List of Bahamians

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This is a list of Bahamians, who are identified with the Bahamas through residential, legal, historical, or cultural means, grouped by their area of notability.

Business people[edit]

  • Pauline Allen-Dean – first woman to become manager of a commercial bank and the first woman to serve as managing director of a commercial bank
  • Garet 'Tiger' Finlayson OBE  – owner of Solomon Mines (luxury retail goods), Burns House and Butler & Sands



  • Mary Moseley – editor of the Nassau Guardian from 1904 to 1952



  • Chavano Rainier "Buddy" Hield (born December 17, 1993)is a Bahamian professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named the Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016,and in 2016, he received four major national player of the year awards. Hield was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Celebrities and billionaires[edit]

The Bahamas has one of the largest registers of celebrities who reside permanently or have legal residential status in a country not of their native birth, hometown or place of origin. This is primarily due to the favourable financial sector that is tax free (from income, capital gains, inheritance, among others[1]) and is one of the top three worldwide centres in offshore banking. Also, there is a high-quality tourism product, ranking first in the Caribbean and Atlantic region among island destinations. Another is a favorable immigration policy toward wealthy nationals. Those who invest $500,000 in property can be eligible for permanent residential status.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Jessica Robertson (2007-02-01). "Bahamas a Magnet for Celebs Seeking Sun". The Associated Press. Washington Post. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  2. ^ "Cage Helps Develop Bahamas Indie Cinema". The Associated Press. Fox News. 2006-12-09.
  3. ^ [1] "Mariah Carey reportedly marries in Bahamas - Tourism official says singer tied the knot on Windermere Island"
  4. ^ a b Dominic Price (2010-10-23). "The Bahamas: Never mind the celebrities - hiding away on Harbour Island is heaven". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  5. ^ a b Boffey, D. (12 July 2014). "Sean Connery joins Bahamas campaign to stop billionaire developing mansion". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. ^ [2] Theme Park Review, "Celebrities in the Bahamas".
  7. ^ "Joe Lewis profile". Forbes. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  8. ^ [3] Private Islands Magazine, "Eddie Murphy - Rooster Cay, Bahamas"

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