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Wael Ghonim
وائل غنيم

Ghonim in 2014
Born (1980-12-23) 23 December 1980 (age 36)
Cairo, Egypt
Residence San Francisco, California, U.S.
Nationality Egyptian
Alma mater

Cairo University (B.S.)
American University in Cairo (M.B.A.)

Occupation Entrepreneur in Residence
Employer Google Ventures

The transition from dictatorship to democracy is always very difficult, and if you read a history of any country that went through this, it wasn’t easy. And, you know, you don’t end dictatorship one day and next day you have fully fledged democracy.
Wael Ghonim
The last thing I would do to this country is to even put my personal interests about the country’s interest. I have never done that in my life, and I will never do it because I, you know, I was brought up as a very patriotic Egyptian, and this is not just going to happen.
Wael Ghonim
As an Egyptian, I was always frustrated, just like many young Egyptians, of the situation in the country. And to a large extent, we didn’t know what could we do. And looking at Khaled’s photo after his death; basically I just felt that we are all Khaled Said.
Wael Ghonim
I’m married to an American. I work for a company that is, you know, its headquarters in the U.S.
Wael Ghonim
I am not a hero, O.K.? I am not a hero. I am a very ordinary person.