Currently alive, at 87 years of age.
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1930- Born in Saudi Arabia -was Saudi Arabia’s minister of petroleum and mineral resources. 1960-1962
– Sponsored the formation of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) along with other Arab oil producers
– advisor to Saudi crown prince Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz
– Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz appointed him minister of state and petroleum minister
1968 – The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)
1969 – awarded with honorary degree from Nihon University in Japan
1973-1974 – Around these years, he supported the Arab oil embargo against the United States and the oil-price rises of the 1970s, which bought great wealth to Saudi Arabia.
1975 – also received an honorary degree from Osmania University in India
1986 – He was dismissed
1990s – continued to being a commentator and consultant on global oil policies