Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz is the King of Saudi Arabia who died in 2015. He is one of the sons of many sons of Ibn Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia in this modern era. He ascended the throne after the death of his half-brother, King Fahd.
Before becoming king in 1996, he entered politics as the Mayor of Mecca in 1961. In the following year, he was appointed as the Saudi Arabian National Guard. He also served as Deputy Minister of Defense and was given the name of the crown prince when Fahd took the throne in 1982. After King Fahd suffered a serious stroke in 1995, Abdullah became the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia until he ascended the throne a decade later.
During his reign, he was one of the leaders of the Middle East who maintained close relations with the United States and Britain and bought billions of dollars in defense equipment from both countries. He also gave women the right to be elected in city councils and compete in the Olympics. Furthermore, Abdullah maintained the status quo during a wave of protests in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
According to various reports, Abdullah was a king who had been married 30 times and had more than 35 sons. King Abdullah also has personal wealth estimated at 18 million dollars and makes him the head of the third richest country in the world. On January 23, 2015, King Abdullah died at the age of 90 due to pneumonia. He was later replaced by his half-brother, King Salman.
Full name: Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz
Alias: King Abdullah
Profession: Royal Family
Birthday: Friday, August 1, 1924