Famous Singaporean Leaders

Find out more about the greatest Singaporean Leaders, including Lee Hsien Loong, Lee Kuan Yew, Tony Tan, Goh Chok Tong and Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

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 1 Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew
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Famous As: Founding Father of Modern Singapore
Birthdate: September 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore, Straits Settlements
Died: March 23, 2015

Lawyer-turned-politician Lee Kuan Yew, also known as LKY, was the first prime minister of Singapore, from 1959 to 1990. He established the People's Action Party. He later also served as his country’s Senior Minister and Minister Mentor. He was also part of David Rockefeller's International Council and Forbes's Brain Trust.

 2 Lee Hsien Loong

Lee Hsien Loong
8
Famous As: Third Prime Minister of Singapore
Birthdate: February 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore

Lee Hsien Loong is a politician who has been serving as the current prime minister of Singapore since 2004. He has also been serving as the People's Action Party's secretary-general since 2004. Lee is credited with supervising Singapore's economic recovery after the 2008 financial crisis. A former army general, Lee served in the Singapore Armed Forces from 1971 to 1984. 

 3 Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Tharman Shanmugaratnam
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore
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 4 Goh Chok Tong

Goh Chok Tong
5
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore

 5 Raeesah Khan

Raeesah Khan
6
Famous As: Member of the Parliament of Singapore
Birthdate: November 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Singapore

 6 Tony Tan

Tony Tan
5
Famous As: Seventh President of Singapore
Birthdate: February 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore

Tony Tan is a Singaporean politician who served as the 7th president of Singapore from 2011 to 2017. Previously, he served as the 5th deputy prime minister from 1995 till 2005. As the president, he implemented steps to promote a more active civil society. The Foreign Policy Association awarded him a medal for "outstanding leadership and service" in 2011. 

 7 S. R. Nathan

S. R. Nathan
4
Famous As: Politician, Diplomat, Civil servant
Birthdate: July 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore
Died: August 22, 2016
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 8 Halimah Yacob

Halimah Yacob
6
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Queen Street, Singapore

 9 Ho Ching

Ho Ching
5
Famous As: chief executive officer
Birthdate: May 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore

 10 Pritam Singh

Pritam Singh
3
Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: August 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Singapore

 11 Chee Soon Juan

Chee Soon Juan
3
Famous As: Neuropsychologist, Politician
Birthdate: July 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore

 12 James Le Mesurier

James Le Mesurier
3
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: May 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: RAF Changi, Singapore
Died: November 11, 2019

 13 Josephine Teo

Josephine Teo
5
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore

 14 Devan Nair

Devan Nair
3
Famous As: Former President of Singapore
Birthdate: August 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Malacca, Straits Settlements
Died: December 6, 2005

 15 Stephanie Sun

Stephanie Sun
3
Birthdate: July 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Singapore

 16 Tan Cheng Bock

Tan Cheng Bock
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore, Straits Settlements

 17 Tan See Leng

Tan See Leng
3
Famous As: Member of the Parliament of Singapore
Birthdate: December 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Singapore

 18 Ong Teng Cheong

Ong Teng Cheong
3
Famous As: Architect, Politician
Birthdate: January 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Straits Settlements
Died: February 8, 2002

 19 Teo Chee Hean

Teo Chee Hean
5
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Singapore

 20 Nicole Seah

Nicole Seah
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Singapore

 21 Sundaresh Menon

Sundaresh Menon
3
Famous As: judge, lawyer
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Singapore

 22 Ng Eng Hen

Ng Eng Hen
5
Famous As: Politician, Physician
Birthdate: December 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Singapore

 23 David Marshall

David Marshall
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Singapore
Died: December 12, 1995

 24 George Yeo

George Yeo
5
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore

 25 S. Rajaratnam

S. Rajaratnam
2
Famous As: Journalist, Politician
Birthdate: February 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Died: February 22, 2006

 26 Sun Xueling

Sun Xueling
4
Famous As: Member of the Parliament of Singapore
Birthdate: July 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore

 27 Indranee Rajah

Indranee Rajah
3
Famous As: Second Minister for National Development of Singapore
Birthdate: April 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Singapore, Colony of Singapore

 28 He Ting Ru

He Ting Ru
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Singapore

 29 Tin Pei Ling

Tin Pei Ling
2
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Singapore

 30 Grace Fu

Grace Fu
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Singapore in Malaysia

 31 Gan Siow Huang

Gan Siow Huang
2
Famous As: Member of the Parliament of Singapore
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Singapore

 32 Sim Ann

Sim Ann
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Singapore

 33 Amy Khor

Amy Khor
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Malaysia

 34 Wong Kan Seng

Wong Kan Seng
2
Famous As: Prime minister
Birthdate: September 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore

 35 Koh Poh Koon

Koh Poh Koon
3
Famous As: Member of the Parliament of Singapore
Birthdate: March 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Singapore

 36 Low Yen Ling

Low Yen Ling
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Singapore

 37 Carrie Tan

Carrie Tan
2
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Singapore

 38 Denise Phua

Denise Phua
2
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Singapore

 39 Rahayu Mahzam

Rahayu Mahzam
1
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Singapore

 40 Lim Hwee Hua

Lim Hwee Hua
3
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Singapore

 41 Jessica Tan

Jessica Tan
1
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Singapore