- 1 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Biography
- 2 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Net worth
- 3 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Personal life
- 4 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Controversies
- 5 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Sporting interests
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Biography
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was born on 11 March, 1961. He is the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Besides this, Mohamed bin Zayed is also the Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. He is said to be the architect of UAE’s interventionist foreign policy. He has been the de facto ruler of Abu Dhabi since Khalifa suffered a heart stroke in 2014. Mohamed looks after the public affairs of the state.
He leads the authoritarian regime in the UAE that does not have free and fair elections. All civil rights are limited and free speech is also restricted. The human rights organizations have highlighted UAE’s torture practices, arbitrary detention and forced disappearance of citizens. The New York Times lists him as the most powerful Arab ruler. He is also one of the most powerful men on Earth. The TIME magazine termed him as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2019.
He is the third son of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first President of the United Arab Emirates. His siblings include Khalifa, Hamdan, Hazza, Saeed, Isa, Nahyan, Saif, Tahnoun, Mansour, Falah, Diab, Omar, Khalid, Sultan, Nasser, and Ahmed.
Mohamed worked as a waiter in a local restaurant for many years. He also studied under a respected Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Islamic scholar named Izzedine Ibrahim. He also joined Sandhurst to complete a fundamental armor course, flying course, a parachutist course, and training on tactical planes and helicopters. After staying outside for a number of years, he returned home to join the Officers’ Training Course in Sharjah.
After serving a number of roles in the UAE military, his father appointed Sheikh Mohamed as the Deputy Crown Prince of Abu Dhabiin 2003. Mohamed became the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in November 2004 after his father’s demise. He has also held the position of Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. Besides this, Mohamed is also a special adviser to the President of the UAE.
|Real Name||Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan|
|Birth Place||Al Ain, Trucial States
(now United Arab Emirates)
|Father||Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan|
|Born||11 March 1961 (age 60)|
|Spouse||Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan|
|Children||8, including Sultan and Mohammed|
|Mother||Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi|
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Net worth
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s net worth is $35 Billion.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s Net Worth Growth in Last 5 Years
|Net Worth in 2021||$35 Billion|
|Net Worth in 2020||$25 Billion|
|Net Worth in 2019||$15 Billion|
|Net Worth in 2018||$10 Billion|
|Net Worth in 2017||$5 Billion|
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Personal life
Al Nahyan is married to Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan.They married in 1981.They have nine children together, four sons and five daughters. His children are:
- Sheikha Mariam bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikha Shamsa bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikha Fatima bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikha Shamma bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikh Zayed bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Sheikha Hasa bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Controversies
After two complaints against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed were filed during his November 2018 official visit to Paris, a French investigating magistrate was appointed to investigate Mohamed bin Zayed’s “complicity and acts of torture”. Six Yemenis filed one of the two complaints with the constitution of civil parties. They claimed they were tortured, electrocuted, and burned by cigarettes at Yemeni detention centres controlled by the UAE Armed Forces.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Sporting interests
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, a lifelong fan of falconry and founder of the Mohamed bin Zayed Desert Physiognomy school with the aim of passing on the tradition to future generations of Emiratis, established the Mohamed bin Zayed Falconry School and Desert Physiognomy Academy. The practice was passed to him by his father.
Abu Dhabi hosted the Special Olympics World Games in March 2019. Al Nahyan stressed the importance of solidarity and empowerment during the Games as well as their countries.