This is a list of all the 29 heads of state and heads of government who have received the Nobel Prize. Excepting Winston Churchill who received the Literature Prize, all the others were awarded with a Peace Prize.

In office

Nobelist[1] Prize[1] Country[1] Status[1] Year[1]
Theodore Roosevelt Peace  United States 26th President of the United States 1906
Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the United States 1919
Hjalmar Branting  Sweden Prime Minister of Sweden 1921
Winston Churchill Literature  United Kingdom Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953
Willy Brandt Peace  West Germany Chancellor of Federal Republic of Germany 1971
Anwar Sadat  Egypt President of Egypt 1978
Menachem Begin  Israel Prime Minister of Israel
Óscar Arias  Costa Rica President of Costa Rica 1987
Mikhail Gorbachev  Soviet Union General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and President of the Soviet Union 1990
Frederik Willem de Klerk  South Africa State President of South Africa 1993
Yitzhak Rabin  Israel Prime Minister of Israel 1994
Yasser Arafat  Palestine President of the Palestinian National Authority and President of the State of Palestine
Kim Dae-jung  South Korea President of the Republic of Korea 2000
Barack Obama  United States 44th President of the United States 2009
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf  Liberia President of Liberia 2011
Juan Manuel Santos  Colombia President of Colombia 2016
Abiy Ahmed  Ethiopia Prime Minister of Ethiopia 2019

Before or after of office

Nobelist.[1] Prize[1] Country[1] Status[1] Year[1]
Auguste Beernaert Peace  Belgium former Prime Minister of Belgium 1909
Léon Bourgeois  France former Prime Minister of France 1920
Aristide Briand 1926
Gustav Stresemann  Germany former Chancellor of Germany
Lester Bowles Pearson  Canada future Prime Minister of Canada 1957
Eisaku Satō  Japan former Prime Minister of Japan 1974
Lech Wałęsa  Poland future President of Poland 1983
Nelson Mandela  South Africa future President of South Africa 1993
Shimon Peres  Israel former and future Prime Minister and future President of Israel 1994
José Ramos Horta  Timor-Leste future President and Prime Minister of East Timor 1996
Jimmy Carter  United States former President of the United States 2002
Martti Ahtisaari  Finland former President of Finland 2008


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "26 Heads of State or Government Awarded a Nobel Prize". Official web site of the Nobel Prize.