Ziad Fazah is a Liberian-born Lebanese polyglot. He is well known for his ability to speak 59 languages which he has maintained and proved in several public appearances. In those appearances, he successfully communicated with native speakers of a larger number of foreign languages.
According to Fazah, his abilities to learn languages are a gift bestowed to him by God. He was in the Guinness Book of World Records until the 1998 edition. He currently lives in Brazil.