THE RULING FAMILY
KING FAHD Prime Minister Ruler since 1982, he began to diversify the country's economy. He suffered a debilitating stroke in 1995
CROWN PRINCE ABDULLAH First Deputy Prime Minister Half brother of King Fahd's, he handles day-today government operations
PRINCE SULTAN Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense He has helped build and modernize the kingdom's armed forces
PRINCE SAUD AL FAISAL Minister of Foreign Affairs Son of former King Faisal, he graduated from Princeton University in 1964
PRINCE BANDAR Ambassador to the U.S. Son of Prince Sultan, he received fighter pilot training in the U.S. and Britain...