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List of famous people from Yemen, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Yemen, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Yemen you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Yemen, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People include everything from Anwar Al-Aug to Zahar Omar Hamis Bin Hamdoun.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Yemen?" or "Which celebrities were born in Yemen?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Rizwan Khan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Rizwan Khan age 53 - Rizwan "Riz" Khan is a British television news reporter and interviewer. From 2006 until April 2011 he hosted his own eponymous television show on Al Jazeera English. He first rose to ...more

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Ali Abdullah Saleh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Ali Abdullah Saleh age 73 - Ali Abdullah Saleh is a Yemeni politician who was President of Yemen from 1990 to 2012. Saleh previously served as President of North Yemen from 1978 until unification with South Yemen in 1990. ...more

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Abdullah al-Sallal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Abdullah al-Sallal Died at 77 (1917-1994) - Abdullah al-Sallal was the leader of the North Yemeni Revolution of 1962. He served as the first President of the Yemen Arab Republic from 27 September 1962 to 5 November 1967. Al-Sallal the son ...more

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Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din Died at 79 (1869-1948) - Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din became Imam of the Zaydis in 1904 and Imam of Yemen in 1918. His name and title in full was His majesty Amir al-Mumenin al-Mutawakkil 'Ala Allah Rab ul-Alamin Imam ...more

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Claude Moraes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Claude Moraes age 51 - Claude Ajit Moraes is a British Labour Party politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament for London since 1999. He is Chair of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs ...more

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Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani Died at 72 (1939-2011) - Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani was a Yemeni politician who served as Prime Minister of Yemen from 1994 to 1997, under President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Ghani was a member of the General People's Congress ...more

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Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar age 70 - Ali Mohsen Saleh al-Ahmar, sometimes spelled "Muhsin", is a major general of the Yemeni army and was the commander of the northwestern military district and the 1st Armoured Division. ...more

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AbdulWahab Raweh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Yemen
AbdulWahab Raweh age 65 - Dr. Abdulwahab Abdo Raweh is an active Yemeni politician and was in the Yemeni cabinets. He has been in the cabinets of Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani, Faraj Said Bin Ghanem, Abdul Karim al-Iryani, and ...more

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Run Wrake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Run Wrake Died at 49 (1963-2012) - Run Wrake is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Abdul Rahman al-Iryani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Abdul Rahman al-Iryani Died at 90 (1908-1998) - Abdul Rahman Yahya Al-Eryani was the The President of Yemen Arab Republic from 1967 to 1974. He was born in Yemen in 1908. He was the President of the Yemen Arab Republic from November 5, 1967 ...more

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Yisrael Yeshayahu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Yisrael Yeshayahu Died at 71 (1908-1979) - Yisrael Yeshayahu Sharabi was a Yemen-born Israeli politician, minister and the fifth Speaker of the Knesset.

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Mohammed Abdullah Al-Dahi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Dahi age 22 - Mohammed Abdullah Al-Dahi is a Yemeni football player.

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Habib Umar bin Hafiz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Habib Umar bin Hafiz age 52 - Habib Umar bin Hafiz, is a Yemeni Islamic scholar, teacher, founder and the dean of Dar al-Mustafa Islamic seminary. He also a member of the Supreme Advisory Council for the Tabah Foundation in ...more

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Mesaad Al-Hamad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Mesaad Al-Hamad age 29 - Mesaad Al-Hamad is a Qatari footballer who is a right defender for Al Sadd. He is a member of the Qatar national football team. He was born in Yemen.

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Yasser Basuhai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Yasser Basuhai age 36 - Yasser Basuhai is a Yemeni football Forward who is currently playing for Al-Hilal Al-Sahili

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Khaled Baleid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Khaled Baleid age 29 - Khaled Hasan Baleid is an Yemenis football player.

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Muaadh Abdulkhalek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Muaadh Abdulkhalek age 43 - Mu'aadh Abdulkhalek is a Yemeni football goalkeeper who is currently playing for Al-Oruba in the Yemeni League.

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Akram Al-Worafi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Akram Al-Worafi age 30 - Akram Al-Worafi is a Yemeni football midfielder.

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Sharaf Mahfood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Sharaf Mahfood age 49 - Sharaf Mahfood is a Yemeni football striker for Club Al-Tilal، Yemen's top scorer the season: 1990–91، He played for Yemen national football team in the qualification series for the 1994 FIFA ...more

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Khaled Afarah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Khaled Afarah age 41 - Khaled Afarah is a Yemeni football Defender and Club Al-Tilal.

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Haim Cohen-Meguri is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Haim Cohen-Meguri Died at 87 (1913-2000) - Haim Cohen-Meguri was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Herut and Gahal.

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Ayman Al Hagri is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Ayman Al Hagri age 23 - Ayman Salah Al-Hagri commonly known as Ayman Al-Hagri is a Yemeni footballer who plays for Al-Najma in Bahraini Second Division League.

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Tariq Al-Khawbari is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Yemen

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Yiḥyah Qafiḥ is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Yiḥyah Qafiḥ Died at 79 (1853-1932) - Yiḥyah Qafiḥ, known also by the affectionate name "Ha-Yashish", served as the Chief Rabbi of Sana'a, Yemen in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Unto Rabbi Yiḥya Qafiḥ ...more

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Mohammed Abdullah Al Hamiri is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Yemen

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Abdulsalam Al Gadabi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Abdulsalam Al Gadabi age 37 - Abdulsalam Al-Gadabi is an Olympic swimmer from Yemen. He swam for Yemen at the 2008 Olympics, where He also swam at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne. His personal best for 50m ...more

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Mohammed Nasir Yahya Khusruf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Yemen

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Fahmi Salem Said Al Sani is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Yemen

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Yisrael Kessar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Yisrael Kessar age 84 - Yisrael Kessar is a former Israeli politician who served as a Knesset member for the Alignment and Labor Party between 1984 and 1996.

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Walid Said Bin Said Zaid is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Yemen

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Ahmed Mohamed Gulaid is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Ahmed Mohamed Gulaid age 85 - Ahmed Mohamed Gulaid aka Ahmed Jimaleh was the first chairman of Somali National Movement.

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Abdel al-Mudhaffari is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Yemen

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Tariq Al-Khawbar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Yemen

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Fayruz al-Daylami is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Fayruz al-Daylami Fayruz al-Daylami was a Persian companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He belonged to the descendants of Persians that had been sent by Khusraw Anooshiravan to Yemen, conquered it, and drove ...more

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Patrick Bingham-Hall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Patrick Bingham-Hall age 58 - Patrick Bingham-Hall is an architectural photographer who came to prominence in the 1990s. He is also an architectural writer and editor, and owns Pesaro Publishing, which publishes books on ...more

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Mukesh Ambani is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Mukesh Ambani age 59 - Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company and India's ...more

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Eddie Izzard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Eddie Izzard age 55 - Edward John "Eddie" Izzard is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer. His comedic style takes the form of rambling, whimsical monologue and self-referential pantomime. He had a ...more

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Fekri Al-Hubaishi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Fekri Al-Hubaishi age 37 - Fekri Al-Hubaishi is a Yemeni football striker. He currently plays for Al-Saqr. He is a member of the Yemen national football team.

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Keith Vaz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Keith Vaz age 59 - Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz, known as Keith Vaz, is a British Labour Party politician and has been Member of Parliament for Leicester East since the 1987 election. He is the longest-serving ...more

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Shoshana Damari is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Shoshana Damari Died at 83 (1923-2006) - Shoshana Damari was a Yemeni-born Israeli singer known as the "Queen of Hebrew Music."

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Muhammad al-Badr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Muhammad al-Badr Died at 70 (1926-1996) - Muhammad Al-Badr was the last king of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen and leader of the monarchist regions during the North Yemen Civil War. His full name was Al-Mansur Bi'llah Muhammad ...more

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Fahd al-Quso is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Fahd al-Quso Died at 38 (1974-2012) - Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso, also known as Abu Huthaifah, Abu Huthaifah Al-Yemeni, Abu Al-Bara', Abu Hathayfah Al-Adani, Abu Huthaifah Al-Adani, Fahd Mohammed Ahmed Al-Awlaqi, Huthaifah ...more

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Cahide Sonku is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Cahide Sonku Died at 62 (1919-1981) - Cahide Sonku was a Turkish actress, model, writer and the first female film director in Turkey. Sonku was founder of her own movie production company, Sonku Film, in 1950. she was thrice married ...more

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Tawakkol Karman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Tawakkol Karman age 38 - Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician and senior member of the of Al-Islah political party, and human rights activist. She leads the group "Women Journalists ...more

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Akram Al-Selwi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Akram Al-Selwi age 29 - Akram Al-Selwi is a Yemeni football forward who is currently playing for Al-Hilal Al-Sahili. He is also a member of the Yemen national football team. Al-Selwi played for Yemen at the 2003 FIFA ...more

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Khadija al-Salami is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Khadija al-Salami age 49 - Khadija al-Salami, is the first Yemeni female film producer. Al-Salami resides in Paris, France. At an early age, al-Salami was sent to live with relatives after her mother divorced her father ...more

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Abū Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdā... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Abū Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdānī Died at 52 (893-945) - Abū Muḥammad al-Ḥasan ibn Aḥmad ibn Ya‘qūb al-Hamdānī was an Arab Muslim geographer, poet, grammarian, historian, and astronomer, from the tribe of Banu Hamadan, western 'Amran/Yemen. He was one ...more

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Mohammed Ahmed Ali Al Asadi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Yemen

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Fatima Sulaiman Dahman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Fatima Sulaiman Dahman age 23 - Fatima Sulaiman Dahman is a Yemeni sprinter. She competed in the 100 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics; she ran the preliminaries in 13.95 seconds, which did not qualify her for

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Nabil Mohammed Al-Garbi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Nabil Mohammed Al-Garbi age 22 - Nabil Mohammed Saghir Al-Garbi is a Yemeni middle-distance runner. He competed in the 1500 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.