Who is Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud?
He is the eldest son of the late Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Azziz of Saudi Arabia. He was born in September 1949. He has two wives: Luluwah bint Fahd and Abeer bint Turki. And he has 8 children.
Until a few years ago he was the Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation of Saudi Arabia. Prince Khaled was Commander of the Joint Forces in the first Persian Gulf War. In 1991, he retired from the military to focus on business.
The Living Oceans Foundation
In September 2000, Khalid founded The Living Oceans Foundation. The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is a non-profit environmental science organization and ocean research foundation based in the United States.
The foundation is dedicated to ocean conservation and restoration through applied environmental science, education, and outreach, and working with local partners and governments to promote coral reef conservation.
A Fleet of 4 Luxury Yachts
The foundation is supported by Khaled’s Golden Fleet of superyachts. Golden Odyssey II was the flagship of the Golden Fleet. She is now replaced by the new Golden Odyssey.
She is sailing seas all over the world with her support yacht Golden Shadow (66.75m). And the sport fishermen Golden Osprey (27.45m). Golden Shadow is a 67-meter (220 ft) logistical support vessel that carries a Cessna Caravan Amphibious aircraft.
His father owned the yacht Al Salamah
Khaled’s father Prince Sultan was the owner of the yacht Al Salamah, one of the largest yachts in the world by volume.
After Prince Sultan’s death, the yacht was put for sale for US$ 280 million. Later the Al Salamah was de-listed and was gifted to Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince of Bahrain.