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Yes, there are thousands of world famous people from Jamaica - although some are more famous than others.
But I have to admit, I really marveled at the number of Jamaicans I found that are world true beaters when conducting this research. I mean those that have overcome the odds to make it, and make it grand on the world stage.
Considering also that we are still under 3 million people-only approximately 1/7th the size of New York, this is truly an amazing feat!
They sprung up from varying backgrounds, although many are who we consider 'grassroot' Jamaicans, or those whose families were not from the esteemed class.
The most readily identified are perhaps the musicians, led by Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley), but there are scores of other individuals who truly made our little rock proud.
The list includes:
Below is My Top 30 list (sorted alphabetically), of the most famous people from Jamaica or those with Jamaican heritage.
If you question my judgment or want to make a suggestion - with reason, please feel free to do so by clicking here.
OK, enough of my chatter, here you go!
Wikipedia also has an nicely extended and categorized list of famous people from Jamaica. Take a look at them HERE [opens in a new window].
I noticed they have a list of popular Jamaican Americans [if you care] as well. Take a peek at them right here as well.
Look out world, you may just be seeing my name appearing on this prestigious list of famous people from Jamaica soon. I hope. [SMILE!]
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