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List Rules People on this list must have gone to American University in Cairo and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from American University in Cairo, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from American University in Cairo include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished American University in Cairo alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended American University in Cairo are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from American University in Cairo.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Queen Rania of Jordan and Thomas L. Friedman.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to American University in Cairo?” and “Which celebrities are American University in Cairo alumni?”

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Thomas L. Friedman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Thomas L. Friedman Commentator, Journalist, Television producer Thomas Friedman appeared in The Revenge of the Electric Car documentary film.

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Queen Rania of Jordan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Queen Rania of Jordan Queen Rania of Jordan is the Queen consort of Jordan. She is also known as Rania Al Abdullah. Since marrying the now King of Jordan, Abdullah bin Al-Hussein, she has become known for her ...more

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Mohamed Atta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Mohamed Atta Mohamed Mohamed el-Amir Awad el-Sayed Atta was an Egyptian hijacker and one of the ringleaders of the September 11 attacks who served as the hijacker-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, ...more

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Chuck DeVore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Chuck DeVore Businessperson, Politician, Military Officer Charles S. "Chuck" DeVore is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the California State Assembly from 2004 to 2010 and represented the 70th District, which ...more

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Nonie Darwish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Nonie Darwish Public speaker, Author, Writer Nonie Darwish is an Egyptian-American human rights activist and critic of Islam, and founder of Arabs for Israel, and is Director of Former Muslims United. She is the author of three books: Now ...more

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Suzanne Mubarak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Suzanne Mubarak Politician Suzanne Mubarak is the wife of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and was the First Lady of Egypt during her husband's presidential tenure from 14 October 1981 to 11 February 2011. She has ...more

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Yuriko Koike is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Yuriko Koike Politician, Journalist Yuriko Koike is a Japanese politician, who was the Minister of Defense in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but resigned August 27, 2007 after only 54 days in office. She is a member of ...more

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William R. Polk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
William R. Polk Writer William Roe Polk is a veteran foreign policy consultant, author, and relation of president James K. Polk and of the prominent lawyer and diplomat Frank Polk. He is a former professor of history ...more

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Hani Salama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Hani Salama Film Producer, Actor Hani Salama is an actor.

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Omar Samra is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Omar Samra Entrepreneur, Writer, Motivational speaker Omar Samra is an adventurer, mountaineer, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker and future astronaut. He is the first Egyptian and youngest Arab to climb Mount Everest. He reached the summit at ...more

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Michelle Strucke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni

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Hisham Abbas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Hisham Abbas Singer Mohammad Hisham Mahmoud Mohammad Abbas, commonly known as just Hisham Abbas, is an Egyptian pop singer best known for his hit song "Habibi Dah" and his religious song "Asmaa Allah

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Gamal Mubarak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Gamal Mubarak Businessperson, Politician, Investment Banker Gamal Al Din Mohammed Hosni Ei Sayed Mubarak, is the younger of the two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and former First Lady Suzanne Mubarak. In contrast to his older brother ...more

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Yasser Abed Rabbo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Yasser Abed Rabbo Politician Yasser Abd Rabbo is a Palestinian politician and a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee. He holds an M.A. in economics and political science from the American ...more

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Mona Eltahawy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Mona Eltahawy Journalist Mona Eltahawy is a freelance Egyptian-American journalist and commentator based in New York City. She gained American citizenship in 2011. She has written essays and op-eds for publications ...more

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Abdullah S. Jum'ah is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Abdullah S. Jum'ah Abdallah S. Jum'ah, is a prominent Saudi business executive and the former President and CEO of Saudi Aramco, a position he held from January 1995 to December 2008. He serves as a director of ...more

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Hossam el-Hamalawy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Hossam el-Hamalawy Journalist Hossam el-Hamalawy is an Egyptian journalist, blogger, photographer and socialist activist. He is a member of the Revolutionary Socialists and the Center for Socialist Studies.

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Jihan El-Tahri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Jihan El-Tahri Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Jihan El-Tahri is a writer, director and producer of documentary films. She is a French and Egyptian national. In 1984, she received her BA in political science, and in 1986 her MA in Political ...more

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John O. Brennan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
John O. Brennan John Owen Brennan is an American government official who is the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He has served as chief counterterrorism advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama; his ...more

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Gihan Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Gihan Ibrahim Journalist Gihan Ibrahim, nicknamed Gigi, is an Egyptian journalist, blogger and socialist activist. She has been credited as being a part of a new generation of "citizen journalists" who ...more

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Bashir Barghouti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Bashir Barghouti Politician, Writer Bashir Barghuthi was a Palestinian Communist leader and journalist. Barghouti was born in the village of Dayr Ghassana in the Ramallah Governorate. He earned a BA degree in Economics from the ...more

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Spiros Zodhiates is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Spiros Zodhiates Dr. Spiros Zodhiates was a Greek-American Bible scholar, author, and ministry innovator. He was best known for his work in developing AMG International, a Christian missions and relief agency ...more

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Jonathan Schanzer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Jonathan Schanzer Jonathan Schanzer is an American author & scholar in Middle Eastern studies, and vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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Amr Waked is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Amr Waked Film Producer, Actor Amr Waked is an Egyptian film, television, and stage actor, known for his roles portraying Middle Eastern and Mediterranean characters. He is best known to international audiences and in ...more

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Ibrahim El Batout is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Ibrahim El Batout Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Ibrahim El Batout is an Egyptian filmmaker, based in Cairo, Egypt. Born in Port Said on 20 September 1963. He has worked as a director, producer and cameraman capturing stories mainly about ...more

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Yousef Gamal El-Din is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Yousef Gamal El-Din Journalist Yousef Gamal El-Din is an Egyptian-Swiss journalist and news anchor. He is currently the host of CNBC's Access: Middle East. He is also the channel's regional correspondent, based in Dubai and ...more

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Asaad Kelada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Asaad Kelada Film Director Asaad Kelada is an American television director of many popular American television situation comedies.

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Amina Wadud is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Amina Wadud Professor Amina Wadud is an American scholar of Islam with a progressive focus on Qur'an exegesis.

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Yosri Fouda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Yosri Fouda Journalist Yosri Fouda, born in Egypt, is an investigative reporter, author, and television host. He established Al Jazeera's office in London and was one of the star figures in the channel until he ...more

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Wael Ghonim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Wael Ghonim Computer Engineer Wael Ghonim is an Internet activist and computer engineer with an interest in social entrepreneurship. In 2011, he became an international figure and energized pro-democracy demonstrations in ...more

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Nemat Shafik is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Nemat Shafik Nemat Shafik is the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England with responsibility for markets and banking and a Member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee. She was the Deputy Managing ...more

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Ethar El-Katatney is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Ethar El-Katatney Journalist Ethar El-Katatney is an award-winning journalist, a blogger, and an author. She has worked as a staff writer at Egypt Today, the leading current affairs magazine in the Middle East, and at its ...more

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Aida el Ayoubi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Aida el Ayoubi Singer Aida el Ayoubi Arabic: عايدة الأيوبي‎; born 1964) is an Egyptian singer, songwriter and guitarist. She also has German heritage. She graduated from The American University in Cairo in the ...more

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Fjordman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Fjordman Peder Are Nøstvold Jensen is a Norwegian blogger who writes under the pseudonym Fjordman and who has been characterized by his critics as far-right and Islamophobic. Jensen wrote ...more

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Kabiné Komara is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Kabiné Komara Politician Kabiné Komara was Prime Minister of Guinea from 30 December 2008 to 26 January 2010. Until the end of 2008 a director at the African Export-Import Bank in Cairo, Egypt, Komara was ...more

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Alaa Mubarak is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Alaa Mubarak Businessperson Alaa Mubarak is an Egyptian businessman and the elder of two sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, who served from 1981–2011, and his wife Suzanne Mubarak. He kept a much lower ...more

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Khaled Bichara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Khaled Bichara Khaled Bichara currently serves as the Chairman of Dada.it, and the Co Chief Executive Officer of Accelero Capital. Prior to joining Accelero Capital, Mr Bichara was Chief Executive Officer of ...more

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Anoushka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Anoushka Kartanios Garbis Slim, better known by her stage name Anoushka, is an Egyptian singer and actress. She was born to an Egyptian father and an Armenian mother. She had her secondary school ...more

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Gawdat Bahgat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
Gawdat Bahgat Gawdat Bahgat is a professor of political science at the National Defense University. Bahgat was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt and earned degrees at Cairo University and American University in ...more

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Mohamed Ahmed Fouad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
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George Altounian 1972 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous American University In Cairo Alumni
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