List of Famous people born in Suriname
Jerrel "Jimmy" Floyd Hasselbaink is a Dutch professional football manager and former player who is currently the manager of League One club Burton Albion.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a Surinamese mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. He competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He currently holds the record for second fastest knockout in the heavyweight division against Allen Crowder at the UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie. In kickboxing, he is a former WLF Super Heavyweight Tournament Champion and a SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2013 Runner-Up. As of 3 September 2020, he is #3 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.
Clarence Clyde Seedorf is a Dutch professional football manager and former player. He last was the manager of the Cameroon national team.
Edgar Steven Davids is a Dutch-Surinamese former professional footballer, and the current coach of Portuguese side, Olhanense.
Tyrone Clinton Spong is a Surinamese-Dutch professional boxer and former kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He is the current WBC Latino Heavyweight Champion and WBO Latino Heavyweight Champion. In kickboxing, he is the former WFCA Cruiserweight champion, Glory 95kg Slam Champion and It's Showtime 95MAX World champion.
Jeangu Macrooy is a Surinamese singer-songwriter. He was born in Paramaribo and has been living in the Netherlands in the eastern city Enschede in the region Twente since 2014. Macrooy's music can best be described as modern soul. His audience is in the Netherlands, Suriname, and increasingly in Belgium, France and Germany. He was due to represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 to be held in Rotterdam with the song "Grow", but the contest was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He will represent the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song "Birth of a New Age”.
Cornelis Gerhard Anton de Kom was a Surinamese resistance fighter and anti-colonialist author. He was arrested in Suriname and the protest against his arrest resulted in two deaths. De Kom was subsequently exiled to the Netherlands where he wrote Wij slaven van Suriname, a classic anti-colonial book. During World War II, he joined the resistance, was arrested, and sent to concentration camps where he died.
Desiré Delano "Dési" Bouterse is a Surinamese politician who was President of Suriname from 2010 to 2020. From 1980 to 1987 he was Suriname's de facto leader after conducting a military coup and establishing a period of military rule.
Edson René Braafheid is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a left-back for USL club Austin Bold FC.
Kathleen Gertrud Ferrier is a former Dutch politician of Surinamese descent and development aid worker. She served as a member of parliament of Netherlands representing the party Christian Democratic Appeal from 2002 to 2012.