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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
age 63
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

Abul Kalam Azad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Dec. 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
age 79
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
Dec. 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
age 62
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
Dec. 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
age 51
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 27

Turki bin Faisal Al Saud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
age 74
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
age 88
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 32
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
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

Fahd of Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Saudi Arabia
Dec. 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 48
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
age 66
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
age 86
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
age 80
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
age 57
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 83
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 Dec. 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 73
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 38