Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud

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Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud
الأمير سلمان بن عبدالعزيز بن سلمان آل سعود
Prince of Saudi Arabia
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Born (1980-07-24) July 24, 1980 (age 38)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Full name
Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Muhammad bin Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki Al Saud
FatherPrince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Muhammad Al Saud
MotherPrincess Nouf bint Abdullah bin AbdulRahman Al Saud

Prince Salman bin AbdulAziz bin Salman Muhammad Al Saud[1] (Arabic: الأمير سلمان بن عبد العزيز بن سلمان بن محمد بن سعود بن فيصل, Salmān bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz bin Salman ʾĀl Saʿūd) (born 1980) is a member of the Saudi royal family.

Early life and education[edit]

Prince Salman was born in Riyadh. His mother is Princess Nouf bint Abdullah bin Abdulrahman al-Faisal bin Turki al-Saud. Her father, Abdullah, is the younger brother of King Abdulaziz, founder of the KSA. His father is Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Muhammad Al Saud.[1]

He received his early education at the Najad School in Riyadh and graduated from King Saud University after studying law. He completed his postgraduate studies at Oxford University and obtained a Master's Degree in International Law at Saint Clements University. He received his PhD degree in International Law from the Paris-Sorbonne University. His doctoral thesis was published in French and is entitled, "Problèmes de base du droit des entreprises en difficulté: Etude comparée droit français-droit saoudien."[2]

He is fluent in Arabic, English and French.


Prince Salman founded "The Visionary Movers Club", which aims to bring young leaders of the world together in a single platform, to share knowledge, ideas and information, to build networks and communication, to promote meaningful relationships and facilitate cultural exchange. He participated in international human rights summits sponsored by the United Nations and UNESCO.

Salman is passionate about horse racing, falconry and camel racing. He supports the Horse Annual Racing Prize taking place in Riyadh and set up the first camel race in France.

Art collection[edit]

Salman collects art pieces from around the world in his palaces.


Prince Salman was detained in January 2018, two months after the 2017 Saudi Arabian purge. Salman's father too was arrested two days after his son. People close to him told the Washington Post that he was summoned to the palace in the middle of the night, then beaten and arrested after he arrived. As of November 2018, Salman and his father were still not been released according to his Paris-based attorney, Elie Hatem. Either of them had been charged as of October 2018. Were not brought to trial, and there was no official recognition of their presence with the Saudi authorities. The lawyer and the family of the two princes confirmed that there was no corruption suspicion against them and stressed that they had been detained because they expressed their opinions.

Sources close to Salman told the Washington Post that they believed the current Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, harbored "personal jealousy" toward Salman.[3]

Salman and his father were held at the al-Ha'ir Prison. His lawyer was in contact with the President of France Emmanuel Macron and the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to achieve their release. Several members of the royal family campaigned in favor of Macron. The most active was the billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal who was still under house arrest. Following the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on 2. October 2018, the family of two detained expressed grave concern about the fate because they have not heard any news about them since they were summoned to the Royal Palace 10 months ago.[4][5]


Prince Salman has received several awards and medals from several countries and organisations. Salman received the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic and the Medaille de la legion d'honneur in France in 2012. Some other accomplishments include the Medal of Chamber of Commerce in France (2012), the City Medal of La Rochelle, the City Medal of Florence, Italy (2013) and the St. Georgs Orden of the Semperoperball in Dresden, Germany, (2017).


Prince Salman established buonasera Ltd, a private aviation company in 2015 and one of the largest Yacht charter company in the south of France, he owns more and 6 Mega Lürssen Yachts. [6] He is CEO of the company. He own oil and construction business inside the KSA and in several other countries.


His net worth was estimated at 2,7 billion USD in February 2017.[7]



  1. ^ a b "حصري.. أسرة أميرين سعوديين معتقلين تتخوف من مصيرهما وماكرون يتدخل". 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ Saud, Salman Al (13 October 2014). "Problèmes de base du droit des entreprises en difficulté. Etude comparée droit français-droit saoudien". Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  3. ^ Kevin Sullivan, Karen DeYoung, Souad Mekhennet and Kareem Fahim (30 October 2018). "Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is 'chief of the tribe' in a cowed House of Saud". Washington Post.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Aziz Zemouri (23 October 2018). "Arabie saoudite : « MBS a placé sa propre mère en résidence surveillée ! »". Le Point.
  5. ^ "Exclusive: Macron intervenes in case of detained Saudi prince". Middle East Monitor. 14 November 2018.
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  7. ^ "Heute SemperOpernball! Sogar ein Prinz kommt süße Debütantinnen gucken". 3 February 2017.