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Famous Jordanians

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Abdul Karim al-Kabariti former prime minister
  • Diana Karazon singer, tv host
  • Sa'ad Khair intelligence, security official
  • Amer Khammash general advisor to King Hussein
  • Zaid Al-Khas basketball player
  • Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh prime minister
  • Abdul llah Mohammad Khatib government minister
  • Norma Khouri author
  • Rashed Al Khuzai prince
  • Tawfiq Kreishan politician
  • Haider Mahmoud poet
  • Abdelsalam al-Majali former prime minister
  • Ayman Hazza'al-Majali former deputy prime minister
  • Habis al-Majali soldier, former chief of staff
  • Hazza'Barakat al-Majali former prime minister
  • Hussein Al-Majali military general
  • Khaled Mardam-Bey software developer
  • Suleiman Mousa author, historian
  • Bahjat al-Muhaisen military leader
  • Ghazi bin Muhammad prince
  • Kamel Muhyieddeen government minister
  • Al-Badawi al-Mulaththam writer, scholar, historian, translator
  • Fawzi al-Mulki diplomat, former prime minister
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  • Hani Naser musician
  • Raghib al-Nashashibi military leader
  • Ibrahim Nasrallah poet, novelist, painter, photographer
  • Qassem Al-Nasser diplomat
  • Tawfiq Al-Nimri vocalist, composer, lyricist
  • Ahmad Obeidat former prime minister
  • Wajih Owais government minister, educator
  • Farouq Qasrawi diplomat
  • Mohydeen Izzat Quandour music composer, film director
  • Ibn al-Quff physician, surgeon
  • Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad prince
  • Ali Abu al-Ragheb former prime minister
  • Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh former prime minister
  • Kassim Al-Refai artist
  • Samir Zaid al-Rifai former prime minister
  • Kassim al-Rimawi former prime minister
  • Odai Yusuf Ismaeel Al-Saify footballer
  • Waleed A. Samkari military leader
  • Mai Selim singer
  • Nabil Shaban actor
  • Zaid ibn Shaker former prime minister
  • Wesam Al-Sous basketball player
  • Ali Suheimat politician, statesman
  • Attallah Suheimat politician, statesman
  • Muhammad Suheimat military general, statesman
  • Salah Suheimat politician
  • Tareq Suheimat physician, military general, politician
T - Z
  • Mahmoud Taha artist, potter, ceramicist
  • Mustafa Wahbi Al-Tal "Arar" nationalist, poet, political agitator, philosopher
  • Wasfi al-Tal former prime minister
  • Basma bint Talal princess
  • Hussein bin Talal former king of Jordan
  • Muhammad bin Talal prince
  • Fat'hi Abu Taleb military leader, politician
  • Bahjat Talhouni former prime minister
  • Nabil Talhouni diplomat
  • Fayez al-Tarawneh former prime minister
  • Abdullah el-Tell military commander
  • Ja'afar Touqan architect
  • Fawwaz Tuqan poet, novelist
  • Neda Ulaby news reporter
  • Omar M. Yaghi chemist
  • Ali Jamal Zaghab basketball player
  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi former head of al-Qaeda in Iraq
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Jordan's Information

Flag of Jordan
Land Area 88,802 km2
Water Area 540 km2
Total Area 89,342km2 (#110)
Population 8,185,384 (#96)
Population Density 92.18/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $86.19 Billion
GDP Per Capita $11,100
Currency Dinar (JOD)
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.