Famous people Addis Ababa includes names like Endelkachew Makonnen, Ashenafi Kebede, Noah Samara, Moges Kebede and Mesfin Woldemariam. They have made great contributions in their respective fields.
Given below are some of the famous people from Addis Ababa:
- Noah Samara: He is the founding father and the Chief Executive Officer of WorldSpace Corporation. WorldSpace Corporation is the first satellite radio of the world.
- Wilfred Thesiger: He was a British travel writer, who was born in Addis Ababa on 3rd June, 1910. He died on 24th August, 2003.
- Moges Kebede: He is an Ethiopian editor, author and essayist who was born in Addis Ababa.
He is the publisher of a monthly magazine of the Ethiopian immigrant community in the United States. This magazine is known as Mestawet Ethiopian Newspaper.
- Endelkachew Makonnen: He was a well-known politician of Ethiopia, who was born in 1927 in Addis Ababa. He died on 24th November.
- Mesfin Woldemariam: Born in 1930 in Addis Ababa, he was an Ethiopian peace activist. He is one of the founding members of the Ethiopian Human Rights Council.
- Girma Wolde-Giorgis: He is the President of Ethiopia. He was born in 1924 in the month of December.
Zera Yacob Amha Selassie: Born in 1953, he is the Head of the Imperial House of Ethiopia as recognized by the Crown Council of Ethiopia.