Crown Prince Sultan was the half-brother of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who two years older than him.
He first entered the Saudi government when he was appointed Governor of Riyadh Region in 1947. In 1963 he was called up to head the powerful Ministry of Defense and Aviation. Under his guidance, Saudi Arabia strengthened and modernized its military forces while conducting a brisk arms trade with both the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Prince Sultan is also reported to have built much of his considerable wealth on large commissions recouped from government arms purchases.
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