Ahmed Zaki Yamani

1930 - 2021

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Ahmed Zaki Yamani (Arabic: أحمد زكي يماني; 30 June 1930 – 23 February 2021) was a Saudi Arabian politician who served as Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources under four Saudi monarchs from 1962 to 1986, and a minister in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for 25 years. With degrees from institutions including New York University School of Law, Harvard Law School, and a doctorate from the University of Exeter, Yamani became a close adviser to the Saudi government in 1958 and then became oil minister in 1962. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmed Zaki Yamani has received more than 346,153 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Ahmed Zaki Yamani is the 7,339th most popular politician (down from 6,898th in 2019), the 171st most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 135th in 2019) and the 58th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

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Among politicians, Ahmed Zaki Yamani ranks 7,339 out of 19,576Before him are Abd al-Rahman V, Jahanara Begum, Duke Alexander of Württemberg, Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić, Salitis, and Princess Eugénie of Sweden. After him are William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Abdallah al-Adil, Eberhard of Friuli, Afonso I, Duke of Braganza, Emperor Go-En'yū, and Rasoherina.

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Among people born in 1930, Ahmed Zaki Yamani ranks 136Before him are Michel Rocard, Franzl Lang, Lina Kostenko, Marshall Sahlins, Fritz Wunderlich, and Kinji Fukasaku. After him are Ahmad Shah of Pahang, Frank Lucas, Dündar Ali Osman, Guy Ligier, James Baker, and Eugenio Castellotti. Among people deceased in 2021, Ahmed Zaki Yamani ranks 129Before him are Renée Simonot, Jimmy Greaves, Marshall Sahlins, Hank Aaron, Alberto Grimaldi, and Haya Harareet. After him are James Levine, Yuriy Sedykh, Poul Schlüter, David Yonggi Cho, Dündar Ali Osman, and Willy van der Kuijlen.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Zaki Yamani ranks 171 out of 354Before him are Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1940), Said ibn al-Musayyib (642), Umayya ibn Abd Shams (null), Suhayl ibn Amr (556), Asma bint Umais (null), and Al-Khayzuran (701). After him are Abd-Allah ibn Umm-Maktum (null), Nimr al-Nimr (1959), Umamah bint Zainab (null), Umm Ruman (null), Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (1960), and Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan (null).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Zaki Yamani ranks 58Before him are Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya (690), Utbah ibn Rabi'ah (567), Mus'ab ibn al-Zubayr (650), Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1940), Umayya ibn Abd Shams (null), and Suhayl ibn Amr (556). After him are Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (1960), Abdulaziz bin Muhammad Al Saud (1721), Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1931), Muhammad bin Nayef (1959), Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (1949), and Mohammad bin Salman (1985).