Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is ranked fifth richest royal in the world, according to Forbes with an estimated net worth of $4.5 billion as of 2014. Sheikh Mohammed attended the Bell Educational Trust’s English Language School in the United Kingdom and He became Prime Minister on 11 February 2006. The Dubai ruler is best known for his interest in thoroughbred horse breeding and racing. Many commentators speculate that he is the biggest spender in the history of horseracing, with stables in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.
Aside from his interest in horseracing, he has a passion for cars and boats. He owns over 100 cars in his Dubai palace and one of the world’s biggest yachts measuring a mind-boggling 163 meters. He is also a prominent Nabti poet in the Arab world and is also recognized for his humanitarian work, which includes $100 million setting up the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation.
Sheikh Mohammed has two wives Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum and Princess Haya bint Al Hussein. In total he has 24 children, 10 sons and 14 daughters.