Paul Rusesabagina

1954 - Today

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Paul Rusesabagina (Kinyarwanda: [ɾusesɑβaɟinɑ]; born 15 June 1954) is a Rwandan politician, activist and humanitarian. He worked as the manager of the Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali, during a period in which it housed 1,268 Hutu and Tutsi refugees from the Interahamwe militia during the Rwandan genocide. None of these refugees were hurt or killed during the attacks.An account of Rusesabagina's actions during the genocide was dramatised in Terry George's film Hotel Rwanda, in which he was portrayed by American actor Don Cheadle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Rusesabagina has received more than 1,091,309 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Paul Rusesabagina is the 284th most popular businessperson (down from 260th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Rwanda (down from 5th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Rwandan Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Paul Rusesabagina ranks 284 out of 604. Before him are François-Henri Pinault, John C. Bogle, Roy E. Disney, Vicente Calderón, Maurizio Arrivabene, and Bruce Buck. After him are Melitta Bentz, Armand Hammer, George Averoff, John McAfee, Kenneth Arnold, and Rinat Akhmetov.

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Among people born in 1954, Paul Rusesabagina ranks 131Before him are Gabi Ashkenazi, Larry Wall, Henk ten Cate, Roberto Dinamite, Howard Stern, and Andrés Pastrana Arango. After him are Plastic Bertrand, László Krasznahorkai, Vitas Gerulaitis, Simonetta Stefanelli, Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, and Lesley-Anne Down.

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In Rwanda

Among people born in Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina ranks 6 out of 17. Before him are Juvénal Habyarimana (1937), Paul Kagame (1957), Félicien Kabuga (1933), Grégoire Kayibanda (1924), and Agathe Uwilingiyimana (1953). After him are Kigeli V of Rwanda (1936), Pasteur Bizimungu (1950), Dominique Mbonyumutwa (1921), Mutara III Rudahigwa (1911), Melchior Ndadaye (1953), and Sylvie Kinigi (1952).


Among businesspeople born in Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina ranks 2Before him are Félicien Kabuga (1933).