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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 Rizwan "Riz" Khan is a British television news reporter and interviewer. From 2006 until April 2011 he hosted his own eponymous television show on Al Jazeera English. He first rose to ...more

Ali Abdullah Saleh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Yemen
age 76 Ali Abdullah Saleh is a Yemeni politician who was President of Yemen from 1990 to 2012. Saleh previously served as President of North Yemen from 1978 until unification with South Yemen in 1990. ...more

Abdullah al-Sallal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Dec. at 77 (1917-1994) Abdullah al-Sallal was the leader of the North Yemeni Revolution of 1962. He served as the first President of the Yemen Arab Republic from 27 September 1962 to 5 November 1967. Al-Sallal the son ...more

Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din Dec. at 79 (1869-1948) Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din became Imam of the Zaydis in 1904 and Imam of Yemen in 1918. His name and title in full was His majesty Amir al-Mumenin al-Mutawakkil 'Ala Allah Rab ul-Alamin Imam ...more

Claude Moraes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Yemen
age 53 Claude Ajit Moraes is a British Labour Party politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament for London since 1999. He is Chair of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs ...more

Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Dec. at 72 (1939-2011) Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani was a Yemeni politician who served as Prime Minister of Yemen from 1994 to 1997, under President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Ghani was a member of the General People's Congress ...more

Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar age 73 Ali Mohsen Saleh al-Ahmar, sometimes spelled "Muhsin", is a major general of the Yemeni army and was the commander of the northwestern military district and the 1st Armoured Division. ...more

AbdulWahab Raweh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Yemen
AbdulWahab Raweh age 67 Dr. Abdulwahab Abdo Raweh is an active Yemeni politician and was in the Yemeni cabinets. He has been in the cabinets of Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani, Faraj Said Bin Ghanem, Abdul Karim al-Iryani, and ...more

Run Wrake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Run Wrake Dec. at 49 (1963-2012) 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) Abdul Rahman Yahya Al-Eryani was the The President of Yemen Arab Republic from 1967 to 1974. He was born in Yemen in 1908. He was the President of the Yemen Arab Republic from November 5, 1967 ...more

Yisrael Yeshayahu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Yisrael Yeshayahu Dec. at 71 (1908-1979) Yisrael Yeshayahu Sharabi was a Yemen-born Israeli politician, minister and the fifth Speaker of the Knesset.

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Dahi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Dahi age 24 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 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 Mesaad Al-Hamad is a Qatari footballer who is a right defender for Al Sadd. 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 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 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 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 Akram Al-Worafi is a Yemeni football midfielder.

Sharaf Mahfood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Sharaf Mahfood age 52 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 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) Haim Cohen-Meguri 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 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

Yiḥyah Qafiḥ is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Yiḥyah Qafiḥ Dec. at 79 (1853-1932) Yiḥyah Qafiḥ, known also by the affectionate name "Ha-Yashish", served as the Chief Rabbi of Sana'a, Yemen in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Unto Rabbi Yiḥya Qafiḥ ...more

Mohammed Abdullah Al Hamiri is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Yemen
Mohammed Abdullah Al Hamiri age 37