent Yamagata-ben, the very rural dialect of Yamagata Prefecture. He mainly works as a television reporter for human interest stories in Japan, such as travel and gourmet programs.
Prince Yormie Johnson is a Liberian politician and the current Senior Senator from Nimba County. A former rebel leader, Johnson played a prominent role in the First Liberian Civil War in which he captured, tortured, mutilated and executed President Samuel Doe, who had himself overthrown and murdered the previous president William R. Tolbert Jr.
Sylvanus Nimely is a Liberian international footballer who plays as a forward for Croatian club HNK Gorica. His older brother, Alex, is also a professional footballer.
Christopher Wreh is a retired Liberian international footballer who played as a striker. He was a member of the Arsenal side which won the Premier League and FA Cup double during the 1997–98 season.
Leymah Roberta Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women's nonviolent peace movement, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Her efforts to end the war, along with her collaborator Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, helped usher in a period of peace and enabled a free election in 2005 that Sirleaf won. She, along with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman, were awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."
Dirkir Kohn Glay is a Liberian professional footballer who lastly played for Indonesian club side Persiba Balikpapan in the Liga 1. He formerly plays for KF Tirana in the Albanian Superliga.
Joseph Nyumah Boakai is a Liberian politician who served as Vice President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018, serving under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Previously he was Minister of Agriculture from 1983 to 1985.
Ola John is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for RKC Waalwijk as a left winger.
Anthony Jomah Ballah
Anthony Jomah Ballah is a retired Liberian international footballer.
John Tarkpor Sonkaley
John Tarkpor Sonkaliey is a Liberian footballer (midfielder) who currently plays for Persijap Jepara. He is also a member of the Liberia national football team.