House of Saud

royal family of Saudi Arabia

The House of Saud (Arabic: آل سُعُود, romanized: ʾĀl Suʿūd IPA: [ʔaːl sʊʕuːd]) is the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia. They are descendants of Muhammad bin Saud, founder of the Emirate of Diriyah, known as the First Saudi state (1727–1818).[1] Members of his family are usually future Saudi Kings. The family has almost 15,000 members; however about 2,000 of them are royals.[2][3] The family's net worth are said to be at $1.4 trillion.[4]


  1. "The House of Al Saud – A View of the Modern Saudi Dynasty". Frontline. PBS. 18 September 2015.
  2. "HRH Princess Basma bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud". Hardtalk. BBC. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  3. Milmo Cahal (3 January 2012). "The Acton princess leading the fight for Saudi freedom". The Independent. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  4. Ruth Umoh (18 August 2018). "This royal family's wealth could be more than $1 trillion". CNBC. Retrieved 23 May 2021.