Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said is the all powerful and enigmatic leader of Oman. He has single-handedly been responsible for ushering in the dawn of modernity and the age of renaissance in Oman. He is a visionary and a truly strong willed leader who is extremely passionate about his country and its growth and development.
Sultan Qaboos has strived during his lifetime to spread the message that ‘service’ in essence means ‘to serve’ or to give others without expecting anything in return.
Unfortunately, these days, the Sultan is not keeping well and there are rumors of him being diagnosed with cancer. He still continues to inspire the common people though. On November 5, 2014 he made a sudden televised address to the people of Oman after many months of silence and on that very night, many Omanis rushed onto the streets of Muscat waving flags and dancing in joy.
Sultan’s Parents – Sultan Said bin Taimur and Sheikha Mazoon
His Majesty spent his entire childhood in Salalah, Dhofar. He was born to Sultan Said bin Taimur and Princess Sheikha Mazoon al-Mashani. The royal Al Busaidi line was founded by Imam Ahmad bin Said in 1744 and Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said is the eight direct descendant of this line.
He does not have any siblings as he was an only child.
Sultan Spouse – Kamila (Ex)
His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said is currently divorced. He married his cousin Kamila (née Sayyidah Nawwal bint Tariq Al-Said) on March 22, 1976. She was born in 1951 and is the beloved daughter of HH Sayyid Tariq bin Taymur Al-Said. However, the marriage was not successful and it ended badly in divorce, in 1979. The couple did not have any children together.
Children of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said
After his divorce, His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said did not marry again and did not have any children.
Net Worth of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said
Sultan’s net worth is estimated at $700 million.