Liberian striker and politician who was named 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year; scored 193 goals in his 411-game club career and competed for the Liberian national team from 1987 to 2007. In 2014, he was elected to the Liberian senate.
Liberian-born Dutch soccer player who made his senior debut with Twente from 2002 until 2004. While most notable for his time at Fulham from 2004 until 2009; he played for various others teams before eventually signing to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in 2014.
Singer and actor who skyrocketed to fame in 2017 competing on the ABC talent series Boy Band. That same year, he made his film debut playing Shon in Thick Water and appeared in the CW's Jane the Virgin.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the current President of Liberia. She is Africa's first elected female head of state, famously dubbed as the ˜Iron Lady of Africa'. An economist by training, she assumed office in 2006 as the first democratically elected female president in postcolonial Africa. Previously she had run for the post of senate, vice-president and president in Liberia and also raised her voice against the unjust rule of military regimes. She spent much of her political career in exile trying to increase international awareness about the chaos and violence that was consuming her country. Throughout her career, she demonstrated passionate commitment to good governance, advocating for the rights of women and the importance of education to provide a better future for her country and its people. Upon becoming the president, she made considerable progress, notably to relieve Liberia from its crushing foreign debt. She also worked towards the liberation of African women, who have long borne the brunt of the violence, instability, and poverty that plagued the continent. She personified the nation's ability to recover from the long nightmare of civil war and has been righteously honored with the ˜Nobel Prize for Peace' for her sincere efforts. She has revived national hope by strengthening the institutions of national security, leading the revitalization of the national economy, and restoring Liberia's international reputation and credibility.
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker who was drafted 20th overall in 2006 and named to his first pro bowl in 2010.
Darlington Nagbe is a Liberia-born American soccer player who has been hailed as one of the best young players in the country. He plays as a midfielder for the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer and the United States men's national soccer team. He moved to the US at the age of eleven, and was discovered by Caleb Porter, who coached him in the United States U-23 team and the University of Akron men's team. Two years after he joined Portland Timbers, Caleb became the head coach of the team and brought in many of his former teammates from his college team, which resulted in solid understanding between the coach and the players and helped him flourish. As his father, Joe Nagbe played in European countries, his fans feared that given the right opportunity, he might move to Europe as well. After long anticipation, he finally became a US citizen in September 2015 and was selected into the national team in November. He has been part of the Portland Timbers team which won the 2015 MLS Cup and the US international team that won the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in peace-building and promoting women's leadership in peace processes in her war-ravaged country. She led the peace movement, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003 and paved the way for peace to prevail in the hitherto politically unstable nation of Liberia. Along with fellow women's rights activist, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, she worked relentlessly towards the betterment of the Liberian women-folk who had borne the greatest burden in the war ravaged nation. She had freshly graduated from high school and had ambitious plans for her future when the he First Liberian Civil War erupted in 1989 and turned her life upside down. After a few years she learned about a program run by UNICEF for training people to be social workers who would then counsel those traumatized by war. She immediately joined the program and became aware of the rampant abuse women faced and the challenges and difficulties that lay ahead of them. Eventually she became a prominent spokesperson for women's rights and led the women's peace movement that ultimately put an end to the Second Liberian Civil War. She along with her collaborators, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman, were awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for their significant peace works.
Politician and 21st President of Liberia from 1980 to 1990 who was the first indigenous head of state in Liberian history.
Liberian politician and businessman who served as the Chairman of the Transitional Government of Liberia from 2003 to 2006, following the country's second civil war.
Liberian-born Dutch soccer winger who established himself in Portugal's Primeira Liga with Benfica. While with the club, he's been loaned out to Hamburg of the Bundesliga and Reading of The Championship.