List of Famous people born in Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands and the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.

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1. Freddie Mercury
Farrokh Bulsara

Freddie Mercury
Male. British singer, songwriter, record producer and graphic designer
First Name: Freddie
Born on September 5, 1946
Died on November 24, 1991 (aged 45)
Height: 175 cm | 5'9"

2. John Magufuli
John Pombe Joseph Magufuli

John Magufuli
Male. President of Tanzania
First Name: John
Last Name: Magufuli
Born on October 29, 1959 (age 61)

3. Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano
Male. African abolitionist and author
First Name: Olaudah
Born on October 16, 1745
Died on March 31, 1797 (aged 51)

4. Mbwana Samatta
Mbwana Ally Samatta

Mbwana Samatta
Male. Tanzanian association football player
First Name: Mbwana
Born on December 23, 1992 (age 28)
Height: 180 cm | 5'11"
Footballer, Sportsperson

5. Marin Hinkle

Marin Hinkle
Female. American actress
First Name: Marin
Last Name: Hinkle
Born on March 23, 1966 (age 55)
Height: 164 cm | 5'5"

6. Mohammed Gulam Dewji

Mohammed Gulam Dewji
Male. Former Member of the National Assembly of Tanzania and African richest young businessman
First Name: Mohammed
Last Name: Dewji
Born on May 8, 1975 (age 46)
Net Worth: $1.6B

7. Benjamin Mkapa

Benjamin Mkapa
Male. Tanzanian politician and former president
First Name: Benjamin
Last Name: Mkapa
Born on November 12, 1938 (age 82)

8. Diamond Platnumz

Diamond Platnumz
Male. Musician,Businessman and Social media personality
First Name: Diamond
Last Name: Platnumz
Born on October 2, 1989 (age 31)

9. Bayume Mohamed Husen

Bayume Mohamed Husen
Male. German actor
First Name: Bayume
Born on February 22, 1904
Died on November 24, 1944 (aged 40)

10. Emily Ruete

Emily Ruete
Female. German writer, emigrated princess of Zanzibar
First Name: Emily
Born on August 30, 1844
Died on February 29, 1924 (aged 79)

11. Reginald Mengi

Reginald  Mengi
Male. Tanzanian Billionaire Businessman
First Name: Reginald
Born on November 30, 1942
Died on May 2, 2019 (aged 76)
Born in Tanzania

12. Tippu Tip

Tippu Tip
Male. Swahili slave trader
First Name: Tippu
Born on January 1, 1837
Died on June 13, 1905 (aged 68)
Born in Tanzania

13. Julius Nyerere

Julius Nyerere
Male. Tanzanian politician and writer, first Prime Minister and President of Tanzania
First Name: Julius
Last Name: Nyerere
Born on April 13, 1922
Died on October 14, 1999 (aged 77)

14. Ali Hassan Mwinyi

Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Male. Tanzanian President
First Name: Ali
Last Name: Mwinyi
Born on May 8, 1925 (age 96)
Born in Tanzania

15. Seif Sharif Hamad

Seif Sharif Hamad
Male. First Vice President of Zanzibar
First Name: Seif
Last Name: Hamad
Born on October 22, 1943
Died on February 17, 2021 (aged 77)
Born in Tanzania

16. Deepak Obhrai

Deepak Obhrai
Male. Canadian politician
First Name: Deepak
Born on July 5, 1950
Died on August 2, 2019 (aged 69)

17. Fiona Richardson
Fiona Catherine Alison Richardson

Fiona Richardson
Female. Australian politician
First Name: Fiona
Born on November 22, 1966
Died on August 23, 2017 (aged 50)

18. Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar

Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar
Male. Sultan of Zanzibar
First Name: Jamshid
Born in Tanzania

19. Muhammed Said Abdulla

Muhammed Said Abdulla
Male. Tanzanian writer
First Name: Muhammed
Last Name: Abdulla
Died on November 30, 1990 (aged 20)
Born in Tanzania

20. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
Male. Tanzanian politician and president
First Name: Jakaya
Born on October 7, 1950 (age 70)
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