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.
- 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
- Baha Men – music group
- Etta Cameron – jazz singer; based in Denmark; frontrunner of the Danish 1970s and 1980s music scene
- Wendy Coakley-Thompson – writer; author of the novels Back to Life (2004) and What You Won't Do for Love (2005)
- "King" Eric Gibson – entrepreneur and musician; semi-official Ambassador of Bahamian Goodwill
- Sharmond Smith Flute and Saxophonist
- Lenny Kravitz – actor, multi-instrumentalist, music arranger, record producer and rock singer-songwriter; son of Roxie Roker
- Shakara Ledard – super model
- Myles Munroe – televangelist
- Sir Sidney Poitier – actor and diplomat; Ambassador of the Bahamas to Japan
- Roxie Roker – actress; known for role on the television series The Jeffersons
- Angelique Sabrina – teenage actor, dancer and singer-songwriter
- Persia White – actress; known for role on the television series Girlfriends
- Mary Moseley – editor of the Nassau Guardian from 1904 to 1952
- Alex Cooper – professional football player for the Cincinnati Bengals Played Football At the University of Houston NCAA Division I
- Klay Thompson – professional NBA
- Shaunae Miller – Professional sprinter
- Edner Cherry – professional boxer
- André Deveaux – retired professional NHL ice hockey player
- Yves Edwards – mixed martial artist
- Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie – Olympian/Golden Girl and sprint athlete
- Rick Fox – actor and retired professional basketball player; former National Basketball Association player for the Los Angeles Lakers
- Steven Gardiner – Professional sprinter
- Buddy Hield – NBA player; consensus NCAA Division I player of the year in 2015–16
- Tureano Johnson- Boxer
- Mark Knowles – professional tennis player
- Antoan Richardson – professional baseball player in the Texas Rangers Organization
- Myron Rolle – professional football player; former National Football League player for the Tennessee Titans; Rhodes scholar
- Kimbo Slice – streetfighter turned mixed martial artist
- Mychal Thompson – professional basketball player; former National Basketball Association player for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Lakers; nicknamed "Sweet Bells"
- Deandre Ayton – basketball player
- Tonique Williams-Darling – 2004 Olympic gold medalist (400m), 2005 IAAF World Champion, she split the Golden League – Million Dollar Jackpot ($500,000) by winning eight consecutive 400m events in the championship series; Bahamian government named a major highway the "Tonique Williams-Darling Highway"
- 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
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) 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.
- Nicolas Cage - owns estate residence on Paradise Island and a private island in the Exuma chains.
- Mariah Carey - owns a house on Windermere, a private island connected to Eleuthera, where she married Nick Cannon in 2008.
- Sean "Diddy" Combs
- Sean Connery - owns a property in Lyford Cay; has lived in the Bahamas since the 1990s
- David Copperfield
- Johnny Depp - owns private island
- Rick Fox - Bahamian/Canadian
- Bill Gates
- Michael Jordan
- Lenny Kravitz
- Joe Lewis (British businessman) - British billionaire (347th richest person on Forbes list of billionaires), owns a property in Lyford Cay
- Terry Manning - American record producer, operator of Compass Point Studios
- Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - own private island
- Shakira Mebarak
- Eddie Murphy
- Daniel Nestor
- Peter Nygard - Canadian billionaire
- Stephen O'Brien Politician
- Mike Oldfield - guitarist/composer(Tubular Bells etc.)
- Sidney Poitier - Bahamian
- Anna Nicole Smith (November 28, 1967 – February 8, 2007)
- John Travolta
- Tiger Woods - owns the Albany Estate
- Jessica Robertson (2007-02-01). "Bahamas a Magnet for Celebs Seeking Sun". The Associated Press. Washington Post. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
- "Cage Helps Develop Bahamas Indie Cinema". The Associated Press. Fox News. 2006-12-09.
-  "Mariah Carey reportedly marries in Bahamas - Tourism official says singer tied the knot on Windermere Island"
- Dominic Price (2010-10-23). "The Bahamas: Never mind the celebrities - hiding away on Harbour Island is heaven". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Boffey, D. (12 July 2014). "Sean Connery joins Bahamas campaign to stop billionaire developing mansion". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
-  Theme Park Review, "Celebrities in the Bahamas".
- "Joe Lewis profile". Forbes. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
-  Private Islands Magazine, "Eddie Murphy - Rooster Cay, Bahamas"