Marriages: Wives' names not available publicly, but according to Islamic tradition, he is allowed no more than four at a time.
Children: Exact number is not available publicly. Sons include: Sultan, Mohammed, Abdulaziz, Faisal, Khaled, Turki
Education: Attended the Princes' School
Wahhabism (a conservative Islamic
He is one of the "Sudairi Seven,"
sons of King Abdulaziz who all share the same mother and who have been the most powerful within the House of Saud.
He was the third prince to be named the heir by King Abdullah, who ascended the throne in 2005.
He memorized the Quran by the time he was 10 years old.
Was known as the family disciplinarian and purportedly maintained a royal family "jail" where unruly or errant royal family members were kept.
1955-1960 and 1963-2011 - Governor of Riyadh.
November 2011 - Becomes the minister of defense after the death of his brother Crown Prince Sultan.
April 11, 2012 -
During an official visit to the United States, Prince Salman meets with US President Barack Obama.
June 18, 2012 - King Abdullah names him the crown prince and heir to the throne.
August 28, 2012 - Crown Prince Salman is left in charge of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the first time while the King is on "special leave."
January 22, 2015 - Officially becomes the new king of Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah.
January 23, 2015 - King Salman affirms by royal decree Crown Prince Muqrin to succeed him as king and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as second in line to the throne.
February 10, 2015 - Prince Charles
visits King Salman while on a six-day tour of the Middle East.
April 29, 2015 - King Salman relieves Crown Prince Muqrin of his position and appoints Mohammed bin Nayef as the new crown prince, next in line for the throne.
April 20, 2016 - Meets with Obama
in Riyadh amid tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia over regional upheaval, falling oil prices and other points of contention.
May 20-22, 2017 - US President Donald Trump
visits the king in Riyadh during his first overseas trip.
June 21, 2017 -
Removes bin Nayef as crown prince and appoints his son, Mohammed bin Salman
October 2, 2018 - Jamal Khashoggi
, a Saudi dissident and columnist for the Washington Post who lived in Virginia, vanishes after going inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish authorities later say that Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in the building by a 15-member team.
Saudi officials say that Khashoggi was killed during a botched attempt to abduct him.
October 16, 2018
- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
visits King Salman and Prince bin Salman in Riyadh to talk about Khashoggi's death. Both men deny having any knowledge of the violence at the consulate.