READ

Famous People From Saudi Arabia

Reference
Updated June 8, 2017 20.9k views 790 items

List of famous people from Saudi Arabia, 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 Saudi Arabia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list is made up of many different people, including Yasser Al-Qahtani and Abu Ayyub al-Ansari.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Saudi Arabia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Saudi Arabia?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Al-Waleed bin Talal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Age: 63

Birthplace: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud (Arabic: الوليد بن طلال بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود‎, born 7 March 1955) is a Saudi businessman, investor and a member of the Saudi royal family. He was ...more
Abul Kalam Azad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Dec. at 70 (1888-1958)

Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Maulana Sayyid Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad pronunciation (11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958) was an Indian scholar, activist and a senior leader of the ...more
Saud bin Faisal bin Abdu... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Age: 79

Birthplace: Ta'if, Saudi Arabia

Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: سعود بن فيصل بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎), also known as Saud Al Faisal (Arabic: سعود الفيصل‎‎; 2 January 1940 – 9 July 2015), was a Saudi diplomat and ...more
Umar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Dec. at 60 (584-644)

Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Umar (), also spelled Omar (; Arabic: عمر بن الخطاب‎ ʻUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb [ˈʕomɑr-, ˈʕʊmɑr ɪbn alxɑtˤˈtˤɑːb], "Umar, Son of Al-Khattab"; c. 584 CE – 3 November 644 CE), was one of the ...more
Sultan bin Salman Al Sau... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Age: 62

Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: سلطان بن سلمان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎) (born 27 June 1956) is a former Royal Saudi Air Force pilot who flew aboard the American STS-51-G Space ...more
Khalid ibn al-Walid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Dec. at 50 (592-642)

Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Khālid ibn al-Walīd ibn al-Mughīrah al-Makhzūmī (Arabic: خالد بن الوليد بن المغيرة المخزومي‎‎; 585–642), commonly known as simply Khalid ibn al-Walīd, and also known by his kunya as, Abu ...more

More Khalid ibn al-Walid 

#921 of 925 People We Wish Were Still Alive #741 of 2,444 The Most Influential People of All Time #900 of 1,471 The Greatest Minds of All Time

Kumar Mangalam Birla is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Age: 51

Birthplace: India

Kumar Mangalam Birla (born 14 June 1967) is an Indian billionaire industrialist, and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerates in India. He is also the chancellor ...more
Khalid bin Mahfouz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Dec. at 60 (1949-2009)

Birthplace: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Khalid bin Mahfouz (December 26, 1949 – August 16, 2009) (Arabic: خالد بن محفوظ‎) was a Saudi Arabian billionaire, banker, businessman, investor and former chairman of the National Commercial ...more
Ghazi Abdul Rahman Al Go... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Dec. at 70 (1940-2010)

Birthplace: Hofuf, Saudi Arabia

Ghazi Abdul Rahman Al Gosaibi (Arabic: غازي بن عبدالرحمن القصيبي‎; 3 March 1940 – 15 August 2010) was a Saudi Arabian politician, diplomat, technocrat, poet, and novelist. He was an intellectual ...more
Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaz... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Dec. at 65 (1942-2007)

Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abdul Majeed bin Abdul Aziz (Arabic: عبد المجيد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود, ʿAbd al-Majīd bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ʾĀl Saʿūd) (1942 – 5 May 2007) was a prominent member of House of Saud. He was seen as a ...more
Hatem Faheem is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Age: 27

Birthplace: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Turki bin Faisal Al Saud... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Age: 74

Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: تركي بن فيصل بن عبد الـعزيز آل سعود‎) (born 15 February 1945), known also as Turki al-Faisal, is a Saudi politician and diplomat. A member of the ...more
Ahmed Zaki Yamani is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Age: 88

Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Zaki Yamani (Arabic: أحمد زكي يماني‎; born 30 June 1930) is a Saudi Arabian politician who was Minister of Oil (Petroleum) and Mineral Resources from 1962 to 1986, and a minister in the ...more
Mohammed Al Turki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Al Turki Age: 32

Birthplace: Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Al Turki is a film producer.
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Age: 94

Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: عبدالله بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود‎, ‘Abd Allāh ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd, Najdi Arabic pronunciation: [ʢæbˈdɑɫ.ɫɐ ben ˈʢæbdæl ʢæˈziːz ...more
Fahd of Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Dec. at 82 (1923-2005)

Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Arabic: فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎ Fahd ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd; 1921 – 1 August 2005) was King of Saudi Arabia from 1982 to ...more
Faisal bin Salman bin Ab... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Age: 48

Birthplace: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Faisal bin Salman (Arabic: فيصل بن سلمان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎; born 25 December 1970) is a member of the House of Saud and governor of Madinah province in Saudi Arabia.
Bobby Rahal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Age: 66

Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia

Robert Woodward "Bobby" Rahal (born January 10, 1953) is an American former auto racing driver and team owner. As a driver he won three championships and 24 races in the CART ...more
Talal Asad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Age: 86

Birthplace: Saudi Arabia

Talal Asad (born 1932) is an American cultural anthropologist at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Asad has made important theoretical contributions to postcolonialism, ...more
Muhammed Taib is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Age: 80

Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Muhammed Saeed Taib (Arabic: محمد سعيد طيب‎, Muḥammad Sa‘eed Ṭayib) (born 1939) is a Saudi Arabian political activist, lawyer, writer, and one of the most prominent liberals in the country. He ...more
Adel al-Jubeir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Age: 57

Birthplace: Al Majma'ah, Saudi Arabia

Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir (Arabic: عادل بن أحمد الجبير‎; born 1 February 1962) is a Saudi diplomat who is the former Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs and the current Saudi Minister of State for ...more
Adnan Khashoggi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Adnan Khashoggi Age: 83

Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Adnan Khashoggi (Arabic: عدنان خاشقجي‎; 25 July 1935 – 6 June 2017) was a Saudi Arabian businessman known for his lavish business deals and lifestyle. He is estimated to have had a peak net ...more
Al-Waqidi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Al-Waqidi Dec. at 77 (745-822)

Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia

Abu `Abdullah Muhammad Ibn ‘Omar Ibn Waqid al-Aslami (Arabic أبو عبد الله محمد بن عمر بن واقد الاسلمي) (c. 130 – 207 AH; c. 747 – 823 AD) was a historian commonly referred to as al-Waqidi ...more
Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Age: 73

Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: مقرن بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود‎; born 15 September 1945) is a member of House of Saud who served as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia from January to April 2015. He ...more
Abbas Alqaisoum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Abbas Alqaisoum Age: 38

Birthplace: Qatif, Saudi Arabia