Top 20 Famous People from Venezuela
In the world of 196 countries and about 4416 cities, a place often comes in focus and attention of rest of the world when a native person of that city or country does something commendable or attains fame for themselves. Let us have a look at the famous people from Venezuela.
1. Hugo Chavez
One of the influential Venezuelan in the world history is the former president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. During his presidential term, Hugo brought ground breaking changes to Venezuela including implementation of Venezuelan constitution in the year 1999 and democratic councils. He also implemented policies to nationalize the private industries in Venezuela.
2. Gustavo Cisneros
Next on the list of famous Venezuelans is one of the world’s richest men from the Forbes’ List, Gustavo Cisneros. His property costs about $4.2 billion. He is a famous media tycoon, which makes him one of the most influential Latin American as recognized by the New York Times newspaper.
3. Carolina Herrera
Born on 8th January 1999, Carolina Herrera is a world famous fashion designer who is also a Venezuelan. Her designs have always stood out from the rest for their grace and elegance, which explains why Carolina’s designed clothes were adored by First ladies like Michelle Obama and also Jackie Onassis.
4. Irene Saez
When it comes to make a country shine on the world map, what else can do it other than a Miss World crown? Miss Venezuela, Irene Saez was crowned Miss World in the year 1981. Beautiful Irene is known for her commendable policy implementation that reduced the crime rates in Chacao.
5. Rafael Caldera
Venezuela has been blessed with influential, powerful as well as politically efficient gentlemen who brought Venezuela on the world news. The former president of Venezuela who served two terms of presidency from 1969 to 1974 and from 1994 to 1999, Rafael Caldera is an influential Venezuelan who founded the COPE.
6. Humberto Fernandez Moran
In the history of surgical procedures, the success rates have sky rocketed with the advancement and invention of medical instruments which are essential for different surgical conditions. One such instrument is scalpel, which was invented by Venezuelan scientist Humeberto Fernandez Moran. This world famous research scientist was born in Maracaibo.
7. Carlos Raul Villanueva
Maracay, Caracas, and many other cities of Venezuela owe their era of modernization and architectural development to Venezuelan architect, Carlos Raul Villanueva. He is not only hero of 20th century Venezuelan architecture but is also the same Venezuelan who designed the main campus of Universidad Central de Venezuela, the oldest Venezuelan university.
8. Simon Bolivar
Simon Bolivar, a Venezuelan, was known as ‘The Liberator’ for his tremendous contributions in the South American political history. Born in Caracas, militant commander Simon Bolivar is marked for his strategies and plan of action that led to liberation of the Latin America from the colonial rule led by Spain.
9. Romulo Betancourt
Widely known in the South America as ‘the father of Venezuelan democracy’, Romulo Betancourt was one of the most important and influential figure of Venezuelan history. Romulo, the leader of the political party Democratic Action (Action Democratica in Latin), was the president of Venezuela from 1945-1948 and from 1959 to 1964.
10. Luisa Caceres de Arismendi
Every nation has some notable men and women whose contribution helped the nation to overcome colonial rule and breathe the air of independence. Luisa Caceres de Arismendi, wife of General Juan Bautista Arismendi, is marked as the brave and loyal heroine of Venezuela who played her part in Venezuela’s freedom fight.
11. Baruj Benacerraf
12. Eleonara Pons
14. Nicolas Maduro
15. Dayana Mendoza
16. Gaby Espino
17. Diosdado Cabello
18. Henrique Capriles Radonski
19. Cilia Flores
20. Jacqueline Saburido
Located in the northern coast of South America, the beautiful country that is known around the world for its natural landscapes, Venezuela is also the resident country of the world’s most famous and influential people who defined the country’s past, and present and would continue to glorify the country’s future.