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Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: متعب بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎, Mutʿib bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Āl Suʿūd) (1928 or 1931 – 2 December 2019) was a senior member of the Saudi royal family and in the last months of his life was the oldest surviving son of Ibn Saud (King Abdulaziz).

Mutaib bin Abdulaziz
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Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs
In office1980–2009
PredecessorMajid bin Abdulaziz
SuccessorMansour bin Mutaib
MonarchKing Khalid
King Fahd
King Abdullah
Minister of Public Works and Housing
In office1975–1980
PredecessorOffice established
SuccessorMuhammed bin Ibrahim Al Jarallah[1]
MonarchKing Khalid
Governor of Makkah province
In office1958–1961
PredecessorFaisal bin Abdulaziz
SuccessorAbdullah bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
MonarchKing Saud
Born1928 or 1931
Riyadh, Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd
Died2 December 2019 (age 87-91)
Full name
Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
HouseHouse of Saud
FatherIbn Saud
MotherShahida
ReligionSunni Islam

Early life and educationEdit

Prince Mutaib was born in Riyadh in 1931[2] or 1928[3] as the seventeenth son of Ibn Saud. He was the full brother of Prince Mansour (1921–1951),[4] Prince Mishaal and Princess Qumash who died on 26 September 2011.[5] Their mother Princess Shahida (died 1938), an Armenian, was reportedly one of the Ibn Saud's favorite wives.[4][6][7]

CareerEdit

Mutaib bin Abdulaziz served as deputy minister of defense from 1951 to 1956 when his full brother Mishaal bin Abdulaziz was the minister. Prince Mutaib served as governor of Makkah province from 1958 to 1961.[8] He and his older brother Mishaal were ousted from office by King Saud, but they were given official power in 1963 by Crown Prince Faisal, who entrusted them with the deputy governorship and key governorship, respectively. Both resigned from their posts in 1971 for reasons that are not entirely clear.[4]

Then, Mutaib bin Abdulaziz joined the Saudi cabinet at the end of 1975[9] and served as minister of public works and housing until 1980. He was the first minister of public works and housing since it was first founded in this year.[10] 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.[10]

Later, Prince Mutaib served as minister of municipal and rural affairs from 1980 to 2009.[11] He resigned from office and his son Prince Mansour succeeded him in the aforementioned post in November 2009.[12]

Business activitiesEdit

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, Ibn Saud, 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.[13] Prince Mutaib was shareholder of the real-estate company, Société Générale d'Entreprises Touristiques which is chaired by Walid Saab.[14] He also had a beverage firm.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Mutaib bin Abdulaziz lived in later years in the Trump Tower in New York City, where he owned an entire floor of the building.[16] His son, Prince Mansour, was the minister of municipal and rural affairs between 2009-2014.

Prince Mutaib was the custodian of Prince Talal bin Mansour (born 1951), who is the son of his late brother Prince Mansour.[17] Prince Mutaib's daughter Princess Nouf married Prince Talal.[17] She died in Riyadh at the age of 34 in February 2001.[18]

As of 2013, Prince Mutaib was the 98th richest Arab in the world with the net worth of US $110.1 million.[15]

Mutaib died on 2 December 2019. His funeral prayer was held at the Great Mosque of Mecca the next day.[19][20]

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cordesman, Anthony H. (2003). Saudi Arabia enters the 21st century. Westport: Praeger.
  2. ^ "The Council of Ministers". Saudia Online. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  3. ^ Lacey, Robert. Inside the Kingdom. Random House. p. VII. ISBN 9781446472361.
  4. ^ a b c Kechichian, Joseph A (2001). Succession in Saudi Arabia. Palgrave.
  5. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques performs funeral prayer on the soul of Princess Gumash bint Abdulaziz". Riyadh Municipality. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Biography of Shahida". Datarabia. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  7. ^ Henderson, Simon (August 2009). "After King Abdullah" (Policy Paper). Washington Institute. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  8. ^ "ثمانية أمراء من آل سعود يتبوأون منصب أمير منطقة مكة المكرمة (Eight princes of Al Saud In the position of governor of Makkah Region)". Alsharq Alawsat. 18 May 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  9. ^ Salameh, Ghassane; Vivian Steir (October 1980). "Political Power and the Saudi State". MERIP (91): 5–22. JSTOR 3010946.
  10. ^ a b Abir, Mordechai (1988). Saudi Arabia in the Oil Era: Regime and Elites: Conflict and Collaboration. Kent: Croom Helm.
  11. ^ Hertog, Steffen (2010). Princes, brokers, and bureaucrats: Oil and the state in Saudi Arabia. Cornell University Press. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-8014-4781-5.
  12. ^ "Saudi succession developments" (PDF). Foreign Reports Inc. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  13. ^ "Saudi royal wealth: Where do they get all that money?". Wikileaks. 1996. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  14. ^ "Summerland's 'the village' unveiled". Business News. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  15. ^ a b "The World Richest Arabs 2013". Forbes Middle East. Archived from the original on 7 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  16. ^ https://qz.com/568178/donald-trump-owes-much-of-his-fortune-to-wea/
  17. ^ a b Sharif, Sabri (2001). The House of Saud in Commerce: A Study of Royal Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia,. New Delhi: I. S. Publication. ISBN 81-901254-0-0.
  18. ^ "Princess Nouf bint Miteb passes away". Arab News. 20 February 2001. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  19. ^ "Saudi Arabia's Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud dies". Arab News. 2 December 2019.
  20. ^ "Turkey offers condolences over death of Saudi royal". Hurriyet Daily News. 4 December 2019.