1 2 90 years old 80 70 60 King Saud 1902-1969 Ousted by his brother Faisal. Crown Prince Nayef 1933 -2012 Appointed as heir to the throne in 2011 but died one year later. Succession order to King Abdullah LIVING Sons of King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud DEAD Became king # Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin 1945- Appointed deputy heir in 2014. Prince Talal 1931- Erratic and perceived as unstable; exiled in the 1960s when he criticized the House of Saud. King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud 1876-1953 Reigned for 21 years from 1932 until his death. CURRENT AGE/AGE WHEN DIED BIRTH ORDER OF KING ABDUL AZIZ IBN SAUD’S SONS King Abdullah 1923- Named Prince Muqrin as deputy heir to the throne, prompting criticism within the royal family. King Fahd 1921-2005 Reigned until his death. Crown Prince Sultan 1924-2011 Appointed as heir to the throne in 2005 but died in 2011. Crown Prince Salman 1936- Appointed first in line to the throne in 2012; believed to be in poor health. Prince Ahmed 1940- If Salman becomes king, he could be appointed crown prince instead of Muqrin. King Khaled 1912-1982 Reigned until his death. King Faisal 1904-1975 Assassinated by his nephew Faisal bin Musaid. About 25 other sons who lived to adulthood are not shown. KING ABDUL AZIZ IBN SAUD KING SAUD KING FAISAL KING KHALED KING FAHD KING ABDULLAH ’32 ’53 ’64 ’75 ’82 ’05 ’14 Reigned 21 years 11 years 11 years 7 years 23 years 9 years so far After Muqrin, the crown is expected to pass to one of the grandsons of Abdul Aziz ibn Saud. Succession to the throne

SOURCE: Washington Institute for Near East Policy, staff reporting. GRAPHIC: Cristina Rivero - The Washington Post. Published May 25, 2014.