BILLIONAIRE and President of the United Arab Emirates dies aged 73.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been the leader of the UAE since 2004.
Who was Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan?
Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan was born on September 7, 1948 in Abu Dhabi.
He is the eldest son of the founding father and driving force behind the United Arab Emirates, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Sandhurst graduate Khalifa has served as President since 2004, succeeding his late father.
While he was the 16th leader of Abu Dhabi, he was only the second President of the UAE and was re-elected to a second term in 2009.
He has eight children with his wife Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, they are: Sultan, Mohammed, Shamma, Salama, Osha, Sheikha, Lateefa and Mouza.
Sheikh Khalifa is said to be worth around $120 million.
How did Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan die?
The WAM news agency reported that on May 13, 2022, a statement was released announcing the death of the President.
It read: “The Ministry of Presidential Affairs extends its condolences to the people of the UAE, the Arab and Islamic nation and the world on the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE.”
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 73, was ill for several years and suffered a stroke in 2014.
His brother, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, is seen as the accepted ruler of the day since Khalifa had withdrawn from these affairs.
An official cause of death and the sheikh’s successor have not yet been announced.
The country is now entering a 40-day mourning that includes a three-day work ban.
How is Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan related to Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour?
UAE Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mansour is a member of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family.
The billionaire bought Manchester City football club from Thaksin Shinawatra in 2008.
Mansour is Khalifa’s half-brother and has the same father but different mothers.
He has five full brothers, including Crown Prince Mohammed, known as the Bani Fatima (Sons of Fatima).
His wife is one of the daughters of Dubai ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The businessman and politician has six children, one with his wife Alia and five with his second wife Manal.
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