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Who knew there were so many famous people named Yang in the world? Our list of celebrities named Yang includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Yangs below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Yang, actors named Yang, and much more. Yang Xinhai, Yang Mi, and Yang Wei are only a few of the well-known people named Yang on this list.

Yang Xinhai is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Xinhai Laborer Yang Xinhai, also known as Yang Zhiya, and Yang Liu, was a Chinese serial killer who confessed to committing 65 murders and 23 rapes between 1999 and 2003, and was sentenced to death and ...more

Yang Mi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Mi Actor, Singer Yang Mi is a Chinese actress and singer. She is noted for her roles as Guo Xiang and Tang Xuejian in the television series The Return of the Condor Heroes and Chinese Paladin 3 respectively. She ...more

Yang Wei is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Wei Gymnast Yang Wei is a male gymnast from China.

Yang Guozhong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Guozhong Yang Guozhong, né Yang Zhao, was an official of the Chinese dynasty Tang Dynasty, serving as a chancellor late in the reign of Emperor Xuanzong. His second cousin Consort Yang Yuhuan was ...more

Yang Liwei is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Liwei Astronaut, Fighter pilot Yang Liwei; born June 21, 1965 is a major general and military pilot and China National Space Administration astronaut. In 2003, he became the first person sent into space by the Chinese space ...more

Yang Lu-ch'an is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Lu-ch'an Yang Lu-ch'an or Yang Luchan, also known as Yang Fu-k'ui or Yang Fukui, born in Kuang-p'ing, was an influential teacher of the internal style martial art t'ai chi ch'uan in China during the ...more

Yang Chuan-Kwang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Chuan-Kwang Yang Chuan-kwang, or C.K. Yang, was an Olympic decathlete from the Republic of China. Yang attended college at UCLA where he trained and competed with team mate and Olympian Rafer Johnson.

Yang Ling is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Ling Yang Ling is a male Chinese sports shooter. He won both the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 2000 Olympic Games in 10 metre running target, being the only shooter to successfully defend an Olympic ...more

Yang Shangkun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Shangkun Yang Shangkun was President of the People's Republic of China from 1988 to 1993, and was a powerful Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of the Central Military Commission under Deng Xiaoping. He ...more

Yang Dong-geun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Dong-geun Record producer, Rapper, Singer-songwriter Yang Dong-geun or YDG is a South Korean actor and hip-hop artist. Yang majored in Theatrical Performance at Yong-in University Yang enlisted for mandatory military service in May 2008 for 21 ...more

Yang Yang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Yang Speed Skater Yang Yang is a former Chinese short track speed skater and current IOC member. She is a two-time Olympic Champion from 2002 Winter Olympics and a six-time Overall World Champion for 1997-2002. ...more

Yang Mianmian is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Yang
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Yang Huiyan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Huiyan Yang Huiyan is the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings and the fifth wealthiest person in mainland China. She is currently the youngest female billionaire as well as the richest ...more

Yang Hyun-suk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Hyun-suk Record producer, Businessperson, Singer-songwriter Yang Hyun-suk is a South Korean music mogul, musician, and record producer. He rose to fame as a member of Seo Taiji and Boys during the 1990's. After the group disbanded, he founded and became ...more

Yang Hyeon-jong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Hyeon-jong Yang Hyeon-Jong is a left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Kia Tigers in the Korea Baseball Organization.

Yang Ik-Joon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Ik-Joon Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor Yang Ik-june is a South Korean actor and film director. He is best known for the 2009 film Breathless, which he wrote, directed, edited, and starred in.

Yang Jiang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Jiang Novelist, Writer Yang Jiang, born Yang Jikang, is a Chinese playwright, author, and translator. She has written several successful comedies, and was the first Chinese person to produce a complete Chinese version ...more

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Yang Fudong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Fudong Artist Yang Fudong (born 1971) is a Chinese photographer, video artist, and filmmaker.

Yang Yilin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Yilin Yang Yilin is a Chinese gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic all-around bronze medalist and a member of the gold medal winning Chinese Olympics gymnastics team. Yang was also the 2007 World ...more

Yang Yang is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Yang Speed Skater Yang Yang is a Chinese Olympic speed skater. Yang Yang competed as a short track speed skater for the Chinese national team at the 1994 Winter Olympics, the 1998 Winter Olympics, and the 2002 ...more

Yang Chiang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Chiang Actor Yang Chiang is a Taiwanese actor.

Yang Jiechi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Jiechi Politician Yang Jiechi is a high-ranking Chinese politician and lifelong professional diplomat. He was the tenth Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, between 2007 and 2013. He joined the ...more

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Yang Wenyi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Wenyi Swimmer Yang Wenyi is a former freestyle and backstroke swimmer from China, whose best performance was winning the gold medal in the 50 m freestyle at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. She ...more

Yang Eun-Hye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Eun-Hye Weightlifter Yang Eun-hye is a South Korean weightlifter. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's 58 kg, finishing 14th.

Yang Kuei-Mei is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Kuei-Mei Actor, Singer Yang Kuei-mei is a Taiwanese actress. She has had starring roles in Eat Drink Man Woman, Vive L'Amour and The Hole. Yang has received several awards for her acting. She was named Best Asian ...more

Yang Xiuli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Xiuli Athlete Yang Xiuli is a Chinese judoka. She won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2006 Asian Games 78 kg category.

Yang Yun-ho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Yun-ho Screenwriter, Film Director Yang Yun-ho is a film director and screenwriter.

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Yang Borun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Borun Painter, Artist Yang Borun, born Yang Peifu, was a well-known Chinese poet, calligrapher, and painter of the Shanghai school. Yang was born to a scholarly family in Jiaxing, Zhejiang, he arrived in Shanghai in ...more

Yang Hak-Seon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Hak-Seon Gymnast Yang Hak-Seon is a gymnast from the Republic of Korea.

Yang Shin-young is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Shin-young Athlete, Speed Skater Yang Shin-young is a female South Korean short-track and long-track speed skater.

Yang Yu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Yu Swimmer Yang Yu is a female Olympic medal-winning swimmer from the People's Republic of China. She became part of the Chinese national swimming team in 1999, and will compete for Team China at the 2008 ...more

Yang Tae-Hwa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Tae-Hwa Yang Tae-hwa is a South Korean ice dancer. With partner Chuen-Gun Lee, she was the 1999–2002 South Korean national champion. They represented South Korea at the 2002 Winter Olympics, where they ...more

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Yang Jinghui is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Jinghui Yang Jinghui is a male Chinese diver who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics. He won the gold medal in the synchronized 10 metre platform competition together with Tian Liang.

Yang Yuqing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Yuqing Gymnast

Yang Bai is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Bai Actor Yang Bai was an actress.

Yang Lan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Lan Businessperson, Journalist, Presenter Yang Lan is a Chinese media proprietor, journalist, and talk show hostess. She is the Cofounder and Chairperson of the Sun Media Group and the Sun Culture Foundation. In 2013, she's ranked 100 ...more

Yang Heeun is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Heeun Yang Hee Eun (born August 13, 1952) is a Korean singer.

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Yang Hyo Jin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Hyo Jin Volleyball player Yang Hyo-Jin is a South Korean female professional volleyball player. She currently plays for Korean club Hyundai Engineering & Construction Hillstate. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London ...more

Yang Junjing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Junjing Volleyball player Yang Junjing is a female Chinese volleyball player. She is the Middle blocker of China women's national volleyball team.

Yang Yansheng is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Yansheng Track and field athlete Yang Yansheng is a Chinese pole vaulter. He is the Chinese record holder for the event both indoors and outdoors with bests of 5.80 and 5.75 metres respectively. Born in Binzhou in China's ...more

Yang Yang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Yang Professor Yang Yang is The Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. He is a materials physicist with expertise in the fields of organic ...more

Yang Yun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Yun Gymnast, Actor Yang Yun is a Chinese gymnast. She won the bronze medal on the uneven bars at the 2000 Summer Olympics along with a fifth place finish in the all around, where a fall off the balance beam cost ...more

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Yang Jia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Jia Yang Jia was a Chinese citizen executed for murdering six Shanghai police officers with a knife. Yang received international media attention for the public sympathy accorded to him in China, ...more

Yang Zengxin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Zengxin Magistrate Yang Zengxin, born in Mengzi, Honghe, Yunnan in 1859, was the ruler of Xinjiang after the Xinhai Revolution in 1911 until his assassination in 1928.

Yang Chien-fu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Chien-fu Yang Chien-fu, is a Taiwanese professional baseball pitcher. After serving in the National Training Team in 2001 and 2002 he was drafted by the Sinon Bulls of the Chinese Professional Baseball ...more

Yang Fujia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Fujia Physicist Professor Yang Fujia is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a renowned nuclear physicist and former Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, England.

Yang Hao is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Hao Yang Hao is a Chinese female volleyball player. She was a member of the Chinese team that won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Yang Lina is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Lina Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Yang Lina is a film producer, film director, and screenwriter.

Yang Xiong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Xiong Politician, Philosopher Yang Xiong was a Han dynasty scholar, poet, and author known for his philosophical writings and fu poetry compositions.

Yang Weizhen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Yang
Yang Weizhen Painter, Artist Yáng Wéizhēn; ca. was a Chinese painter and calligrapher during the Yuan Dynasty. Yang was born in the Zhejiang province. His style name was 'Lianfu' and his sobriquet was 'Tieya'. ...more