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List of famous people from Lebanon, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Lebanon, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Lebanon you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Lebanon, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 64
Phillip Martin "Phil" Simms is a retired American football quarterback who spent his entire 14-year career playing for the New York Giants of the NFL. He is currently a television ...more
Joe Hachem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 52
Joseph Hachem is a Lebanese Australian professional poker player known for winning the main event of the 2005 World Series of Poker. He was the first Australian to win the main event, which ...more
Samir Kassir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Dec. at 45 (1960-2005)
Samir Kassir was a French-Lebanese professor of history at Saint-Joseph University and journalist.
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 53
Stephen Douglas "Steve" Kerr is a retired American professional basketball player and current head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Kerr is a 5-time NBA champion, winning three ...more
Kerry Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 46
Kerry Michael Collins is a former American football quarterback who played sixteen seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for Penn State University and earned ...more
Ray R. Irani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 84
Ray R. Irani is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Occidental Petroleum. He has worked at Occidental Petroleum for over 20 years, serving as a director since 1984, chief ...more
Howard Hesseman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 79
Howard Hesseman is an American actor best known for playing disc jockey Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati and schoolteacher Charlie Moore on Head of the Class.
Rashid Karami is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Dec. at 66 (1921-1987)
Rashid Abdul Hamid Karami was a Lebanese statesman. He was one of the most important political figures in Lebanon for more than 30 years, including during much of Lebanese Civil War, and he ...more
Elissa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 46
Elissar Zakaria Khoury, commonly known as Elissa, is a Lebanese best-selling recording artist and one of the most prominent Arab women. Elissa is known for her distinct style of music which ...more
Dom Joly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 51
Dominic John Joly, known as Dom Joly is an English television comedian and journalist, best known as the star of Trigger Happy TV, a hidden camera show that was sold to over seventy countries ...more
Elie Saab is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 54
Elie Saab, sometimes known simply as 'ES', is a Lebanese fashion designer. His main workshop is in Lebanon, with additional workshops in Milan and Paris.
Fadl Shaker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 49
Fadl Abdulrahman Shamandar better known as Fadl Shaker is a prominent Lebanese singer of Lebanese and Palestinian origin. He was signed to Al Khouyoul Records and from 2003 onwards with Rotana ...more
Octavia Nasr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 53
Octavia Nasr is a Lebanese journalist who covers Middle East affairs. She served as CNN’s Senior Editor of Mideast affairs until her dismissal in July 2010 over her public statement of respect ...more
Ghida Fakhry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 49
Ghida Fakhry, also known as Ghida Fakhry Khane, is a Lebanese broadcast journalist who has been one of the primary broadcasters for the news channel Al Jazeera English since its launch. She has ...more
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Dec. at 69 (1740-1809)
Jonathan Trumbull Jr. was an American politician who served as the second Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
Najwa Karam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 52
Najwa Karam is a Lebanese multi-Platinum, best-selling recording artist in the Middle East, who has sold over 60 million records worldwide. Najwa, widely known for her vocal powerhouse, has ...more
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 59
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, and risk analyst, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. His 2007 book The ...more
Hassan Nasrallah is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 58
Hassan Nasrallah has been the third Secretary General of the Lebanese political and paramilitary organization Hezbollah since his predecessor, Abbas al-Musawi, was assassinated by the Israel ...more
John Wheelock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
John Wheelock Dec. at 63 (1754-1817)
John Wheelock was the eldest son of Eleazar Wheelock who was the founder and first president of Dartmouth College; John Wheelock succeeded his father as the College’s second president.
Gad Saad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 54
Gad Saad is an evolutionary behavioral scientist at the John Molson School of Business who is known for applying evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behaviour. He holds the ...more
Malcolm Kerr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Dec. at 53 (1931-1984)
Malcolm H. Kerr was a university professor, whose speciality was the Middle East and the Arab world. Although a citizen of the United States of America, he was born and raised, and died, in ...more
Siska is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
age 35
Siska is a film director, screenwriter and film editor.
Amin al-Rihani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Dec. at 64 (1876-1940)
Ameen Rihani, was a Lebanese Arab-American writer, intellectual and political activist. He was also a major figure in the mahjar literary movement developed by Arab emigrants in North America, ...more
Gebran Tueni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Dec. at 48 (1957-2005)
Gebran Ghassan Tueni was a Lebanese politician and the former editor and publisher of daily paper An Nahar, established by his grandfather, also named Gebran Tueni, in 1933.
Porphyry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Dec. at 71 (234-305)
Porphyry of Tyre was a Neoplatonic philosopher who was born in Tyre. He edited and published the Enneads, the only collection of the work of his teacher Plotinus. He also wrote many works ...more