List of Famous people born in Libya
Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi
Saif al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi is a Libyan political figure. He is the second son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his second wife Safia Farkash. He was a part of his father's inner circle, performing public relations and diplomatic roles on his behalf. He publicly turned down his father's offer of the country's second highest post and held no official government position. According to American State Department officials in Tripoli, during his father's reign, he was the second most widely recognized person in Libya, being at times the "de facto" Prime Minister, and was mentioned as a possible successor, though he rejected this. An arrest warrant was issued for him on 27 June 2011 by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for charges of crimes against humanity against the Libyan people, for killing and persecuting civilians, under Articles 7(1)(a) and 7(1)(h) of the Rome statute. He denied the charges.
Richard Peter Moore, is a British civil servant, currently the Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and formerly the Director General, Political, at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. He was the first member of the British secret service to openly use Twitter, when on 2 October 2020 his tweets from his first day as Chief of MI6 made the news for their humorous hashtags and emojis. He was previously the British Ambassador to Turkey.
Reham Nayyar Khan is a British-Pakistani journalist, author, and filmmaker.
Khalifa Belqasim Haftar
Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar is a Libyan-American and the commander of the Tobruk-based Libyan National Army (LNA). On 2 March 2015, he was appointed commander of the armed forces loyal to the elected legislative body, the Libyan House of Representatives.
Sadiq El Fitouri
Sadiq El Fitouri is a Libyan professional footballer who plays as a defender. He has also been capped by the Libya national team.
Hannibal Muammar Gaddafi
Hannibal Muammar Gaddafi is the fifth son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his second wife, Safia Farkash.
Muhammad Muammar Gaddafi is the eldest son of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. While he was regarded as a possible successor as ruler of Libya from his father, he was reported to be uninterested in the role.
Ayesha Gaddafi, also known as Aisha Gaddafi, is a former Libyan mediator and military official, former UN Goodwill Ambassador, and lawyer by profession. She is the fifth child and only biological daughter of former Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi and his second wife Safia Farkash.
Safia Farkash al-Haddad is the widow of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and former First Lady of Libya and incumbent Representative of Sirte, and mother of seven of his eight biological children.
Mohammad Jaber Abdul Rahman Assaf is a Palestinian pop singer well known for being the winner of the second season of Arab Idol, broadcast by the MBC network. His victory received worldwide coverage from the media and was welcomed with joy by Palestinians and the rest of the Arab world. In 2013, Assaf was named a goodwill ambassador for peace by The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). He was also named ambassador of culture and arts by the Palestinian government and was offered a position with "diplomatic standing" by the Palestinian president Mahmood Abbas. Assaf's story is the basis of the 2015 film The Idol, directed by Hany Abu-Assad. After Arab Idol, Assaf has gone on to enjoy huge popularity in the Arab World and the Arab diaspora and has released two albums and a great number of singles and collaborations. Most of his music is sung in Iraqi, Khallegi dialect not a Palestinian one.
Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj is the head of the Presidential Council of Libya and former prime minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya, formed on 17 December 2015 under the Libyan Political Agreement. He has been a member of the Parliament of Tripoli.
Kamal Abdulsalam El-Gargni is a Libyan professional bodybuilder residing in England. He won the 212 Mr. Olympia in 2019.
Abdullah (al) Senussi is a Libyan national who was the intelligence chief and brother-in-law of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. He was married to Gaddafi's sister-in-law.
Nadia Ali is a Libyan-born American singer-songwriter based in New York City. Ali gained prominence in 2001 as the frontwoman and songwriter of the band iiO after their debut single "Rapture" reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also charted across several countries in Europe. Their 2006 single, "Is It Love?", reached the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart.
Aguila Saleh Issa
Aguila Saleh Issa is a Libyan jurist and politician who is President of the Libyan House of Representatives since 5 August 2014. He is also a representative of the town of Al Qubbah, in the east of the country.
Hamid El Shaeri
Hamid Al-Shaeri is a Libyan-Egyptian singer, songwriter, and musician resident in Cairo. He is known as Egypt's leading representative of westernized synthesizer pop, or Arabic pop. His best known songs include "Law laki", sung by Ali Hemeida, and "Jaljili", which he sang himself.
Fathi Ali Abdul Salam Bashagha, known simply as "Fathi Bashagha", or "Fathi Ali Pasha" on his website, was born on 20 August 1962 in Misrata and is the current Minister of Interior of the Government of National Accord (GNA) appointed by Fayez al-Sarraj on 7 October 2018.
Lorenzo Bandini was an Italian motor racing driver who raced in Formula One for the Scuderia Centro Sud and Ferrari teams.
Hamdou Mohamed Elhouni is a Libyan professional footballer who plays for Tunisian club Espérance Sportive de Tunis and the Libya national team as a left winger.
Tarik El Taib
Tarek Al Taib is a Libyan football midfielder.