King Salman (King) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

King Salman (King) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Who is King Salman?

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is King of Saudi Arabia, reigning since 2015, and was also Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia from 2015 to 2022. The 25th son of King Abdulaziz, the founder of Saudi Arabia, he assumed the throne on 23 January 2015. Prior to his accession, he was Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia from 18 June 2012 to 23 January 2015. Salman is the third oldest living head of state, the oldest living monarch, and Saudi Arabia’s first head of state born after the unification of Saudi Arabia. He has a reported personal wealth of at least $18 billion, which makes him the third wealthiest royal in the world and one of the wealthiest individuals in the world. He is currently going through lung infection and is recovering well.


Full NameSalman bin Abdulaziz Al
Date of Birth31 December 1935
Place of BirthRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Age (as of 2024)85
MotherHassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi
SpouseSultana bint Turki Al Sudairi (Died) , Sarah bint Faisal Al Subai’ai (Divorced), Fahda bint Falah Al Hithlain
EducationStudied Religion and Modern Science
Alma Mater Prince’s School, Riyadh
Known forKing of Saudi Arabia
Hair ColourN/A
Eye ColourN/A
Zodiac SignN/A

Early Life

Salman was born on 31 December 1935, and is reported to be the 25th son of King Abdulaziz, the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia. Salman and his six full brothers make up the Sudairi Seven. He was raised in the Murabba Palace.


Salman is a son of King Abdulaziz and Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi, making him one of the Sudairi Seven. He was the deputy governor of Riyadh and later the governor of Riyadh for 48 years from 1963 to 2011. He was then appointed minister of defence. He was named crown prince in 2012. Salman became king in 2015 upon the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah. Since January 2024, he is the oldest surviving son of King Abdulaziz. Salman’s major initiatives as king include the Saudi intervention in the Yemeni Civil War, Saudi Vision 2030, a 2017 decree allowing Saudi women to drive, as well as a push to normalize relations with Israel in order to create an alliance against Iran and her proxies. His seventh son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is considered the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia due to the King’s poor health and Mohammed’s own political manoeuvring. Mohammed replaced his father as prime minister in 2022. In May 2024, it was reported that King Salman had a lung infection and would be taking antibiotics.

Family and Affairs

Salman bin Abdulaziz has been married three times and has fathered at least thirteen children, including twelve sons. Salman’s first wife was his first cousin Sultana bint Turki Al Sudairi whom he married in 1954. Salman’s second wife was Sarah bint Faisal Al Subai’ai, whom he divorced. Salman’s third wife is Fahda bint Falah Al Hithlain, granddaughter of Rakan bin Hithlain and great-granddaughter of Dhaydan bin Hithlain, leaders of the Al Ajman tribe. She has six sons with Salman


Salman received his early education at the Princes’ School in the capital city of Riyadh, a school established by King Abdulaziz specifically to provide education for his children.He studied religion and modern science.


King of Saudi Arabia, he is the third wealthiest royal in the world and one of the wealthiest individuals in the world.


Net Worth$18 Million
Salary / IncomeN/A

Trivia & Fact

Salman believes in charity and has helping nature.

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