Famous People From Yemen

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.
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    • 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 first ...more
    • 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 on 22 ...more
  • Abdullah al-Sallal
    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 from ...more
  • Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din

    Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din

    Dec. at 78 (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 name ...more
    • 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 Group in ...more
  • Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani
    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 Ali ...more