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Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
(Arabic: خليفة بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان‎; born 7 September 1948; referred to as Sheikh
Sheikh
Khalifa) is the President of the United Arab Emirates, the Emir of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
and the Supreme Commander of the Union Defence Force.[2] Sheikh
Sheikh
Khalifa succeeded his father, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as Emir of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
on 2 November 2004 and became the President of the Federation the next day. As Crown Prince, he had already been acting as president since the late 1990s while his father was facing health problems.[citation needed] Sheikh
Sheikh
Khalifa is also chairman of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages $875 billion in assets, the largest ammount managed by a nation's head of state in the world.[3] Collectively, the Al Nahyan family
Al Nahyan family
is believed to hold a fortune of $150 billion.[4] On 4 January 2010, the world's tallest man-made structure, originally known as Burj Dubai, was renamed the Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa
in honor of the Sheikh.[5]

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Early life 1.2 1966–1971 1.3 Independence in 1971

2 Presidency (2004–present) 3 Controversies 4 Ancestry 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Khalifa was born to Sheikh
Sheikh
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
and Sheikha Hassa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
(then part of the Trucial States[citation needed]), in 1948. He is the eldest son of Sheikh
Sheikh
Zayed[6] and is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.[citation needed] He was born at Qasr Al Muwaiji, Al Ain.[7] 1966–1971[edit] When his father, Sheikh
Sheikh
Zayed, became Emir of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
he was appointed as Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi (the mayor) and as Head of the Courts Department in Al Ain
Al Ain
in 1966. Zayed was the Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region before he became the Emir of Abu Dhabi. A few months later the position was handed to Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan.[8] On 1 February 1969, Sheikh
Sheikh
Khalifa was nominated as the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and on the next day he was appointed as the Head of the Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Department of Defense. In that post, he oversaw the building up of the Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Defense Force, which after 1971 became the core of the UAE Armed Forces. Independence in 1971[edit] Following the establishment of the UAE in 1971, Sheikh
Sheikh
Khalifa assumed several positions in Abu Dhabi: Prime Minister, head of the Abu Dhabi Cabinet (under his father), Minister of Defense, and Minister of Finance. After the reconstruction of the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates, the abolishment of the Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Cabinet, and the establishment of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, he became the 2nd Deputy Prime Minister
Prime Minister
of the United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
(23 December 1973) and the Chairman of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi (20 January 1974), under his father. In May 1976, he became deputy commander of the UAE armed forces, under the President. He also became the head of the Supreme Petroleum Council in the late 1980s, and continues in this position today, which grants him wide powers in energy matters. He was also the chairman of the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency. Presidency (2004–present)[edit]

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
with President of Russia
President of Russia
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
on 10 September 2007.

Khalifa and U.S. President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
at Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
International Airport, 13 January 2008

He succeeded to the posts of Emir of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
and President of the United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
on 3 November 2004, replacing his father Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who had died the day before. He had been acting president since his father became ill prior to his passing.[citation needed] On 1 December 2005, the President announced that half of the members of the Federal National Council (FNC), an assembly that advises the president, would be indirectly elected. However, half of the council's members would still need to be appointed by the leaders of the emirates. The elections were set to take place in December 2006. In 2010, Khalifa was described in a WikiLeaks cable signed by the U.S. ambassador as a "distant and uncharismatic personage."[9] In March 2011, Khalifa sent the United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Air Force to support the military intervention in Libya
Libya
against Muammar Gaddafi, alongside forces from NATO, Qatar, Sweden
Sweden
and Jordan.[10][11] Later that year Khalifa was ranked as the world's fourth-wealthiest monarch, with a fortune estimated to be worth $15 billion.[12] In 2013, he commissioned Azzam, the longest motor yacht ever built at 590 ft (180 m) long, with costs between $400–600 million.[13][14] In Fall 2011, the Emirates initiated a program to promote "allegiance" to Khalifa and other Emirati leaders.[15] The program continues, and encourages not only Emirati nationals, but residents from any nationality to register their "appreciation, recognition, and loyalty" to the Emirs.[16] In January 2014, Khalifa suffered a stroke and was reported to have been in a stable condition after undergoing an operation.[17]

Controversies[edit] Seychellois government records show that since 1995 Khalifa has spent $2 million buying up more than 66 acres of land on the Seychelles' main island of Mahé, where his palace is being built.[18] The Seychelles' government has received large aid packages from the UAE, most notably a $130 million injection that was used in social service and military aid, which funded patrol boats for the Seychelles' antipiracy efforts. In 2008, the UAE came to the indebted Seychelles government's aid, with a $30 million injection.[18] Khalifa paid $500,000 for the 29.8-acre site of his palace in 2005, according to the sales document. A Seychelles
Seychelles
planning authority initially rejected the palace's building plans, a decision overturned by President James Michel's cabinet.[18] A month after the start of construction of the palace, the national utility company warned that the site's plans posed threats to the water supply. Joel Morgan, the Seychelles' minister of the environment, said the government did not tender the land because it wanted it to go to Khalifa. Morgan said "the letter of the law" might not have been followed in the land sale.[18] In February 2010, the sewage system set up by Ascon, the company building the palace, for the site's construction workers overflowed, sending rivers of waste through the region, which are home to more than 8000 residents.[18] Local government agencies and officials from Khalifa's office responded quickly to the problem, sending in technical experts and engineers. Government officials concluded that Ascon ignored health and building codes for their workers, and fined the company $81,000. Ascon blamed the incident on "unpredicted weather conditions".[18] Khalifa's presidential office offered to pay $15 million to replace the water-piping system for the mountainside., and Seychelles' government representatives and residents say Ascon has offered to pay roughly $8,000 to each of the 360 households that were affected by the pollution.[18] In April 2016, Khalifa was named in the Panama Papers
Panama Papers
by[19] the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; he reportedly owns luxury properties in London
London
worth more than $1.7 billion via shell companies that Mossack Fonseca
Mossack Fonseca
set up and administers for him in the British Virgin Islands.[20] Ancestry[edit]

Ancestors of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

16. Sheikh
Sheikh
Khalifa bin Shakbut Al Nahyan (= 12)

8. Sheikh
Sheikh
Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

4. Sheikh
Sheikh
Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan

2. Sheikh
Sheikh
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

10. Sheikh
Sheikh
Butti Al Qubaisi

5. Sheikha Salma bint Butti Al Qubaisi

1. Sheikh
Sheikh
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

24. Sheikh
Sheikh
Shakbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan

12. Sheikh
Sheikh
Khalifa bin Shakbut Al Nahyan (= 16)

6. Sheikh
Sheikh
Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

3. Sheikha Hassa bint Mohammed Al Nahyan

See also[edit]

Biography portal Royalty portal

List of current heads of state and government List of rulers of separate Emirates of the United Arab Emirates List of the richest royals Sheikh
Sheikh
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Sheikh
Sheikh
Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan

References[edit]

^ (PDF) http://www.na.ae/en/Images/LIWA04.pdf. Retrieved 5 February 2017.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ "Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan". Forbes. Retrieved 26 June 2012.  ^ "Asset-backed insecurity". The Economist. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2017.  ^ Pendleton, Devon (11 March 2009). "The Gulf's Newest Billionaire". Forbes. Retrieved 11 April 2013.  ^ "World's tallest building opens in Dubai". BBC News. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2013.  ^ "The UAE President". Crown Prince Court. Retrieved 18 October 2017.  ^ "Sheikha Hessa, mother of Sheikh
Sheikh
Khalifa, dies". The National. Retrieved 28 January 2018.  ^ . Entrepreneur http://www.entrepreneur.com/tradejournals/article/158103051.html.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ Coker, Margaret (29 November 2010). "Leaked Papers Show Arab Leaders Critical of Iran, Neighbors". The Wall Street Journal.  ^ "UAE updates support to UN Resolution 1973". WAM. 25 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016.  ^ " Libya
Libya
Live Blog – March 24". Al Jazeera. 24 March 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011.  ^ "The World's Richest Royals". Forbes. 29 April 2011. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011.  ^ "Emirati royals knock Abramovich off top of yacht league". CNBC. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2015.  ^ Daniel Fisher (5 April 2012). "German Shipyard Launches World's Largest Private Yacht At 591 Feet". Forbes. Retrieved 17 March 2014.  ^ "Want to pledge allegiance to the president of the UAE? With this website, you can! The Next Web".  ^ "Our Allegiance to Sheikh
Sheikh
Khalifa".  ^ " Sheikh
Sheikh
Khalifa's condition stable as he recovers from stroke". The National. Abu Dhabi. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014.  ^ a b c d e f g Margaret, Coker (9 September 2010). " Sheikh
Sheikh
Abode a Sore Point in Seychelles". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 February 2012.  ^ "Panama Papers: The Power Players". International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Retrieved 3 April 2016.  ^ Adam Lusher (5 April 2016). "Panama Papers: 12 world leaders linked to offshore dealings – and the full allegations against them". The Independent. 

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