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List of current honorary Knights and Dames of the Order of the British Empire

This is a list of current honorary Knights and Dames of the Order of the British Empire.

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Military ranks listed denotes the awarded being in the military division.

Military rank Name Post-nominals Country Year appointed
  Bernard Haitink CH KBE Netherlands 1977
  Daoud Hanania KBE Jordan 1984
  Bob Geldof KBE Ireland 1986
  Lodewijk Christiaan van Wachem KBE Netherlands 1988
  Alfred Brendel KBE Austria 1989
Lieutenant General   Brent Scowcroft KBE United States 1993
  Lodwrick Cook KBE United States 1994
  James Wolfensohn KBE AO United States 1995
  Shoichiro Toyoda KBE Japan 1995
  Anand Panyarachun KBE Thailand 1996
  Libor Pešek KBE Czech Republic 1996
  Pelé KBE Brazil 1997
  Sergio Silva Amaral KBE Brazil 1997
  Clóvis Carvalho KBE Brazil 1997
  Teotonio Vilela Filho KBE Brazil 1997
  Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira KBE Brazil 1997
  José Israel Vargas KBE Brazil 1997
  Jürgen Gehrels KBE Germany 1997
  Jamshed Jiji Irani KBE India 1997
  Graça Machel DBE Mozambique 1997
Admiral   Leighton W. Smith Jr. KBE United States 1997
  Jacques de Larosière KBE France 1998
General   Klaus Naumann KBE Germany 1998
  Nobuhiko Kawamoto KBE Japan 1998
2nd Lieutenant   William Perry KBE United States 1998
Lieutenant General   Lajos Urban KBE Hungary 1999
  Bruno Ferrante KBE Italy 2000
  Francesco Rutelli KBE Italy 2000
  Gabriele Albertini DBE Italy 2000
  Giovanna Melandri DBE Italy 2000
  Riccardo Muti KBE Italy 2000
  Sergio Mattarella KBE Italy 2000
General   Mario Arpino KBE Italy 2000
  Paolo Peluffo KBE Italy 2000
Admiral   Sergio Biraghi KBE Italy 2000
General   Wesley Clark KBE United States 2000
General   Hugh Shelton KBE United States 2001
  Louis V. Gerstner Jr. KBE United States 2001
  Steven Spielberg KBE United States 2001
  Akito Arima KBE Japan 2002
  Alan Greenspan KBE United States 2002
  James Watson KBE United States 2002
  Niall FitzGerald KBE Ireland 2002
  Plácido Domingo KBE Spain 2002
  Rudy Giuliani KBE United States 2002
  Hiroshi Kitamura KBE Japan 2003
  Sam E. Jonah KBE Ghana 2003
  Noël Forgeard KBE France 2004
  Bernard Kouchner KBE France 2004
  Philippe Douste-Blazy KBE France 2004
  Jean-François Lamour KBE France 2004
  Dominique Perben KBE France 2004
  Gilles de Robien KBE France 2004
  Fujio Cho KBE Japan 2004
  Yusef Abdullah Al-Awadi KBE Kuwait 2004
  Waldemar Dąbrowski KBE Poland 2004
  Han Seung-soo KBE South Korea 2004
  Esperanza Aguirre DBE Spain 2004
  Håkan Mogren KBE Sweden 2004
  Murray Perahia KBE United States 2004
General   Tommy Franks KBE United States 2004
  Lawrence Gonzi KBE Malta 2004
Admiral   Christian Brac de La Perrière KBE France 2005
  Katsuhiko Machida KBE Japan 2005
  Bill Gates KBE United States 2005
  Donald Berwick KBE United States 2005
  Carlos Ghosn KBE Brazil 2006
  Klaus Schwab KBE Germany 2006
  Hans Rausing KBE Sweden 2006
Admiral   Frank Bowman KBE United States 2006
  Franklin Miller KBE United States 2006
General   T. Michael Moseley KBE United States 2006
  Ben Verwaayen KBE Netherlands 2007
  Bono KBE Ireland 2007
  Jean-Pierre Garnier KBE France 2008
Captain   John Warner KBE United States 2009
  Tiong Hiew King KBE Malaysia 2009
  Arun Sarin KBE India 2010
  Moza bint Nasser DBE Qatar 2010
  Daniel Barenboim KBE Argentina 2011
  Louis Gallois KBE France 2011
  Ray O'Rourke KBE Ireland 2011
  Bernard Arnault KBE France 2012
  Ann Murray DBE Ireland 2012
  Uta Frith DBE Germany 2012
  Kotaro Ono KBE Japan 2012
  Mark Pigott KBE United States 2012
  Jean Stéphenne KBE Belgium 2013
  Hisashi Hieda KBE Japan 2013
  Minoru Makihara KBE Japan 2013
  Choi Mun-kee KBE South Korea 2013
  Yoon Sang-jick KBE South Korea 2013
  Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi DBE United Arab Emirates 2013
  Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan KBE United Arab Emirates 2013
  Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan KBE United Arab Emirates 2013
  Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum KBE United Arab Emirates 2013
  Angela Ahrendts DBE United States 2013
  Melinda Gates DBE United States 2013
Admiral   Édouard Guillaud KBE France 2014
General   Jean-Louis Georgelin KBE France 2014
  Haruo Naito KBE Japan 2014
  Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel KBE Saudi Arabia 2014
  Michael Bloomberg KBE United States 2014
  John Franklyn Mars KBE United States 2014
  Hermann Hauser KBE Austria 2015
  Xavier Rolet KBE France 2015
  Ralf Speth KBE Germany 2015
  Mark Getty KBE Ireland 2015
  Martin Naughton KBE Ireland 2015
  Hiroaki Nakanishi KBE Japan 2015
  Ana Botín DBE Spain 2015
  Aurelio Nuño Mayer KBE Mexico 2015
  Claudia Ruiz Massieu DBE Mexico 2015
  Emilio Chuayffet KBE Mexico 2015
  Miguel Barbosa Huerta KBE Mexico 2015
  Pedro Joaquín Coldwell KBE Mexico 2015
  Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal KBE Mexico 2015
  Juan José Guerra Abud KBE Mexico 2015
  Luis Videgaray Caso KBE Mexico 2015
General   Roberto Miranda Moreno KBE Mexico 2015
  Kevin Spacey KBE United States 2015
General   Martin Dempsey KBE United States 2016
  Martin Hairer KBE Austria 2016
  Edna O'Brien DBE Ireland 2017
  Paul Polman KBE Netherlands 2017
  Pauline Philip DBE Ireland 2017
  Ralph Lauren KBE United States 2017
  Vitit Muntarbhorn KBE Thailand 2018
  Kazuo Inamori KBE Japan 2019
  Pierre Joxe KBE France