Anatomy of the Al Saud

GSN publisher CbI has developed a detailed and extensive report listing key members of the Al Saud to help explain the complex family relationships that underpin business and politics throughout the kingdom.

Since its creation in the 1970s, Gulf States Newsletter (GSN) has placed great emphasis on trying to understand the intricacies of Al Saud family politics. The anatomy of the Saudi royal family is often misunderstood, not least due to the complexity and sprawling size of the Al Saud.

Anatomy of the Al Saud

Anatomy of the Al Saud: Descendants of King Abdelaziz was originally developed as a resource to help GSN staff and analysts at parent company, Cross-border Information (CbI), to track power shifts and decision-making within Saudi Arabia.

The report as now available to subscribers includes detailed information on third, fourth and fifth-generation princes and princesses. (In this we consider that King Abdelaziz – Ibn Saud – was the first generation and his children the second generation of the ruling family.)

The Anatomy covers all major members of the family’s main branch (descended from King Abdelaziz), with details, where possible, of their education, careers, business interests, political connections and marriages. It is a useful reference tool that includes notes on the most important family members and those who have played a role since the Saudi kingdom’s foundation in 1932.

Structure

Anatomy of the Al Saud is arranged by the birth order of King Abdelaziz’s 36 sons, from Turki I born in 1900 to the youngest, Hamud, born 1947. It lists some 1,500 individuals.

The children of King Abdelaziz are now greatly reduced and few still hold senior office. Generational change has thus accelerated in the past few years, when third, and sometimes fourth, generation royals have moved into positions of significance.

Updated July 2015.

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Contact Lauren Andrews
Email: lauren@cbi-research.com

 

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