The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), categorized as a World Bank high-income economy with a high Human Development Index, is the only Arab country to be part of the G-20 major economies. Not surprisingly, it is the homeland of several billionaires like businessman Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi who is one of the richest Saudi Arabian citizens in the world and the second richest black person in the world. Another millionaire Maan Abdul Wahed Al-Sanea is famous not just for his vast fortunes, but also for the several educational and charitable facilities he founded. Also famous for its intellectuals and Islamic scholars, the nation has produced the likes of diplomat and author Ghazi Abdul Rahman Al Gosaibi who was considered among Saudi Arabia's topmost technocrats since the mid-1970s. Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz, an Islamic scholar and a leading proponent of the Salafi form of Islam served as the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia from 1993 until his death in 1999. Even though the nation is known for its limitations on women’s rights, women like Samia al-Amoudi, Samira Khashoggi, and Wajeha al-Huwaider have challenged the patriarchal society to emerge as successful professionals in diverse fields. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Saudi Arabians.
Mohammed bin SalmanMohammed bin Salman
31 August 1985
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
UmarUmar
0586 AD
Second Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate

Abu BakrAbu Bakr
27 October 0573
Companion of Muhammad

Ibn SaudIbn Saud
15 January 1876
Monarch

Adnan KhashoggiAdnan Khashoggi
25 July 1935
Businessman

Hasan ibn AliHasan ibn Ali
01 December 0624
Imam, Grandson of Prophet Muhammad
Abdullah of Saudi ArabiaAbdullah of Saudi Arabia
01 August 1924
Former King of Saudi Arabia

Hassan JameelHassan Jameel
22 October 1988
Billionaire Businessman, Ex-Boyfriend of Rihanna

Faisal of Saudi ArabiaFaisal of Saudi Arabia
14 April 1906
Former King of Saudi Arabia
Muawiyah IMuawiyah I
0602 AD
Founder of the Umayyad Caliphate

Al-Waleed bin TalalAl-Waleed bin Talal
07 March 1955
Business magnate
Lisa EilbacherLisa Eilbacher
05 May 1956
Actress

Faisal I of IraqFaisal I of Iraq
20 May 1885
King of Iraq

Saud of Saudi ArabiaSaud of Saudi Arabia
15 January 1902
Former King of Saudi Arabia

Khalid of Saudi ArabiaKhalid of Saudi Arabia
13 February 1913
King of Saudi Arabia

Ali ibn Abi TalibAli ibn Abi Talib
15 September 0601
Prophet of Islam
Fai KhadraFai Khadra
09 September 1991
Kendall Jenner's Rumoured Boyfriend

Osama Bin LadenOsama Bin Laden
10 March 1957
Terrorist

Prophet MuhammadProphet Muhammad
22 April 0571
Founder of Islam

Waleed AbulkhairWaleed Abulkhair
17 June 1979
Saudi Arabian lawyer
Dyler TvDyler Tv
15 May 2001
Vlogger

Princess Ameerah Al-TaweelPrincess Ameerah Al-Taweel
06 November 1983
Saudi Arabian Princess

Muhammad bin Nayef Al SaudMuhammad bin Nayef Al Saud
30 August 1959
Former Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

UmarUmar
0584 AD
Rashidun
FatimahFatimah
0615 AD
Daughter of Muḥammad

Husayn ibn AliHusayn ibn Ali
31 December 0626
Imam
Khalid ibn al-WalidKhalid ibn al-Walid
0592 AD
Military commander

Umar IIUmar II
02 November 0682
Caliph

Muhammad bin NayefMuhammad bin Nayef
30 August 1959
Politician
Fahd of Saudi ArabiaFahd of Saudi Arabia
16 March 1921
King

Continue Reading Below
Omar bin LadenOmar bin Laden
01 March 1981
One of the sons of Osama bin Laden
Muhammad ibn Abd al-WahhabMuhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab
1703 AD
Theologian

Melora WaltersMelora Walters
21 October 1960
Actress

Abu Sufyan ibn HarbAbu Sufyan ibn Harb
01 September 0560
Warrior

Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of MeccaHussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca
1853 AD
King
Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
1920 AD
entrepreneur, banker
Al-Shafi‘iAl-Shafi‘i
28 August 0767
Theologian

Marwan IMarwan I
20 March 0623
Caliph of Damascus

Malik ibn AnasMalik ibn Anas
0711 AD
Jurist

Abdullah I of JordanAbdullah I of Jordan
02 February 1882
King
Muhammad al-BaqirMuhammad al-Baqir
10 May 0677
Imam

Al-Hajjaj ibn YusufAl-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf
0661 AD
Governor

Al-Walid IAl-Walid I
0674 AD
Prince

Saad HaririSaad Hariri
18 April 1970
Politician

Talal of JordanTalal of Jordan
26 February 1909
King
Abd Allah ibn al-ZubayrAbd Allah ibn al-Zubayr
30 April 0624
Military Commander

Uthman ibn AffanUthman ibn Affan
0579 AD
Caliph
Abd al-Aziz ibn BazAbd al-Aziz ibn Baz
21 November 1910
Scholar

Mohammed Hussein Al AmoudiMohammed Hussein Al Amoudi
21 July 1946
businessperson

Amr ibn al-AsAmr ibn al-As
14 February 0585
Military commander
Hasan al-BasriHasan al-Basri
0642 AD
Imam

Ibn AbbasIbn Abbas
0619 AD
Companion of Muḥammad
Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al SaudSaud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
02 January 1940
Politician

Saints Cosmas and DamianSaints Cosmas and Damian
0200 AD
Martyr

Ibn al-KhattabIbn al-Khattab
14 April 1969
Mujahid

Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al SaudNayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
1934 AD
Prince

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al SaudSalman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
31 December 1935
 
Bandar bin SultanBandar bin Sultan
02 March 1949
 

Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al SaudAhmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
17 November 1958
Businessman

Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al SaudAhmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
1942 AD
politician

Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al SaudFaisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
25 December 1970
Politician
Khalid bin Faisal Al SaudKhalid bin Faisal Al Saud
24 February 1940
Politician

Ahmed Zaki YamaniAhmed Zaki Yamani
30 June 1930
Politician
Imam ShamilImam Shamil
26 June 1797
Political leader

Majed AbdullahMajed Abdullah
01 November 1959
Football striker

Yeslam bin LadinYeslam bin Ladin
19 October 1950
 
Khadijah bint KhuwaylidKhadijah bint Khuwaylid
0555 AD
First Wife of Prophet Muhammad

Hasan ibn ThabitHasan ibn Thabit
0563 AD
Poet
Sami Al-JaberSami Al-Jaber
11 December 1972
Football striker

Khalid A. Al-FalihKhalid A. Al-Falih
1960 AD
entrepreneur

Alauddin Husain ShahAlauddin Husain Shah
Sultan
Abdul Rahman Al-SudaisAbdul Rahman Al-Sudais
10 February 1960
imam

Salem Al-DawsariSalem Al-Dawsari
19 August 1991
Footballer
Sulaiman S. OlayanSulaiman S. Olayan
05 November 1918
Businessman

Fahad Al-MuwalladFahad Al-Muwallad
14 September 1994
Saudi footballer

Mukhtar AliMukhtar Ali
30 October 1997
Footballer

Yasser Al-QahtaniYasser Al-Qahtani
10 October 1982
Footballer
Mohammad Al-SahlawiMohammad Al-Sahlawi
10 January 1987
Saudi Arabian footballer
Aisha bint Abi BakrAisha bint Abi Bakr
Muhammad's wife

Mohamed Bin Issa Al JaberMohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber
1959 AD
entrepreneur

Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al SaudBandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
1921 AD
entrepreneur

Abdul Rahman MunifAbdul Rahman Munif
29 May 1933
Novelist
Wasil ibn AtaWasil ibn Ata
0700 AD
Theologian

Shaykh AhmadShaykh Ahmad
30 April 1753
Religious leader

Al-Muhallab ibn Abi SufraAl-Muhallab ibn Abi Sufra
0632 AD
General

David ReubeniDavid Reubeni
1490 AD
Adventurer

Yahya Al-ShehriYahya Al-Shehri
26 June 1990
Saudi Arabian footballer
Sultan, Crown Prince of Saudi ArabiaSultan, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
05 January 1924
Deputy Prime Minister

Saud bin Abdul Muhsin Al SaudSaud bin Abdul Muhsin Al Saud
1947 AD
politician
Muhammad ibn Abd-al-WahhabMuhammad ibn Abd-al-Wahhab
1703 AD
Religious leader

Yasin al-QadiYasin al-Qadi
23 February 1955
 
Fatima bint MuhammadFatima bint Muhammad
27 July 0609
Ali's wife
Thoraya ObaidThoraya Obaid
02 March 1945
Executive Director