|Real Name/Full Name||Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||King Salman|
|Birth Place:||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||31 December 1935|
|Age/How Old:||86 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds – 167 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – King Abdulaziz
Mother – Hassa Bint Ahmad Al Sudari
|College:||King Saud University|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Sultana bint Turki Al Sudari (died in 2011)
Sarah bint Faisal Al Subai’ai (divorced)
Princess Fahda bint Falah Al Hathleen
|Kids/Children Name:||Prince Fahd, Prince Sultan, Prince Ahmed, Prince Abdulaziz, Prince Faisal, Princess Hassa, Prince Saud, Prince Mohammed, Prince Turki, Prince Khalid, Prince Nayif, Prince Bandar, Prince Rakan|
|Profession:||Politician, King of Saudi Arabia|
|Net Worth:||$20 billion|
|Last Updated:||August 2022|
King Salman is also known as Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud is the king of Saudi Arabia as well as the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. He is the 25th son of King Abdulaziz, the deputy governor of Riyadh and for 48 years as from 1963 to 2011, he was the governor of Riyadh. Later on, he was appointed as the minister of defense, and in 2012 after the death of his brother Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz, he was named the crowned prince of Saudi Arabia. He is referred to as the oldest surviving son of King Abdulaziz after the death of Mutaib bin Abdulaziz the 17th son in 2019.
Well, how well do you know about King Salman? If not much, here is what we know about King Salman to date.
Biography and Early Life
Salman was born in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. He is the 25th son of King Abdulaziz and his mother Hamda bint Ahmed Al Sadir.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is King Salman in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, King Salman’s age is 86 years old as of today’s date 16th August 2022 having been born on 31 December 1935. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 167 lbs in Pound and 76kg in Kilograms.
Salman attained his early education at the Princes School which is in the capital city of Riyadh. The school was established by his father, King Abdulaziz with the aim of providing education for his children. Salman majored in two subjects; religion and modern science.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Salman has thirteen children from his three marriages. He was married to Sultana bint Turki Al Sudairi, his first wife who was the daughter of his maternal uncle Turki bin Ahmad Al Sudairi, a former governor of the Asir province meaning his wife was his first cousin.
They were blessed with six children Prince Fahd, Prince Sultan, Prince Ahmed, Prince Abdulaziz, Prince Faisal, Princess Hassa. Sultan supported his son’s society called the Prince Fahd bin Salman charitable society for the care of kidney patients as well as several other charitable organizations countrywide. In 2011, his wife died.
After the death of his first wife, he married Sarah bint Faisal Al Subai. And they have one child together; Prince Saud. He, later on, married his third wife, Fahd bint Falah bin Sultan Al Hathleen and have six children together. In 2010, he underwent spinal surgery and later on had a stroke on his left arm. He also has a condition called mild dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s. In 2002 his third-born child Ahmad bin Salman died of a heart attack.
In 1985, he flew abroad using the Space Shuttle discovery, and he was named as the first person of royal blood, the first Muslim as well as the ever first Arab to fly outer space. He is the current chairman of the Saudi Space Commission. He was the former chairman of the ministry of Tourism which was previously termed as Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities. Since 1995, he has been the deputy minister of oil and from 2019 minister of Energy.
Is King Salman Gay?
King Salman is straight as far as his sexual orientation is concerned. Over the years he is never been rumored to be either gay or bisexual. He has been in a relationship with different women who has given him numerous children. Due to his belief in succession, it’s not advisable for such a person to be gay.
In 1954, Salman was appointed as the deputy governor of Riyadh province for one year. Later on in 1963, he was also appointed the provincial governor till 2011. During his era, he focused on several activities including capital projects, tourist attractions, political favors, economic relationships with the west and also foreign investment in his country. He also became the chairman of the Prince Fahd bin Salman charitable society for the care of kidney patients, the prince Salman center for disability research, Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives, and King Abdulaziz Museum.
After the death of his brother, Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz in 2012, Salman was appointed as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He was also made the first prime minister which was signaled like a continuation of King Abdullah’s cautious reforms. He was then elected as the deputy chairman of the military service council in 2012 and a strong advocate for the philanthropy of Somalia, Sudan and Afghanistan which are considered as poor Muslim nations.
In 2015, his brother Abdullah died of pneumonia where Salman inherited the throne. He appointed Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, his younger brother as the Crown Prince. Khalid bin Ali bin Abdullah was made the intelligence chief, Turki as the governor of Riyadh, and Mishael was named the governor of Mecca.
In 2013, he received the lifetime achievement Award of the Al-Turath Charity foundation under the category of urban heritage.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of King Salman in 2022
As of 2022, King Salman has an estimated net worth of $20 billion so far. He earned all this money from his succession of kingship. He has been appointed severally making him earn salaries monthly amounting to his net worth. He is also a chairman of several foundations and organizations in his country.
King Salman is a man of the people. He has earned popularity by charitable foundations country-wide and the love of helping poor people and nations. Under his leadership, his country has had immense growth economically, political, and also social. He has made a mark in the history of Saudi Arabia.