List of Famous people born in Venezuela

Simón Bolívar

First Name Simón
Last Name Bolívar
Born on July 24, 1783
Died on December 17, 1830 (aged 47)
Born in Venezuela

Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte-Andrade y Blanco, generally known as Simón Bolívar and also colloquially as El Libertador, "the Liberator", was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the countries of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama to independence from the Spanish Empire.

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José Altuve

First Name José
Last Name Altuve
Born on May 6, 1990 (age 34)
Born in Venezuela, Carabobo
Height 165 cm | 5'5

José Carlos Altuve is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros signed Altuve as an amateur free agent in 2007, and he made his major league debut in 2011. A right-handed batter and thrower, as of 2017 he was the shortest active MLB player at 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m). His listed weight is 165 pounds (75 kg). From 2014 to 2017, Altuve recorded at least 200 hits each season and led the American League (AL) in the category. He won three batting championships in that span.

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Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco
First Name Garbiñe
Born on October 8, 1993 (age 30)
Born in Venezuela
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco is a Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player and former world No. 1. Since turning professional in 2012, she has won seven singles titles, including two majors: the 2016 French Open and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.

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Evaluna Montaner

Evaluna Mercedes Reglero Rodríguez
First Name Evaluna
Born on August 7, 1997 (age 26)
Born in Venezuela

Evaluna Mercedes Reglero Rodríguez, known as Evaluna Montaner, is a Venezuelan actress, YouTuber and singer, daughter of singer Ricardo Montaner and younger sister of Mauricio and Ricardo Montaner, known as Mau y Ricky.

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Born on March 11, 1988
Died on January 20, 2015 (aged 26)
Born in Venezuela

Tirone José González Orama, known by his stage name Canserbero, was a Venezuelan hip hop singer and songwriter from Caracas. He is regarded as one of the most significant rappers in Latin America. Since he was young, he showed interest in music, mainly influenced by reggaeton but, after the murder of his half brother, his musical references changed to more critical genres such as hip hop and hard rock, appreciable in songs like "Es épico".

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Andrés Bello

Andrés de Jesús María y José Bello López
First Name Andrés
Last Name Bello
Died on October 15, 1865
Born in Venezuela

Andrés de Jesús María y José Bello López was a Venezuelan humanist, diplomat, poet, legislator, philosopher, educator and philologist, whose political and literary works constitute an important part of Spanish American culture. Bello is featured on the old 2,000 Venezuelan bolívar and the 20,000 Chilean peso notes.

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Nicolás Maduro

Nicolás Maduro Moros
First Name Nicolás
Last Name Maduro
Born on November 23, 1962 (age 61)
Born in Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro Moros is a Venezuelan politician and president of Venezuela since 2013, with his presidency under dispute since 2019.

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Simón Rodríguez

Simón Narciso de Jesús Carreño Rodríguez
First Name Simón
Last Name Rodríguez
Died on February 28, 1853
Born in Venezuela

Simón Rodríguez, known during his exile from Spanish America as Samuel Robinson, was a Venezuelan philosopher and educator, notably Simón Bolívar's tutor and mentor.

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Hugo Chávez

Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías
First Name Hugo
Last Name Chávez
Born on July 28, 1954
Died on March 5, 2013 (aged 58)
Born in Venezuela, Barinas
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías was a Venezuelan politician who was president of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013, except for a brief period in April 2002. Chávez was also leader of the Fifth Republic Movement political party from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when it merged with several other parties to form the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), which he led until 2012.

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Juan Guaidó

Juan Gerardo Antonio Guaidó Márquez
First Name Juan
Last Name Guaidó
Born on July 28, 1983 (age 40)

Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez is a Venezuelan politician, a former member of the social-democratic Popular Will party, federal deputy to the National Assembly representing the state of Vargas. On 23 January 2019, Guaidó and the National Assembly declared he was acting President of Venezuela, starting the Venezuelan presidential crisis by challenging Nicolás Maduro's presidency.

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