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Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Former King of Saudi Arabia
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Net worth 2018: $21 Billion
Industry: Leaders
Residence: Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd (now Saudi Arabia)
Country: Saudi Arabian
BirthDay: 1 August 1924
Sigh: Virgo
Died On: January 23, 2015

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was bornon 1 August 1924 in Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd (now Saudi Arabia), Saudi Arabian, is Former King of Saudi Arabia. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was the King of Saudi Arabia from 2005 to 2015 and the third wealthiest head of state in the world. He was also the custodian of Two Holy Mosques during his reign and served as the Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers and Commander of the National Guard. Born as one of the many sons of Saudi Arabia's founding king, Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, he developed a profound respect for religion, history and the Arab heritage from an early age. He was chosen by King Faisal to command the National Guard and later became the Second Deputy Prime Minister upon the succession of King Khalid. When King Fahd ascended the throne, Abdullah was named Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister, next in the line of throne. After King Fahd suffered a massive stroke in 1995, Abdullah assumed the role of the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia until ascending the throne a decade later, after King Fahd’s death. In 2005, Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud became the King of Saudi Arabia and ruled in his own right until his death. As the King, he played a leading role in promoting dialogue among the world’s leading faiths and also sought to resolve conflicts in the Arab and Islamic world. He had 30 wives and fathered 35 children. He encouraged large-scale infrastructural development in Saudi Arabia and worked for regional peace, stability and security during his reign


$21 Billion


He continued to be the President of the High Council for Petroleum and Minerals, President of the King Abdulaziz Center For National Dialogue, Chairman of the Council of Civil Service, and head of the Military Service Council until his death in 2015


Between 2010 and 2012, he underwent four back surgeries


He also served as the Chairman of the Saudi Supreme Economic Council until 2009


After ascending the throne in 2005, King Abdullah initiated a large-scale infrastructure development in Saudi Arabia including the creation of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


In December 1995, when King Fahd suffered from a series of strokes, Abdullah acted as regent for his brother for the next nine years, although Fahd and his associates still exercised their powers


After the death of King Khalid in 1982, Fahd bin Abdulaziz ascended the throne and Prince Abdullah became the Crown Prince


In March 1975, King Khalid appointed Abdullah as second deputy prime minister, which made him the second in line of succession to the Saudi throne


From 1963 to 2010, King Abdullah was Commander of the Saudi National Guard


In August 1962, Prince Abdullah was appointed as the commander of Saudi National Guard (SANG)


His eldest son is Prince Khalid, born in 1950, while his youngest son is Prince Badr, born in 2003


Abdullah was born on August 1, 1924, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to King Abdulaziz, and his eighth wife, Fahda bint Asi Al Shuraim, a member of the Al Rashid dynasty

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