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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
Al-Waleed bin Talal age 62 - Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud is a Saudi business magnate and investor. He is a member of the Saudi royal family. Waleed was listed as one of Time magazine's Time 100, an annual list ...more

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Abul Kalam Azad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Abul Kalam Azad Died at 70 (1888-1958) - Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed Azad was an Indian scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement. Following India's independence, he became the first Minister of ...more

Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud age 77 - Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, also known as Saud Al Faisal, has been the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia since 1975. He is the world's longest-serving foreign minister.

Umar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Umar Died at 60 (584-644) - Umar, also spelled Omar, was one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs in history. He was a senior Sahaba of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He succeeded Abu Bakr as the second ...more

Sultan bin Salman Al Saud is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Sultan bin Salman Al Saud age 59 - Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is a former Royal Saudi Air Force pilot who flew aboard the American STS-51-G Space Shuttle mission as a payload specialist, and a member of the House of ...more

Khalid ibn al-Walid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Khalid ibn al-Walid Died at 50 (592-642) - Abū Sulaymān Khālid ibn al-Walīd ibn al-Mughīrah al-Makhzūmī also known as Sayf Allāh al-Maslūl, was a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He is noted for his military tactics and ...more

Kumar Mangalam Birla is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Kumar Mangalam Birla age 48 - Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian industrialist and the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporations in India. The group is India's third largest business ...more

Khalid bin Mahfouz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Khalid bin Mahfouz Died at 60 (1949-2009) - Khalid bin Mahfouz was a Saudi Arabian billionaire, banker, investor and former chairman of the National Commercial Bank, the first private bank in Saudi Arabia. Khalid is the son of Salem Bin ...more

Ghazi Abdul Rahman Al Gosaibi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Ghazi Abdul Rahman Al Gosaibi Died at 70 (1940-2010) - Ghazi Abdul Rahman Al Gosaibi was a Saudi Arabian liberal politician, diplomat, technocrat, poet, and novelist. He was an intellectual and a member of the Al Gosaibi family that is one of the ...more

Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Al ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Died at 65 (1942-2007) - Abdul Majeed bin Abdul Aziz was a prominent member of House of Saud. He was seen as a close ally of King Abdullah. However, he was also regarded as long-time ally of Sudairi Seven.

Hatem Faheem is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
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Turki bin Faisal Al Saud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Turki bin Faisal Al Saud age 70 - Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, known also as Turki Al Faisal, is a member of the House of Saud, the Saudi Arabia royal family. He is one of the founders of the King Faisal Foundation and serves as ...more

Ahmed Zaki Yamani is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Zaki Yamani age 86 - Ahmed Zaki Yamani is a Saudi Arabian politician who was Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources from 1962 to 1986, and a minister in OPEC for 25 years. With degrees from various institutions ...more

Mohammed Al Turki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Al Turki age 29 - Mohammed Al Turki is a film producer.

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia age 92 - Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was the King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from 2005 to 2015. He ascended to the throne on 1 August 2005 upon the death of his ...more

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Fahd of Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Fahd of Saudi Arabia Died at 82 (1923-2005) - Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, was the King of Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 2005. One of thirty-seven sons of Saudi founder Ibn Saud, and the fourth of his five sons ...more

Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulazi... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud age 46 - Faisal bin Salman 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
Bobby Rahal age 62 - Robert "Bobby" Woodward Rahal is an American auto racing driver and team owner. As a driver, he won three championships and 24 races in the CART open-wheel series, including the 1986 ...more

Talal Asad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Talal Asad age 84 - Talal Asad is an anthropologist at the CUNY Graduate Center. Asad has made important theoretical contributions to post-colonialism, Christianity, Islam, and ritual studies and has recently ...more

Muhammed Taib is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Muhammed Taib age 76 - Muhammed Saeed Taib is a Saudi Arabian political activist, lawyer, writer, and one of the most prominent liberals in the country. He is best known for his book Prince and Intellectuals where he ...more

Adel al-Jubeir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Adel al-Jubeir age 55 - Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir is the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States, and a former foreign policy advisor to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia. He is a well-known ...more

Adnan Khashoggi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Adnan Khashoggi age 80 - Adnan Khashoggi is a Saudi Arabian businessman. At a peak net worth of up to $4 billion USD in the early 1980s, he was considered one of the richest men in the world.

Al-Waqidi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Al-Waqidi Died at 77 (745-822) - Abu `Abdullah Muhammad Ibn ‘Omar Ibn Waqid al-Aslami, commonly referred to as al-Waqidi. His surname is derived from his grandfather's name Waqid and thus he became famous as al-Imam al-Waqidi. ...more

Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud age 70 - Muqrin bin Abdulaziz is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. A member of House of Saud, he was Director General of Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah from 2005 to 2012. In July 2012, Muqrin was appointed King ...more

Abbas Alqaisoum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Abbas Alqaisoum age 35

Nizar Madani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Nizar Madani age 74 - Nizar bin Obaid Madani is the state minister for foreign affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Khalid alDakheel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Khalid alDakheel age 35

Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Died at 44 (1958-2002) - Ahmed bin Salman was a member of the House of Saud and a media executive who was also a major figure in international Thoroughbred horse racing.

Kinda Hibrawi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Kinda Hibrawi age 37 - Kinda Hibrawi is a Syrian American artist. She is featured online for the Syrian Culture, Arts and History Center in Montreal, Canada.

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Mohamed Dione is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Mohamed Dione age 29 - Mohamed Dione is an actor, screenwriter and television producer.

Faheem Afrad is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Faheem Afrad age 20 - Faheem Afrad is a Saudi Arabian cricket player.

Al-Abbas ibn Ali is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Al-Abbas ibn Ali Died at 33 (647-680) - Al-‘Abbās ibn ‘Ali was the son of Imam Ali. Abbas is revered by Shiite Muslims for his loyalty to his half-brother Hussein, his respect for the Households of Muhammad, and his role in the Battle ...more

Malik ibn Anas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Malik ibn Anas Died at 84 (711-795) - Mālik ibn Anas ibn Mālik ibn Abī 'Āmir al-Asbahī is known as "Imam Malik," the "Sheikh of Islam", the "Proof of the Community," and "Imam of the Abode of ...more

Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud age 75 - Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the son of King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia.

Mutlaq Hamid Al-Otaibi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Mutlaq Hamid Al-Otaibi Died at 58 (1937-1995) - Mutlaq Hamid Al-Thubeiti Al-Otaibi was a Saudi Arabian writer and poet., and he was a member of the faculty of sharia at the University of Umm al-Qura. and he was the President of the Scientific ...more

Saad Hariri is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Saad Hariri age 45 - Saad-eddine Rafic Al-Hariri is a Lebanese-Saudi billionaire who served as the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 2009 until 2011. He is the second son of Rafic Hariri, the former Lebanese Prime ...more

Qasim ibn Hasan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Qasim ibn Hasan Died at 14 (666-680) - Al Qassim ibn Hasan is the son of Hasan ibn Ali.

Mohamed Al-Bishi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Mohamed Al-Bishi age 28 - Mohamed Eid Naser Al-Bishi is a Saudi Arabian football defender who currently, as of January 2010, plays for Al Nassr. He is a member of the national team, and was called up to the 2006 FIFA ...more

Khaled bin Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Khaled bin Abdullah age 65 - Khalid bin Abdullah is the eldest child of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the Allegiance Council.

Yasser Talal Al Zahrani is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Yasser Talal Al Zahrani Died at 22 (1984-2006) - Yasser Talal al Zahrani was a citizen of Saudi Arabia who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba. His Guantanamo Internment Serial ...more

Jörn Wemmer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Jörn Wemmer age 31 - Jörn Wemmer is a German footballer who plays for Schwarz-Rot Neustadt/Dosse. He is the brother of Jens Wemmer.

Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Died at 46 (1955-2001) - Fahd bin Salman was a member of the House of Saud.

Hayat Sindi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Hayat Sindi age 48 - Dr. Hayat bint Sulaiman bin Hassan Sindi is a Saudi Arabian medical scientist and one of the first female members of the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia. She is famous for making major ...more

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Sultan Al-Dawoodi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Sultan Al-Dawoodi age 38 - Sultan Mubarak Al-Dawoodi is a Saudi Arabian discus thrower. He was born in Bisha. His personal best is 65.08 metres, achieved in Kielce in June 2012. He has twice represented Saudi Arabia at ...more

Hassan Bukhari is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Hassan Bukhari age 23 - Hassan Bukhari is a Saudi Arabian cricket player.

Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais age 55 - Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz as-Sudais is the imam of the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a renown qāriʾ, and was the Dubai International Holy Qur'an Award’s "Islamic Personality Of the ...more

Mohaisen Al-Jam'an is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Mohaisen Al-Jam'an age 49 - Mohaisen Mubarak Jam'an Al Dosari is a former Saudi football player. He represented the Saudi national team during the period 1984-1994. He played as a striker.

Saud Al-Shuraim is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Saud Al-Shuraim age 51 - Saud ibn Ibrahim ibn Muhammad al-Shuraim is one of the Imams and khateeb of the Grand Mosque in Mecca. He holds a doctorate and is a Professor of Sharia and Islamic studies at the Umm al-Qura ...more

Ali Jaber is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Ali Jaber Died at 52 (1953-2005) - Ali Jaber, born Ali ibn Abdullah ibn Ali Jabber, was Imam at the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.

Rajan Raheja is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Rajan Raheja age 61 - Rajan Biharilal Raheja is an Indian businessman who lives in Mumbai. Forbes magazine has identified him as a billionaire with a net worth of $2.15 billion, making him the 30th richest person in