Wael Ghonim

1980 - Today

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Wael Ghonim (Arabic: وائل غنيم‎, romanized: Wā'il Ghunīm. born 23 December 1980) is an Internet activist and computer engineer with an interest in social entrepreneurship.In 2011, he became an international figure and galvanized pro-democracy demonstrations in Egypt after his emotional interview following 11 days of secret incarceration by Egyptian police. During these 11 days, he was interrogated regarding his work as one of two administrators of the Facebook page, "We are all Khaled Said", which helped spark the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wael Ghonim has received more than 238,219 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Wael Ghonim is the 14,848th most popular politician (down from 13,682nd in 2019), the 471st most popular biography from Egypt (down from 410th in 2019) and the 208th most popular Egyptian Politician.

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Among politicians, Wael Ghonim ranks 14,848 out of 15,710Before him are Drest X, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Tom Ridge, John W. Weeks, Larry Hogan, and Gretchen Whitmer. After him are Inés Arrimadas, Alexei Urmanov, Gilad Erdan, Larry Craig, Hattie Wyatt Caraway, and Madhav Kumar Nepal.

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Among people born in 1980, Wael Ghonim ranks 332Before him are Michael Albasini, Nina Zilli, Gus G, Shaun Evans, Matthew Amoah, and Ellie Kemper. After him are Paulo Assunção, Linor Abargil, Nadia Ali, Rachel Miner, Simon Gerrans, and Samira Makhmalbaf.

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Among people born in Egypt, Wael Ghonim ranks 471 out of 520Before him are Ibrahim Hassan (1966), Amr Khaled (1967), Ahmed Shobair (1960), Essam Abdel-Fatah (1965), Ayman Nour (1964), and Bassem Youssef (1974). After him are Mohamed Barakat (1976), Abu Hamza al-Masri (1958), Mona Eltahawy (1967), Ahmed Fathy (1984), Sylvain Sylvain (1951), and Amr Zaki (1983).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Wael Ghonim ranks 208Before him are Aly Lotfy Mahmoud (1935), Mustafa Ben Halim (1921), Farid Simaika (1907), Amr Khaled (1967), Ayman Nour (1964), and Bassem Youssef (1974).

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