Things you didn’t know about Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Biography
Born in Amman, Jordan on January 30, 1962.
Abdullah II is married to Rania al-Abdullah and he holds the distinction of being the first Jordanian king to have one wife.
Like the Kenyan President, he received his education in the United States before returning to Jordan where he took control of the country’s Special Forces in 1993 – becoming a Major General 5 years later.
On February 7, 1999, he assumed the throne after the death of his father, King Hussein.
The man, whose family has ruled Jordan since 1921, and is said to be a descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, earns a monthly salary of Sh480 Million and is reported to be worth over Sh75 Billion.
Like other members of wealthy monarchs, the Jordanian King enjoys expensive hobbies including motorcycle riding, skydiving, and scuba diving.
King Abdullah II of Jordan is also a majority owner of a Star Trek-themed park currently being built in Jordan, owns a soccer team (Amman Angels), a fashion line (King Abdullah II of Jordan Seduction) as well a brand of vodka – Pure Wonderking Abdullah II of Jordan – which he personally created.