30 Celebrities That Now Live In Saudi Arabia

By Tom Pearson 9 months ago

David Beckham

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David Beckham is an ex professional football player, most famous for his role at Manchester United, LA Galaxy and within the England national team. Beckham scored almost 100 goals during his illustrious career at Manchester United, cementing him into the club's history. Beckham is now a male model and lives in Saudi with his wife Victoria and their children.

Roger Federer

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The Swiss tennis pro has won Wimbledon 8 times during his career and was ranked world number 1 in the sport for over 300 weeks! Roger Federer had a passion for tennis from a young age, and started on his local court as a ball boy. He would then go on to play against the likes of Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal over a long and successful career.

Shah Rukh Khan

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Known as 'The King Of Bollywood', Shah Rukh Khan has uprooted and moved to the deserts of Saudi Arabia. As well as being a famous actor within the Bollywood genre, Shah Rukh Khan is a producer and writer, and has worked behind the scenes on many box office hits. After appearing in over 90 Bollywood films, Shah Rukh Khan has earned himself 14 Filmfare awards!

Cristiano Ronaldo

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The captain of both Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr and the Portugal national team, Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the first big time professional soccer players to make a move to Saudi Arabia. After returning to, and then swiftly leaving, his former club Manchester United, Ronaldo was offered a sum by Al Nassr he could not refuse. This move has been huge for soccer in Saudi Arabia.


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Another huge transfer to the Saudi Pro League was Brazilian legend, Neymar. Neymar completed his transfer to Al Hilal earlier this year, but is yet to make his first appearance for the side. The transfer is almost as big as Cristiano Ronaldo's recent move to rival club, Al Nassr. Neymar was known as South America's best player, but has been in hot water recently due to suspension troubles.

Amir Khan

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After multiple visits to celebrate his wife, Faryal Makhdoom's birthday, English professional boxer Amir Khan is set to pack his backs and make the move from Bolton. Amir has lived in his home town of Bolton, Greater Manchester, since birth, but is looking to live in a warmer climate than Bolton is known for offering. I can't blame you there Amir!

Lindsay Lohan

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First living in LA, then London, Lindsay Lohan has decided to settle in the city in the desert. In an interview, Lohan admitted that she has lived there for around 6 years and that is has improved vastly and rapidly over recent times. Lohan first visited Dubai in 2008 and decided that the lifestyle was the one for her. Lindsay has thanked her local police force for keeping her safe.

Cat Stevens

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Cat Stevens is an English/American singer songwriter, who now lives in Saudi Arabia. Platinum selling artist, Cat Stevens has sold more than 100 million records and had his songs streamed over 2 billion times! Originally born in Marylebone, London, Stevens now lives abroad with his wife, Fauzia Mubarak Ali. All I can say is, it's a wild wild world, Cat!

Huda Kattan

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American beauty artist and founder of Huda Beauty, Huda Kattan is now a resident of Saudi. According to Forbes, Kattan has a net worth of over 510 million dollars, making her one of the richest self made women in America. Most famous for her Huda Beauty line of cosmetics, you may have seen the name in your local pharmacy or department store beauty isle!

Michel Salgado

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Known for his combative tackling style, Michel Salgado is one of Spain's most famous retired football players. Earning 53 caps for the Spanish national team, as well as a place in Real Madrid club history, Michel Salgado is one of the few footballers to live in this part of the world having never played for a team competing in the Saudi Professional League.

Dwight Yorke

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Alongside David Beckham, Dwight Yorke is a Manchester United legend. During his time in the English Premier League, Yorke has spells at Manchester United and his beloved Aston Villa. He even applied for the manager job at Villa Park! Yorke now prefers to spend his time off the soccer pitch, and instead has opted to pick up a golf club and hit the greens.

Nicolas Anelka

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Nicolas Anelka was famous for scoring at crucial moments, for his national French team and during his time in the English Premier League. In the Premier League Anelka played for London sides, Chelsea and Arsenal as well as Liverpool. in 1999 Nicolas was voted as one of the best young players in England, securing a move to sunny Spain to play for Real Madrid.

Victoria Beckham

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Queen of the footballers wives, fashion designer and of course, the world famous Posh Spice. Victoria Beckham has made a name for herself not only thanks to marrying her husband David, but also due to her work in the fashion and design industry. Paired with the fact that Victoria was part of one of the most successful girl groups in the world, you can see why she now wants to spend some years in the sun.

Giorgio Armani

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Founded in Milan, Italy, Armani is one of the heavy hitters in the fashion industry. Armani manufactures, distributes and retails haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, accessories, and home interiors. Although expensive, Armani focus on quality goods making their produce some of the best in the game and cementing Armani's reputation for good.

Michael Schumacher

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When you think about Formula 1, you think Schumacher. Michael Schumacher was the best Formula 1 driver in the world, and until his skiing accident 8 years ago he was still a regular fixture at Formula 1 races. The Schumacher family still kept their family home in Saudi even after Michaels accident. His son Mick Schumacher still races in Formula 1!


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Singer songwriter Madonna is officially regarded as 'The Queen Of Pop'. She spends most of her time in the United States, but likes to escape to Saudi Arabia for a quick week away or a long weekend. Known for her 1984 hits, Like a Virgin and Material Girl, Madonna rose through the charts to show the world that she meant business and that she could roll with the top dogs.

Brad Pitt

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The Fight Club hero Brad Pitt likes to spend some days off in the desert. Known for his love of cars and off-roading, its little wonder that Brad likes to come to Saudi and surf the sand dunes. Brad likes to spend the winter in the warmth of Saudi Arabia, who can blame him? After what must have felt like an eternity of cold winters in the US, why wouldn't you want to get a tan on Christmas?

Angelina Jolie

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Winner of three (yes, three) Golden Globe Awards and named as the worlds highest paid actress on more than one occasion, is it any wonder that Angelina Jolie likes to escape Hollywood and spend some of her days in Saudi Arabia? Angelina has six children, all of whom like to spend some time in Saudi Arabia too, when they aren't working on their acting that is!

Hilary Swank

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The youngest woman to win two Grammy awards, Hilary Swank is next in our list who enjoys spending breaks in her Saudi Arabia holiday home. Hilary Swank was also awarded two Oscars for her roles in 'Boys Don't Cry' and 'Million Dollar Baby', but you might know her best from her role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Good thing she visits Saudi Arabia and not Transylvania!

Tom Cruise

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American actor Tom Cruise has just hit his 60's, meaning he likes to go to Saudi Arabia to take the weight off his feet. Tom Cruise also went to Saudi Arabia to see the premier of one his latest Mission Impossible movies. Although Tom does not get to see the children he had with Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman so much anymore, i'm sure they'll visit him in the sunshine.

Lionel Messi

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At last years world cup, Lionel Messi was pictured in traditional Arabic robes handed to him by she Sheikh of Qatar. The Barcelona FC legend and Inter Miami star likes to visit this corner of the world for holidays with the family. I'm sure that the baking hot weather helps with warm climate training, as there is nowhere else in the world quite as warm.

Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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One of the most popular couples in Bollywood are Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The pair were married in Mumbai on April 20th 2007. They turned parents to daughter Aaradhya Bachchan in November 2011, and like to take family vacations to Saudi Arabia when they can. Coming from the hot climate of India, this pair are definitely used to the blistering heat!

Shilpa Shetty

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Working mainly in Hindi films, Shilpa Shetty is well known in the Bollywood world and one of the industries premier actresses. Shetty made her screen debut in the thriller Baazigar which garnered her Filmfare Award nominations for Best Female Debut. Shetty used her success to buy a vacation home in Saudi Arabia, where she likes to spend time when not filming.


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Shakira Shakira... Need i go on? Shakira is a star in the music world and she loves to take time out in Saudi Arabia. Although Shakira does not live in Saudi Arabia permanently, she may be spending more time in the country due to her split with ex husband Gerard Pique. Aged 46, the Colombian singer made her music debut with Sony Music at age just 13!

Ariana Grande

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Singer, actress and pop icon Ariana Grande is known for her high octave range and talents on TV shows and films. Grande still recalls her relationship with Mac Miller as being a good one, but sadly the singer lost his life a few years ago. Ariana Grande does not reside in Saudi Arabia full time, but does own a holiday property there and goes for visits.

Steve Jobs

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American business magnate Steve Jobs is most well known for his role in the development of the iPhone, Apple Mac and the iPod. Steve Jobs sadly passed away in 2011, but did enjoy a visit to Saudi Arabia for both business and pleasure. Steve had a holiday home in Saudi Arabia, but it is believed to have been sold on to someone else since his passing.

Rami Malek

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Rami Malek is an American actor with Egyptian roots. Due to his roots in the middle east, the star has spent many a vacation in his Saudi Arabian villa. Malek is best known for playing the computer hacker Elliot Alderson in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot. His work on the show landed him a Primetime Emmy award for best lead actor in a series.

Salma Hayek

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Beginning her career working in Mexico, Salma Hayek has starred in some blockbuster movies. In other news, Drake previously hinted at having a crush on Salma back in 2018 when he posted a backstage photo from his concert. Who knows, Drake and Salma may take a trip to her holiday home in Saudi Arabia, or maybe Drake will take her to Toronto for a date night?

Jerry Seinfeld

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American comedian Jerry Seinfeld is most well recognized from his self titled show, Seinfeld. The show stars Jerry and his friend Larry David, and documents all of the trouble they get themselves into. Who doesn't love this show, it's the best! At almost 70, Jerry deserves a break, and where better to put your feet up than the sandy Saudi Arabian shoreline. Power to ya Jerry!

Jade Thirlwall

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Jade Thirlwall is of Arab-Egyptian-Yemeni heritage, meaning spending time in Saudi Arabia feels like home! 1/4 of the hit girl band Little Mix, the star has rose through the charts with her bandmates and is now in what is regarded as one of the most successful girl groups of all time. Jade is currently dating Rizzle Kicks star Jordan, and their relationship is going from strength to strength.