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Famous Yemenis

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

  • Shaher Abdulhak founder Shaher Trading, "King of Sugar" (born in Egypt)
  • Muhammad Said al-Attar politician
  • Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas former prime minister
  • Abdullah Al-Baradouni writer, poet
  • Shoshana Damari singer
  • Sharifa Fatima zaydi chief
  • Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdani geographer, historian, poet
  • Harbi al-Himyari scholar, teacher
  • Wahiba Fara'a first Yemen female cabinet minister
  • Ahmed Fathi musician
  • Muhammad al-Gharsi poet
  • Isra Girgrah boxer
  • Yahya Muhammad Hamidaddin imam
  • Nashwan Al-Harazi gymnast
  • Ali Nasir Muhammad al-Hasani former prime minister
  • Nethanel ben Isaiah rabbi, Biblical commentator
  • Edward "Eddie" Izzard comedian, actor
  • Shayef al-Khaledi poet
  • Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden investor, patriarch of bin Laden family
  • Rabiah ibn Mudhar king of Himayar (now Yemen)
  • Yusuf Dhu Nuwas last king of Himyarite kingdom
  • Ali Abdullah Saleh first president Republic of Yemen
  • Abdullah as-Sallal first president Yemen Arab Republic
  • Arwa al-Sulayhi ruler
  • Ayoob Tarish singer
  • Abdul Majeed al-Zindani academic, politician
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.