Famous People From Saudi Arabia

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.
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    • 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
    Dec. at 69 (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
    • 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
    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 most powerful ...more
    • 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 Shuttle ...more
  • Khalid ibn al-Walid
    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 Sulaiman was ...more