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Famous Bahamians

Bahamas's Information

Flag of Bahamas
Land Area 10,010 km2
Water Area 3,870 km2
Total Area 13,880km2 (#155)
Population 327,316 (#178)
Population Density 32.70/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $9.07 Billion
Currency Dollar (BSD)
Largest Cities
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.

Famous Natives

A - B

  • Avvy songwriter, performer
  • Baha Men music group
  • Edward Clement Bethel composer, pianist
  • Nicolette Bethel educator, author, anthropologist
  • Pleasant Bridgewater politician
  • Kourtney Brown actor, television host (born in USA)
  • Ronnie Butler singer, entertainer
  • William Horatio Butler, Jr. "Yama Bahama" boxer
C - D
  • John "Chippie" Chipman entertainer
  • Perry Christie , former prime minister
  • Wendy Coakley-Thompson author (born in USA)
  • Jimmy Curry entertainment producer, human rights activist, author
  • Joshua DelaRouse basketball player
  • Dame Ivy Dumont former governor general of Bahamas
  • Sir Etienne Dupuch editor
F - K
  • Debbie Ferguson olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Rick Fox basketball player (born in Canada)
  • Orlando "Landlord" Francis musician
  • "King" Eric Gibson musician
  • Shane Gibson politician
  • Cuca Gilber comedian
  • Therese "T'rez" Hepburn musician, actress
  • Hubert Ingraham prime minister
  • Johnny Kemp singer, dancer
  • Mark Knowles tennis player
L - N
  • Shakara Ledard actress, model
  • Edward Clement Bethel composer, pianist
  • Calvin Lockhart actor
  • Tony McKay ("Exuma") musician
  • Gilbert N.M.O. Morris economist, author
  • Myles Munroe televangelist, author, speaker
  • Dexter Nottage football player
P - S
  • Sir Lynden Pindling former prime minister, "father of the nation"
  • Sir Sidney Poitier actor, director, author, diplomat (born in USA)
  • Cynthia A. "Mother" Pratt former deputy prime minister
  • Brettina Robinson singer, songwriter
  • Thomas Augustus "Tom" Robinson track and field athlete
  • Priscilla Rollins "Bahamian queen of soul"
  • Cara Saunders junior olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Winston Saunders actor, playwright
  • Kimbo Slice martial artist
  • Alexander "Alex" Smith football player
  • Edwin Smith football player
  • Joseph Spence musician, singer
  • Brent Symonette politician
  • George Symonette composer, pianist
T - W
  • Mychal Thompson basketball player
  • Persia White actress, singer (born in USA)
  • Tonique Williams-Darling olympic medallist

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

About the Author

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