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
0586 AD
Second Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate

Abu BakrAbu Bakr
27 October 0573
Companion of Muhammad

Ibn SaudIbn Saud
15 January 1876

Abdullah of Saudi ArabiaAbdullah of Saudi Arabia
01 August 1924
Former King of Saudi Arabia

Hasan ibn AliHasan ibn Ali
01 December 0624
Imam, Grandson of Prophet Muhammad
Hassan JameelHassan Jameel
22 October 1988
Billionaire Businessman, Ex-Boyfriend of Rihanna

Adnan KhashoggiAdnan Khashoggi
25 July 1935

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

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

Lisa EilbacherLisa Eilbacher
05 May 1956

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
Osama Bin LadenOsama Bin Laden
10 March 1957

Fai KhadraFai Khadra
09 September 1991
Kendall Jenner's Rumoured Boyfriend

Prophet MuhammadProphet Muhammad
22 April 0571
Founder of Islam

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

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

0615 AD
Daughter of Muḥammad
Husayn ibn AliHusayn ibn Ali
08 January 0626

Umar IIUmar II
02 November 0682
Fahd of Saudi ArabiaFahd of Saudi Arabia
16 March 1921
Former King of Saudi Arabia

Muhammad bin NayefMuhammad bin Nayef
30 August 1959

Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of MeccaHussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca
1853 AD
Omar bin LadenOmar bin Laden
01 March 1981
One of the sons of Osama bin Laden

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Melora WaltersMelora Walters
21 October 1960
28 August 0767

Malik ibn AnasMalik ibn Anas
0711 AD

Abu Sufyan ibn HarbAbu Sufyan ibn Harb
01 September 0560

Marwan IMarwan I
20 March 0623
Caliph of Damascus
Al-Hajjaj ibn YusufAl-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf
0661 AD
Abdullah I of JordanAbdullah I of Jordan
31 January 1882
Former King of Jordan

Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al SaudAhmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
1942 AD

Abd al-Aziz ibn BazAbd al-Aziz ibn Baz
21 November 1910

Uthman ibn AffanUthman ibn Affan
0579 AD
Abd Allah ibn al-ZubayrAbd Allah ibn al-Zubayr
30 April 0624
Military Commander

Muhammad al-BaqirMuhammad al-Baqir
10 May 0677

Talal of JordanTalal of Jordan
26 February 1909

Amr ibn al-AsAmr ibn al-As
14 February 0585
Military commander

Saad HaririSaad Hariri
18 April 1970
Mohammed Hussein Al AmoudiMohammed Hussein Al Amoudi
21 July 1946

Ibn AbbasIbn Abbas
0619 AD
Companion of Muḥammad
Hasan al-BasriHasan al-Basri
0642 AD

Ibn al-KhattabIbn al-Khattab
14 April 1969

Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al SaudAhmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
17 November 1958
Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al RajhiSulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
1920 AD
entrepreneur, banker

Saints Cosmas and DamianSaints Cosmas and Damian
0200 AD
Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al SaudFaisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
25 December 1970

Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al SaudNayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
1933 AD
poet, politician

Bandar bin SultanBandar bin Sultan
02 March 1949

Khalid bin Faisal Al SaudKhalid bin Faisal Al Saud
24 February 1940

Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al SaudSaud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
02 January 1940
Ahmed Zaki YamaniAhmed Zaki Yamani
30 June 1930

Sami Al-JaberSami Al-Jaber
11 December 1972
Football striker

Majed AbdullahMajed Abdullah
01 November 1959
Football striker

Imam ShamilImam Shamil
26 June 1797
Political leader
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al SaudSalman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
31 December 1935

Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al SaudBandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
1921 AD
Yeslam bin LadinYeslam bin Ladin
19 October 1950

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

Mukhtar AliMukhtar Ali
30 October 1997
Khadijah bint KhuwaylidKhadijah bint Khuwaylid
0555 AD
First Wife of Prophet Muhammad

Salem Al-DawsariSalem Al-Dawsari
19 August 1991
Alauddin Husain ShahAlauddin Husain Shah

Aisha bint Abi BakrAisha bint Abi Bakr
Muhammad's wife

Yasser Al-QahtaniYasser Al-Qahtani
10 October 1982
Fahad Al-MuwalladFahad Al-Muwallad
14 September 1994
Saudi footballer

Mohamed Bin Issa Al JaberMohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber
1959 AD
Mohammad Al-SahlawiMohammad Al-Sahlawi
10 January 1987
Saudi Arabian footballer

Abdul Rahman Al-SudaisAbdul Rahman Al-Sudais
10 February 1960

Shaykh AhmadShaykh Ahmad
30 April 1753
Religious leader

Wasil ibn AtaWasil ibn Ata
0700 AD
Yahya Al-ShehriYahya Al-Shehri
26 June 1990
Saudi Arabian footballer
Saud bin Abdul Muhsin Al SaudSaud bin Abdul Muhsin Al Saud
1947 AD

Muhammad ibn Abd-al-WahhabMuhammad ibn Abd-al-Wahhab
1703 AD
Religious leader

Sultan, Crown Prince of Saudi ArabiaSultan, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
05 January 1924
Deputy Prime Minister

Aisha bint Abu BakrAisha bint Abu Bakr
0605 AD
Muhammad's wife
Thoraya ObaidThoraya Obaid
02 March 1945
Executive Director

Fatima bint MuhammadFatima bint Muhammad
27 July 0609
Ali's wife

Yasin al-QadiYasin al-Qadi
23 February 1955

`Abd Allah ibn `Abbas`Abd Allah ibn `Abbas
0619 AD
Cousin of Prophet Muhammad

Hasan ibn ThabitHasan ibn Thabit
0563 AD
`Abbas ibn `Abd al-Muttalib`Abbas ibn `Abd al-Muttalib
0568 AD

Ali ibn HussaynAli ibn Hussayn
04 January 0659
Abu Talib ibn ‘Abdu’l-MuttalibAbu Talib ibn ‘Abdu’l-Muttalib
0539 AD
leader of Banu Hashim

Abdallah ibn Sa'dAbdallah ibn Sa'd
Governor of Egypt
0520 AD
Al-Walīd ibn Ṭalāl ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Āl SaʿūdAl-Walīd ibn Ṭalāl ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Āl Saʿūd
07 March 1955