Cairo - Famous People Born in Cairo (Cairenes)

Famous People Born in Cairo (Cairenes)

  • Abu Sa'id al-Afif, 15th century Samaritian
  • Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Naguib Mahfouz, novelist, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1988
  • Mohamed ElBaradei, former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, 2005 Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Dalida, Italian-Egyptian singer who lived most of her life in France, received 55 golden records and was the first singer to receive a diamond disc
  • Yasser Arafat (1929–2004), Founder and first president of the Palestine Liberation Organization
  • Sir Magdi Yacoub (1935), world-famous cardiothoracic surgeon
  • Dorothy Hodgkin, British chemist, credited with the development of protein crystallography, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964
  • Naguib Sawiris, 62nd richest person on earth in 2007 list of billionaires, reaching US$10.0 billion with his company Orascom Telecom Holding
  • Sherif Sonbol (1956), chief photographer of the Cairo Opera House and Al Ahram Weekly, book author, first Egyptian photographer whose work has been subject of an exhibit at New York's Lincoln Center
  • Constantin Xenakis (1931), Greek artist
  • Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Turkish professor and the secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  • Voula Zouboulaki (1931), Greek actress
  • Raffi Cavoukian (1948), Canadian children's singer
  • Mido, professional football player for Zamalek SC, AFC Ajax, A.S. Roma, Tottenham Hotspur, etc.
  • Umar al-Tilmisani, 3rd General Guide (Murshid al-'Am) of the Egyptian Muslim Brothers
  • Alaa Abdelnaby, NBA player for the Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Sacramento Kings
  • Nora Valsami (1945), Greek actress
  • Maryem Tollar, Egyptian singer who primarily sings Arabic songs.
  • Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu, Turkish novelist
  • Sonja Zuckerman, socialite and philanthropist known for her charitable contribution to women's shelter and homeless organization, net worth of $5.3 billion

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