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Saad Hariri


Incumbent
Assumed office 
9 November 2009
President Michel Suleiman
Deputy Elias Murr
Preceded by Fouad Siniora

Born 18 April 1970 (1970-04-18) (age 39)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Political party Movement of the Future
March 14 Alliance
Alma mater McDonough School of Business
Religion Sunni Islam

Saad ed Deen Rafiq al-Hariri (Arabic: سعد الدين رفيق الحريري‎; born 18 April 1970) is the current Prime Minister of Lebanon. He is the second son of Rafiq Hariri, the assassinated former Lebanese Prime Minister. After his father's death, he inherited the helm of the Movement of the Future, an essentially Sunni movement that was created and led by his late father. He is also the leader of the March 14 Alliance, a coalition of political groups born out of the Cedar Revolution which, through mass popular demonstrations and Western support, led to the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon in 2005 after a 29 year presence.

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Early years and personal life

Saad Hariri was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,[1][2] and is the son of Rafiq Hariri and his first wife Nidal Al-Bustani, an Iraqi. Saad Hariri graduated from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, with a major in business administration, in 1992.[3] He managed part of his father's business in Riyadh until his father's assassination. When his father was killed in February 2005, he inherited some USD 4.1 billion in 2005 earning him and each of his siblings[4] a place on the 2006 Forbes list of richest people in the world (released in March 2006). According to Forbes, he is the 522nd richest man in the world and has a net worth of $1.4 billion

In 1993 started as marketing manager with Sipco, Saudi Industrial Paints Co in Damman, He was the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Oger Telecom, which pursues telecommunication interest in Middle East and Africa. In addition, Hariri was the Chairman of Omnia Holdings and a board member of Oger International Entreprise de Travaux Internationaux.

Entry into politics

After his father, Rafiq Hariri, was killed on 14 February 2005 by a car bomb in central Beirut, Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon and took up his father's political path engaged in politics.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fouad Siniora
Prime Minister of Lebanon
2009–present
Incumbent
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