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Sultan bin Fahd
Preceded by Faisal bin Fahd
Succeeded by Nawaf bin Faisal
Personal details
Born 1951 (age 70–71)
Taif, Saudi Arabia
Religion Islam

Sultan bin Fahd (born 1951) is the former president of youth welfare and a member of House of Saud.

Early life and education

Prince Sultan was born in Taif in 1951.[1][2] He is the son of King Fahd. His mother, Alanoud bint Abdulaziz bin Musaid, is from the Jiluwi branch of the Al Saud whose members intermarried with the Al Saud.[3] Alanoud bint Abdulaziz was younger sister of Moneera, who was the spouse of late Prince Sultan and she was also cousin of King Khalid and Prince Muhammed.[4][5] She died of kidney failure in Santa Barbara in March 1999 after a long period of treatment in Los Angeles at the age of 76.[6] His full-brothers are Faisal bin Fahd, Saud bin Fahd and Khaled bin Fahd.[5]

After schooling in Riyadh, Prince Sultan attended the Sandhurst Military Academy and obtained a bachelor's degree in military sciences in 1973.[1][7]


Sultan bin Fahd joined the tank corps of the Saudi Arabian armed forces as a lieutenant at Tabuk Province after his graduation.[1][4] In 1991, he was appointed deputy president of youth welfare.[1][8] He was appointed president of the body on 1 September 1999 after his brother Faisal bin Fahd, former president, died.[1][9] He resigned from office in January 2011.[10][11] He was also the chairman of Saudi Arabian olympic committee during his tenure.[12] His nephew Prince Nawaf replaced him as the head of youth welfare.[13]

Personal life

Sultan bin Fahd is married to Juhayr bint Faisal bin Turki Al Saud and has two daughters, Nuf and Sara.[14]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Prince Sultan bin Fahd appointed President of Youth Welfare". Saudi Embassy. 1 September 1999. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  2. Peterson, J. P. (Autumn 2001). "The Nature of Succession in the Gulf". pp. 580–601. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  3. Teitelbaum, Joshua (1 November 2011). "Saudi Succession and Stability". BESA Center Perspectives. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sabri, Sharaf (2001). The house of Saud in commerce: A study of royal entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia.. New Delhi: I.S. Publications. ISBN 81-901254-0-0. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "First wife of King Fahd dies". Associated Press. 9 March 1999. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  6. "Obituaries. Al Anoud bint Abdel Aziz; King Fahd's Wife". 16 March 1999. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  7. Castle, Stephen (24 May 1998). "Guns and football Guns and poses". Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  8. Henderson, Simon (1994). "After King Fahd" (Policy Paper). Washington Institute. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  9. Lees, Brian (March 2006). "The Al Saud family and the future of Saudi Arabia". pp. 36–49. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  10. Macdonald, Ewan (15 January 2011). "Asian Cup 2011: Saudi Arabia Football Chief Prince Sultan bin Fahd Resigns". Goal. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  11. "Nawaf replaces Sultan as head of youth welfare presidency". 15 January 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  12. "Prince Sultan bin Fahd awards "Sports and Information" prize". Samirad. 2 January 2005. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  13. "King dumps Saudi football federation president". Bullfax (France24). 15 January 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  14. "Family Tree of Sultan bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud". Datarabia. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 

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