Who were the famous people in in egypt in 2008?
Hosni Mubarak would be one obvious one. An Aljazeera page mentioning him is linked. If you search the site for Egypt 2008 you might expect to find more.
Yes, there are many people born in Egypt who have become famous in the United States as well. Omar Sharif, Ahmed Ahmed (from "Iron Man"), Amr Awadallah (founder of Cloudera), Sam Khalifa (famous Major League player), Kareem Salama (country music singer) and Ahmed Zewail (Nobel-winning chemist) are just some of them.