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Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Former Saudi Arabian King who took the throne in August of 2005. He was one of the richest royals in the world, according to Forbes in 2011, worth an estimated $20 billion. He served as Commander of the Saudi National Guard, Second Deputy Prime Minister, and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia before becoming King. He received a 2012 United Nations gold medal for his promotion of world peace and cross-cultural understanding. He married more than thirty wives and fathered nearly fifty children. He entered into a peaceful, interfaith dialogue with Pope Benedict XVI in 2007. [+]