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Famous People From Yemen

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

People include everything from Anwar Al-Aug to Zahar Omar Hamis Bin Hamdoun.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Yemen?" or "Which celebrities were born in Yemen?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Rizwan Khan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Age: 56

Birthplace: Aden, Yemen

Rizwan Riz Khan (Urdu: رضوان خان‎; born April 1962) is a British broadcaster of Asian origin. From 2006 until April 2011 he hosted his own eponymous television show on Al Jazeera English. He ...more
Ali Abdullah Saleh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Age: 76

Birthplace: Sana'a, Yemen

Ali Abdullah Saleh (Arabic: علي عبدالله صالح , ʿAlī ʿAbdullāh Ṣāliḥ; 21 March 1947 – 4 December 2017) was a Yemeni politician who served as the first President of Yemen, from Yemeni unification ...more
Abdullah al-Sallal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Dec. at 77 (1917-1994)

Birthplace: Sana'a, Yemen

Abdullah al-Sallal (January 9, 1917 – March 5, 1994) (Arabic: عبد الله السلال‎) was the leader of the North Yemeni Revolution of 1962. He served as the first President of the Yemen Arab Republic ...more
Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din Dec. at 79 (1869-1948)

Birthplace: Sana'a, Yemen

Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din (or Imam Yahya) (18 June 1869 – 17 February 1948) became Imam of the Zaydis in 1904 after the death of his father, Muhammad Al-Mansur, and Imam of Yemen in 1918. His ...more
Claude Moraes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Age: 53

Birthplace: Aden, Yemen

Claude Ajit Moraes (born 22 October 1965) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for London since 1999. He is Vice President of the S&D ...more
Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Dec. at 72 (1939-2011)

Birthplace: Sana'a, Yemen

Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani ( (listen) AHB-duul ə-ZEEZ AHB-duul GAH-nee; 4 July 1939 – 22 August 2011) was a Yemeni politician who served as Prime Minister of Yemen from 1994 to 1997, under President ...more
Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar Age: 73

Birthplace: Sanhan, Yemen, Yemen

Ali Mohsen Saleh al-Ahmar (Arabic: علي محسن صالح الأحمر‎), sometimes spelled "Muhsin", (born 20 June 1945) is the Vice President of Yemen. He is a general in the Yemeni Army and was ...more
AbdulWahab Raweh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Yemen
AbdulWahab Raweh Age: 67

Birthplace: Ta'izz, Yemen

Dr. Abdulwahab Abdo Raweh (Arabic: د. عبدالوهاب عبده راوح‎) (born in 1952) is an active Yemeni politician and was in the Yemeni cabinets (1994 through 2006). He has been in the cabinets of Abdul ...more
Run Wrake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Run Wrake Dec. at 49 (1963-2012)

Birthplace: Yemen

Run Wrake is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.
Abdul Rahman al-Iryani ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Dec. at 90 (1908-1998)

Birthplace: Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen

Abdul Rahman Yahya Al-Eryani (Arabic: عبد الرحمن الإرياني‎) (10 June 1910 – 14 March 1998) was President of the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) from 5 November 1967 to 13 June 1974. Originally ...more
Yisrael Yeshayahu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Yisrael Yeshayahu Dec. at 71 (1908-1979)

Birthplace: Sa'dah, Yemen

Yisrael Yeshayahu Sharabi (Hebrew: יִשְׂרָאֵל יְשַׁעְיָהוּ שַׁרְעַבִּי; 20 April 1908 – 20 June 1979) was an Israeli politician, minister and the fifth Speaker of the Knesset.
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Dah... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Dahi Age: 24

Birthplace: Yemen

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Dahi is a Yemeni football player.
Habib Umar bin Hafiz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Habib Umar bin Hafiz Age: 55

Birthplace: Tarim, Yemen

Habib Umar bin Hafiz, is a Yemeni Islamic scholar, teacher, founder and the dean of Dar al-Mustafa Islamic seminary. He also a member of the Supreme Advisory Council for the Tabah Foundation in ...more
Mesaad Al-Hamad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Mesaad Al-Hamad Age: 33

Birthplace: Sana'a, Yemen

Mesaad Al-Hamad (born February 11, 1986) is a Qatari footballer who plays for Al-Shahania is a right defender . He is a member of the Qatar national football team. He was born in Yemen.
Yasser Basuhai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Yasser Basuhai Age: 39

Birthplace: Al Hudaydah, Yemen

Yasser Basuhai is a Yemeni football Forward who is currently playing for Al-Hilal Al-Sahili
Khaled Baleid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Khaled Baleid Age: 32

Birthplace: Aden, Yemen

Khaled Hasan Baleid is an Yemenis football player.
Muaadh Abdulkhalek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Muaadh Abdulkhalek Age: 47

Birthplace: Yemen

Mu'aadh Abdulkhalek is a Yemeni football goalkeeper who is currently playing for Al-Oruba in the Yemeni League.
Akram Al-Worafi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Age: 32

Birthplace: Yemen

Akram Al-Worafi (born November 12, 1986) is a Yemeni football midfielder.
Sharaf Mahfood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Sharaf Mahfood Age: 52

Birthplace: Yemen

Sharaf Mahfood is a Yemeni football striker for Club Al-Tilal، Yemen's top scorer the season: 1990–91، He played for Yemen national football team in the qualification series for the 1994 FIFA ...more
Khaled Afarah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Khaled Afarah Age: 45

Birthplace: Yemen

Khaled Afarah is a Yemeni football Defender and Club Al-Tilal.
Haim Cohen-Meguri is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Haim Cohen-Meguri Dec. at 87 (1913-2000)

Birthplace: Yemen

Haim Cohen-Meguri (Hebrew: חיים כהן-מגורי‎, born 1 April 1913, died 10 June 2000) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Herut and Gahal.
Ayman Al Hagri is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Ayman Al Hagri Age: 26

Birthplace: Yemen

Ayman Salah Al-Hagri commonly known as Ayman Al-Hagri is a Yemeni footballer who plays for Al-Najma in Bahraini Second Division League.
Tariq Al-Khawbari is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Tariq Al-Khawbari Age: 29

Birthplace: Yemen

Yiḥyah Qafiḥ is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Yiḥyah Qafiḥ Dec. at 79 (1853-1932)

Birthplace: Yemen

Yiḥyah Qafiḥ (Hebrew: רבי יחיא בן שלמה קאפח; Arabic: يحيى القافح‎ also known as Yiḥyah ibn Shalomo el Qafiḥ and as Yahya Kapach (his Hebrew name)) (1850–1931), known also by his term of ...more
Mohammed Abdullah Al Ham... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Mohammed Abdullah Al Hamiri Age: 37

Birthplace: Yemen

The United States has held a total of 115 Yemeni citizens at Guantanamo Bay, forty-two of whom have since been transferred out of the facility. Only Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia had a greater ...more