Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
|Mutaib bin Abdulaziz|
|Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs|
|Predecessor||Majid bin Abdulaziz|
|Successor||Mansour bin Mutaib|
|Minister of Public Works and Housing|
|Successor||Muhammed bin Ibrahim Al Jarallah|
|Governor of Makkah province|
|Predecessor||Faisal bin Abdulaziz|
|Successor||Abdullah bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud|
|House||House of Saud|
|Born||1931 (age 82–83)
Early life and education
Prince Mutaib was born in Riyadh in 1931. He is the seventeenth son of King Abdulaziz. He is the full brother of Prince Mansour (1921 – 1951), Prince Mishaal and Princess Qumash who died on 26 September 2011. Their mother was an Armenian, Shahida (died 1938), who reportedly was one of the King Abdulaziz's favorite wives.
Mutaib bin Abdulaziz received primary and secondary education in Riyadh. Then, he went to California for university education.
Mutaib bin Abdulaziz served as deputy minister of defense from 1951 to 1956 when his full brother Mishaal bin Abdulaziz was the minister. Prince Muatib served as governor of Makkah province from 1958 to 1961. He and his older brother Mishaal were ousted from the office by King Saud, but they were given official power in 1963 by King Faisal, who entrusted them the deputy governorship and key governorship, respectively. Interestingly, both resigned from their posts in 1971 for reasons that are not entirely clear.
Then, Mutaib bin Abdulaziz joined the Saudi cabinet at the end of 1975 and served as minister of public works and housing until1980. He is the first minister of public works and housing since it was first founded in this year. His appointment and Prince Majid's appointment as minister of municipal and rural affairs by King Khalid were a move to reduce the power of Sudairi Seven in the cabinet.
Later, Prince Mutaib served as minister of municipal and rural affairs from 1980 to 2009. He resigned from office and his son Prince Mansour succeeded him in the aforementioned post in November 2009. Prince Mutaib is generally believed to be corrupt.
Prince Mutaib is reported to have benefited from all land projects in Saudi Arabia. He had this right as a result of his claim that his father, King Abdulaziz, had promised him the entire rights of the Kingdom's fishery revenues. Then, the National Fisheries Company was founded by the House of Saud and he became a partner of it. Prince Mutaib is shareholder of the real-estate company, Société Générale d'Entreprises Touristiques which is chaired by Walid Saab. He also has a beverage firm.
Mutaib bin Abdulaziz currently lives in the Trump Tower in New York City, where he owns an entire floor of the building. His son, Prince Mansour, is the minister of municipal and rural affairs since 2009.
Prince Mutaib was the custodian of Prince Talal bin Mansour (born 1951), who is the son of his late brother Prince Mansour. Prince Mutaib's daughter Princess Nouf married Prince Talal. She died in Riyadh at the age of 34 in February 2001.
In 2013, Prince Mutaib was the 98th richest Arab in the world with the net worth of US $ 110.1 million.
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