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Famous People From Saudi Arabia

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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

    BirthplaceJeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud (Arabic: الوليد بن طلال بن عبدالعزيز آل... more on Wikipedia
  • Abul Kalam Azad

    Abul Kalam Azad

    Dec. at 70 (1888-1958)

    BirthplaceMecca, Saudi Arabia

    Maulana Sayyid Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad... more on Wikipedia
  • Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    BirthplaceTa'if, Saudi Arabia

    Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: سعود بن فيصل بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎), also... more on Wikipedia
  • Umar


    Dec. at 60 (584-644)

    BirthplaceMecca, Saudi Arabia

    Umar (), also spelled Omar (; Arabic: عمر بن الخطاب‎ ʻUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb [ˈʕomɑr-, ˈʕʊmɑr... more on Wikipedia
  • Sultan bin Salman Al Saud

    BirthplaceRiyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: سلطان بن سلمان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎) (born... more on Wikipedia
  • Khalid ibn al-Walid

    Khalid ibn al-Walid

    Dec. at 50 (592-642)

    BirthplaceMecca, Saudi Arabia

    Khālid ibn al-Walīd ibn al-Mughīrah al-Makhzūmī (Arabic: خالد بن الوليد بن المغيرة المخزومي‎‎;... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kumar Mangalam Birla


    Kumar Mangalam Birla (born 14 June 1967) is an Indian billionaire industrialist, and the... more on Wikipedia
  • Khalid bin Mahfouz

    Dec. at 60 (1949-2009)

    BirthplaceJeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Khalid bin Mahfouz (December 26, 1949 – August 16, 2009) (Arabic: خالد بن محفوظ‎) was a Saudi... more on Wikipedia
  • Ghazi Abdul Rahman Al Gosaibi

    Dec. at 70 (1940-2010)

    BirthplaceHofuf, Saudi Arabia

    Ghazi Abdul Rahman Al Gosaibi (Arabic: غازي بن عبدالرحمن القصيبي‎; 3 March 1940 – 15 August... more on Wikipedia
  • Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    BirthplaceRiyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Abdul Majeed bin Abdul Aziz (Arabic: عبد المجيد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود, ʿAbd al-Majīd bin ʿAbd... more on Wikipedia
  • Hatem Faheem

    BirthplaceJeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Turki bin Faisal Al Saud

    BirthplaceMecca, Saudi Arabia

    Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: تركي بن فيصل بن عبد الـعزيز آل سعود‎) (born 15... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceMecca, Saudi Arabia

    Ahmed Zaki Yamani (Arabic: أحمد زكي يماني‎; born 30 June 1930) is a Saudi Arabian politician... more on Wikipedia
  • Mohammed Al Turki

    Mohammed Al Turki

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceSaudi Arabia

    Mohammed Al Turki is a film producer.
  • Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

    BirthplaceRiyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: عبدالله بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود‎, ‘Abd Allāh ibn ‘Abd... more on Wikipedia
  • Fahd of Saudi Arabia

    Fahd of Saudi Arabia

    Dec. at 82 (1923-2005)

    BirthplaceRiyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Arabic: فهد بن عبد العزيز آل... more on Wikipedia
  • Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceJeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Faisal bin Salman (Arabic: فيصل بن سلمان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎; born 25 December 1970) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Bobby Rahal

    BirthplaceMedina, Saudi Arabia

    Robert Woodward "Bobby" Rahal (born January 10, 1953) is an American former auto racing driver... more on Wikipedia
  • Talal Asad

    Age: 87

    BirthplaceSaudi Arabia

    Talal Asad (born 1932) is an American cultural anthropologist at the Graduate Center of the... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceMecca, Saudi Arabia

    Muhammed Saeed Taib (Arabic: محمد سعيد طيب‎, Muḥammad Sa‘eed Ṭayib) (born 1939) is a Saudi... more on Wikipedia
  • Adel al-Jubeir

    BirthplaceAl Majma'ah, Saudi Arabia

    Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir (Arabic: عادل بن أحمد الجبير‎; born 1 February 1962) is a Saudi... more on Wikipedia
  • Adnan Khashoggi

    Adnan Khashoggi

    Age: 85

    BirthplaceMecca, Saudi Arabia

    Adnan Khashoggi (Arabic: عدنان خاشقجي‎; 25 July 1935 – 6 June 2017) was a Saudi Arabian... more on Wikipedia
  • Al-Waqidi

    Dec. at 77 (745-822)

    BirthplaceMedina, Saudi Arabia

    Abu `Abdullah Muhammad Ibn ‘Omar Ibn Waqid al-Aslami (Arabic أبو عبد الله محمد بن عمر بن واقد... more on Wikipedia
  • Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceRiyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: مقرن بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود‎; born 15 September 1945) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Abbas Alqaisoum

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceQatif, Saudi Arabia