Famous People From Papua New Guinea

List of famous people from Papua New Guinea, 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 Papua New Guinea, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Papua New Guinea 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 Papua New Guinea, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Papua New Guinea?" or "Which celebrities were born in Papua New Guinea?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Will Genia
    Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    Sanchez William Genia (born 17 January 1988) is an Australian rugby union player. He plays scrum-half for the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby and for Australia. Genia made his debut for Australia in 2009 and has since won 100 international caps. Former New Zealand halfback Justin Marshall said he was “best in the world for his position”.
  • James Marape

    James Marape

    Age: age 48

    James Marape (born 24 April 1971) is a Papua New Guinean politician serving as the 8th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea since May 2019. He has been a member of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea since July 2007, representing the electorate of Tari-Pori Open in Hela Province in the highlands.

  • Ben Wyatt
    Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Wewak, Papua New Guinea
    Benjamin Sana Wyatt (born 1 April 1974) is an Australian politician who is the current Labor Party member for the seat of Victoria Park in the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. Born in Wewak, Papua New Guinea, to Australian parents, Wyatt moved to Western Australia at an early age, where he attended Aquinas College in Perth. He went on to receive a law degree from the University of Western Australia, later attending the London School of Economics on a scholarship. Wyatt returned to Australia in 2002, where he worked as a lawyer. He was elected to parliament in 2006, at the Victoria Park by-election, replacing Geoff Gallop, a former premier. Wyatt currently serves as Treasurer and Minister for Finance, Energy and Aboriginal Affairs.
  • Steven Kari

    Steven Kari

    Age: 30
    • Birthplace: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    Steven Kari is a Papua New Guineaan weightlifter competing in the men's 85 kg and later 94 kg category.
    • Birthplace: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    Hitolo Areni (born 31 August 1980) is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, he has played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team since 2005.
  • Jokema (Honlly Isaac)

    Jokema (Honlly Isaac)