|Intro||Saudi royal and businessman|
|A.K.A.||Fahd bin Salman, Prince Fahd|
|Death|| 25 July 2001, Riyadh|
Fahd bin Salman (1955 – 25 July 2001) was a member of the House of Saud.
Early life and education
Prince Fahd was born in Riyadh in 1955. He was the eldest son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz,. His mother was Sultana Al Sudairi, who died in July 2011. She was the daughter of Prince Salman’s uncle, Turki bin Ahmad Al Sudairi, who was formerly the governor of Asir Province. Fahd bin Salman was a full brother of Prince Ahmed, Prince Sultan, Prince Abdulaziz, Prince Faisal and Princess Hussa (born 1974).
Fahd bin Salman received a bachelor’s degree from King Saud University in Riyadh, followed by a second bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.
On his return to Saudi Arabia, Fahd bin Salman joined the ministry of interior as an advisor. Later he served as deputy governor of the Eastern province from February 1986 to February 1993. He claimed that he spent about $4 million, all of which came from his own pocket, on feasts and largesse for commoners in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan during his deputy governorship.
From 1991 to his death in 2001, Fahd bin Salman was involved in private business ventures. One of his companies was the Eirad Company, a space technology firm based in Riyadh.
Horse racing and breeding
Fahd bin Salman was introduced to horse racing in the early 1980s by his father-in-law, Khalid bin Abdullah, and he bought the famous Whatcombe stable near Lambourn in 1984. He later acquired a stable of Thoroughbred racehorses and established Newgate Stud in Dorset and in Lexington.
His greatest success came with the colt Generous whose victories included the 1991 Epsom Derby, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and the Irish Derby. He won the Irish Oaks twice, in 1990 and 1999, with Knight’s Baroness and Ramruma, respectively. Prince Fahd also won the Irish St Leger (1990), Derby Italiano (1994) and the French Derby (Prix du Jockey Club).
His other horses included Ibn Bey, Broken Hearted, Zoman, Insan, Bint Pasha, Magic Ring and Dilum. In his later years, he began to devote himself to breeding horses rather than to racing.
The Prince Fahd bin Salman Charity Organization for Renal Failure Patient Care is a charitable organization founded by Prince Fahd, who was its first secretary-general. The association was formerly known as the Wafa Kidney Center in Namas and was renamed after the death of Fahd bin Salman. His father, Salman bin Abdulaziz, serves as its chairman, and his brother, Abdulaziz bin Salman, is its current secretary general.
His wife was Nuf bint Khalid bin Abdallah Al Saud (born 1962), daughter of Khalid ibn Abdullah and Al Jawhara bint Abdulaziz.
Fahd bin Salman’s children are Sultan, Sarah, Ahmad and Rima. One of his daughters, Princess Sarah, married Talal bin Abdulaziz, a grandson of Bandar bin Abdulaziz on 26 May 2011. Their marriage ceremony was also held in Marbella on 2 July 2011.
It was announced that Fahd bin Salman died due to heart failure in Riyadh on 25 July 2001. Funeral prayers were held at the Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh following regular afternoon prayer on 25 July 2001. He was buried in Al Oud cemetery in Riyadh.