Famous people in Saudi Arabia

With one of the largest royal families in the world, Saudi Arabia has many people who are internally famous. Here are a few of the bigger names in the Kingdom:

  • Mohammed bin Salman – The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and, many argue, the person responsible for many of the newer, progressive policies in the Kingdom, such as lifting the driving ban.
  • Jamal Khashoggi – now deceased, Khashoggi was a dissident, an author, and a writer for the Washington Post. He was killed in 2018.
  • Mohmmed al Turki – A film producer and entrepreneur, Turki executive produced What Maisie Knew and Desert Dancer.
  • Haifa Al-Mansour – The filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed movie Wajda.
  • Loujain Al-Hatloul – The well-known activist and influencer who defied the driving ban in 2014 by driving from the United Arab Emirates to Saudi Arabia and getting arrested.
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