Famous Saudi Arabian Leaders

Find out more about the greatest Saudi Arabian political Leaders, including Muhammad, Ali, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Ibn Saud and Muhammad bin Nayef.

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 1 
Khalid ibn al-Walid
(Military commander)

Khalid ibn al-Walid
6
Birthdate: 0592 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0642 AD

 2 
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
(Former King of Saudi Arabia)

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
8
Birthdate: August 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd (now Saudi Arabia)
Died: January 23, 2015
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, or Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, was the king of Saudi Arabia and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from 2005 to 2015. One of King Abdulaziz’s sons, he also led the Saudi Arabian National Guard. He was once the world’s third-wealthiest head of state.

 3 
Ibn Saud
(King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53))

Ibn Saud
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Birthdate: January 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: November 9, 1953

Ibn Saud, or King Abdulaziz, was the founder and first monarch of Saudi Arabia. He oversaw the discovery of petroleum and the subsequent oil production in his country. He annexed the kingdoms of central and northern Arabia and ruled for over 20 years. He sired countless children, including 45 sons.

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 4 
Mohammed bin Salman
(Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia)

Mohammed bin Salman
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Birthdate: August 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jeddah
Mohammed bin Salman is the Crown Prince, deputy prime minister, and defense minister of Saudi Arabia. He launched the Vision 2030 program, removed the ban on female drivers, and curtailed the powers of the religious forces. However, he is known as an autocratic ruler and brutally assassinated journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 

 5 
Muhammad bin Nayef Al Saud
(Former Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia)

Muhammad bin Nayef Al Saud
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Birthdate: August 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jeddah

Muhammad bin Nayef Al Saud is Saudi Arabia's former crown prince. The grandson of King Abdulaziz, the founder and first king of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Nayef served as the first deputy prime minister of Saudi Arabia. On 6 March 2020, Muhammad bin Nayef was arrested and charged with treason. His well-being and whereabouts are currently unknown.

 6 
Muawiyah I
(Founder of the Umayyad Caliphate)

Muawiyah I
4
Birthdate: 0602 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0680 AD
Muawiyah I, founder of the Umayyad dynasty of caliphs, is remembered in history for conquering Egypt and crushing Ali ibn Abi Talib, the Prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law. He reigned over Damascus until his death in 680, following which a tug-of-war over succession led to the Second Muslim Civil War.

Fahd of Saudi Arabia
9
Birthdate: March 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: August 1, 2005
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 8 
Ali ibn Abi Talib
(1st Shia Imam (632-661))

Ali ibn Abi Talib
3
Birthdate: 0600 AD
Birthplace: Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: January 28, 0661

Ali ibn Abi Talib was the son-in-law and a cousin of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He played a key role in establishing the Muslim community by participating in almost all the battles that the nascent community fought. He ruled as the fourth caliph and is revered by Shia Muslims even today.

 9 
Abu Sufyan ibn Harb
(Prominent opponent turned companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad)

Abu Sufyan ibn Harb
3
Birthdate: 0565 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0623 AD

Sultan ibn Salman Al Saud
3
Birthdate: June 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Bandar bin Sultan
3
Birthdate: March 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ta'if

 12 
Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr
(Military Commander)

Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr
3
Birthdate: March 2, 1949, 0624
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: December 31, 0692

 13 
Saad Hariri
(Politician)

Saad Hariri
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Birthdate: April 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Son of former Lebanese prime minister Rafic al-Hariri, Saad Hariri joined politics after his father was assassinated. After being educated in France and Saudi Arabia, Saad took over his father’s construction business and expanded into the telecom sector. The Future Movement member has also been Lebanon’s prime minister twice.

 14 
Khalid A. Al-Falih
(entrepreneur)

Khalid A. Al-Falih
3
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Riyadh

 15 

Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf
3
Birthdate: 0661 AD
Birthplace: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0714 AD

Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
3
Birthdate: January 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 9, 2015

 17 
Sultan bin Abdulaziz
(Was the Saudi defense minister from 1963 to 2011 and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia from 2005 to 2011)

Sultan bin Abdulaziz
3
Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: October 22, 2011

 18 

Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud
4
Birthdate: February 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh

 19 

Ibn al-Khattab
3
Birthdate: April 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia
Died: March 20, 2002

 20 
Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
(Member of House of Saud who Served as Deputy Minister of Interior from 1975 to 2012)

Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
3
Birthdate: September 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 21 
Amr ibn al-As
(Military commander)

Amr ibn al-As
2
Birthdate: February 14, 0585
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: January 6, 0664

 22 
Ahmed Zaki Yamani
(Politician)

Ahmed Zaki Yamani
3
Birthdate: June 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mecca

Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
3
Birthdate: 1934 AD
Birthplace: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Died: June 16, 2012

 24 
Abdallah ibn Sa'd
(Governor of Egypt)

Abdallah ibn Sa'd
2
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0656 AD

 25 
Saud bin Abdul Muhsin Al Saud
(Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Portugal)

Saud bin Abdul Muhsin Al Saud
1
Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Al-Muhallab ibn Abi Sufra
1
Birthdate: 0632 AD
Birthplace: Dibba
Died: January 31, 0702

 27 
David Reubeni
(Adventurer)

David Reubeni
1
Birthdate: 1490 AD
Birthplace: Khaybar, Saudi Arabia
Died: 1541 AD

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ʿAmr ibn Kulthūm
2
Birthdate: November 30, 0526
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Najd, Arabia
Died: 0584 AD