List of Yemenis
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Famous or important Yemenis include:
Yemeni early diaspora
- Ghassanids, tribes consisting of more than 50 families that migrated north to the Levant
Scholars and academics
- Amat Al Alim Alsoswa, first female journalist Yemen Arab Republic, first female deputy minister, first female ambassador and minister in the Republic of Yemen
- Al Kindi, from Al Kindah tribe of Qaht
- Phillip the Arab, (Roman emperor) from Aliya yafe
- Ibn Khaldun
- Jabir ibn Hayyan, (721–815) alchemist and theologian
- Harbi al-Himyari, 7th-century scholar, and teacher of Yemeni alchemist Jabir ibn Hayyan
- Abdul Aziz bin Hars bin Asad Yemeni Tamimi, (816-944), famous Sufi of Junaidia order
- Abu Al Fazal Abdul Wahid Yemeni Tamimi, (842-1034), famous Sufi of Junaidia order
- Abu Muhammad Al-hasan Ibn Ahmad Al-hamdani, (893–945) a geographer, poet, grammarian, historian, and astronomer
- Abdullah Al-Baradouni (1929–1999)
- Muhammad al-Gharsi
- Nethanel ben Isaiah, was a Yemenite rabbi, who composed a compendium of midrashic literature, the Or HaAfeila "Light of the Darkness"
- Tawakel Karman, Yemeni journalist, peace activist, and Nobel Prize laureate
- Muqbil bin Hadi al-Wadi'i, Yemeni Muslim cleric, founder of the Dammaj madrasa
- Muhammad ash-Shawkani, Yemeni Sunni Salafi scholar
- Raufa Hassan al-Sharki - professor, journalist and founder of women's studies program at Sana'a University.
- Naseem Hamed, former boxing champion
- Isra Girgrah, female five-time world champion
- Nashwan Al-Harazi, Golden Yemeni gymnast
- Bader Ben Hirsi, Award-winning British Yemeni director and writer, made Yemen's first full-length feature film, A New Day in Old Sana'a
- Mohammed Abdu
- Ayoob Tarish Absey
- Arwa (singer)
- Shoshana Damari (1923–2006), Israeli singer
- Dana International (born 1972), Israeli singer
- Inbar Bakal (half Yemeni)
- Ahmed Fathy
- Zion Golan
- Ofra Haza
- Boaz Mauda
- Achinoam Nini (better known as Noa)
- Ahmed Fathy
- Harel Skaat (half Yemeni)
- Jade Thirwall (quarter Yemeni)
Writers and journalists
- Ramziya al-Iryani - novelist, diplomat and women's rights activist.
- Sumaya Ali Raja - journalist and first woman presidential candidate for post-revolution Yemen.
- Zahra Rahmat Allah - short story writer and journalist.
- Tawakkol Karman - journalist and politician.
- Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden – founder of the construction conglomerate Saudi Binladin Group and the father of Osama Bin Laden
- Salem bin Mahfouz – founder of the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia and the father of Khalid bin Mahfouz
- Shaher Abdulhak – billionaire and founder of Shaher Trading.
- Zahra Al-Harazi - founder of Foundry Communications in Calgary, Canada
Social workers and activists
- Amal Basha - considered "Yemen's most famous feminist."
- Jamala al-Baidhani - activist for human and civil rights for women and the disabled.
- Nujood Ali - activist against child brides and forced marriage.
- Fatima al-Aqel - activist for women with blindness.
Leaders and politicians
Sharifa Fatima, a Zaydi chief in 15th-century Yemen
- Al-Khayzuran (died 789), wife of the Abbasid Caliph Al-Mahdi and mother of both Caliphs Al-Hadi and the most famous Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid
- Rabiah ibn Mudhar, a Jewish king of Himyar
- Abd al-Aziz ibn Musa had a significant role in the Muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula. He was the son of Musa ibn Nusayr
- Musa bin Nusair (640–716), a Yemeni Muslim governor and general under the Umayyads
- Dhu Nuwas (515–525), last king of the Himyarite kingdom of Yemen
- Arwa al-Sulayhi, (1048–1138), Sulayhid Queen of Yemen
- Sonia Verma and Adele Moggridge (2008-03-21). "Man suspecting of Norwegian student's murder had 'playboy lifestyle'". The Times. Retrieved 2008-03-22.
- Farea al-Muslimi, Yemen's National Dialogue is already faltering, Executive Magazine, April 16, 2013.