Our Picks of Jamaican Top 12 Famous Jamaicans

You can find famous Jamaicans worldwide in every aspect of life and different professions, from fashion to sports to politics to entertainment. This list of famous Jamaican could be exhaustive so we have compiled a list of our top 12.  Be sure to add your favorites to this list. During the year leading up to Jamaica’s 50th Independence on August 6, 2012, each week we’ll be compiling a list of things celebrating Jamaican foods, music, culture, people and more.

Here are our 12 picks of Famous Jamaican (Alphabetic order):

  1. Bob Marley (Reggae Musician)
  2. Buju Banton (Reggae Musician)
  3. “Butch” Stewart (Jamaican Businessman)
  4. Carla Campbell (Model)
  5. Chris Blackwell (President & CEO Of Island Records)
  6. Lennox Lewis (Former World Champion Boxer)
  7. Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverly (Actor, Poet, and Jamaican Cultural Icon)
  8. Marcus Garvey (Political & Civil Right Activist)
  9. Merlene Ottey,( Athletic Sprinter )
  10. Patrick Ewing ( Former NBA Star
  11. Sean Paul  (Reggae Musician)
  12. Usain Bolt ( Jamaican Sprinter)