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Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was born on the 28th April 1937 in Al-ʿAwjah, Iraq, and he died on the 30th December 2006 in Baghdad. He was a politician, a leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party and the Baghdad-based Ba’ath Party, but best known all over the world for being the fifth President of Iraq, from 1979 until 2003. In 2006, he was executed for crimes against the Shi’ite people.

Have you ever wondered how rich Saddam Hussein was? According to estimates from authoritative sources, Saddam counted his net worth at the impressive amount of $2 billion. Obviously, most of his income was the result of his successful involvement in politics, in particular when he was named President of Iraq and very effectively controlled the economy.

Saddam Hussein Net Worth $2 Billion

Saddam Hussein was born in the village, Al-Awja, which is near Tikrit, a city in the north-central Iraq, to Hussein ‘Abid al-Majid and his wife Subha Tulfah al-Mussallat; his family was a family of shepherds. The name “Saddam” in Arabic language has the meaning – “the one who confronts”. When he was a baby, his father abandoned the family, and later his older brother passed away from cancer, thus he stayed alone with his mother, who later remarried, so Saddam moved to Baghdad and was raised by his uncle Khairallah Talfah, who was a politician. Under the influence of his uncle he went to a nationalistic high school in Baghdad, after which he enrolled at Cairo Law School. According to sources, he never graduated as he quit education in 1957 to become a member of the revolutionary pan-Arab Ba’ath Party, in which his uncle was one of the supporters. However, he later continued education at Baghdad Law College.
Two years after he joined the Ba`ath Party, the members tried to overthrow the president of Iraq, Abd al-Karim Qasim, however, their attempt to assassinate him failed, and Saddam fled to Syria, and later Egypt.

After the president was finally overthrown, in the Ramadan Revolution, Saddam returned to Iraq, but was soon arrested because of internal fights of the Ba`ath Party. Although he was imprisoned, Saddam stayed in politics, and slowly began to climb his way up. By 1966 he had become the deputy secretary of the Regional Command, which marked the beginning of his reign. Two years later, Saddam was a part of the Ba’athist coup which proved successful, as Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr became the president of Iraq, appointing Saddam as his deputy. Little by little, Saddam proved himself worthy of the president`s trust, and was allowed more and more serious decision-making, becoming the real political power such that in 1979 Saddam turned against Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr when he tried to unite Iraq and Syria, and the latter resigned from his presidential position.

Since that point, Saddam`s net worth began to increase dramatically, continuing until the end of his reign in 2003. His position of president was the main source of his net worth in those years, especialy as any opposition was eliminated with a loss of Iraqi people estimated at a minimum of 250,000. However, in 2003 he was overthrown, when the US President at the time George W Bush, organized an invasion of Iraq alongside British Prime Minister Tony Blair, accusing Saddam that he collaborated with the terrorist organization Al-Quaeda, and that he also possessed weapons of mass destruction. As a result, when he was eventually captured/arrested, he was sentenced to death by hanging, and was executed on 30 December 2006.

Regarding his personal life, Saddam Hussein was in a polygamous marriage with three wives. His first wife was his cousin Sajida Talfah (m. 1958), the daughter of his uncle; with her he had five children. Hi second wife Samira Shahbandar he married in 1986, and third Nidal al-Hamdani, who was the general manager of the Solar Energy Research Center, he married in 1990.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 28, 1937
Birth place: al-Awja, Iraq
Death date: 2006-12-30
Height:6' 1¼" (1.86 m)
Profession:Writer
Nationality:Iraqi
Spouse:Samira Shahbandar
Children:Uday Hussein Qusay Hussein Raghad Hussein Rana Hussein Hala Hussein
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1On November 5, 2006, he was sentenced to death by hanging for the murders of 148 people in the mostly-Shia town of Dujail in 1982.
2In 1980, he was given the key to Detroit, making him an honorary citizen.
3Has been portrayed in movies and TV by actor James Evans of General Hospital (1963) fame.
4When climbing out of the "spider hole" where he was hiding, he said to the US troops, "Don't shoot! I am Saddam Hussein! I am the President of the Republic of Iraq and I wish to negotiate!" One of the troops replied, "President Bush sends his regards."
514 December 2003: Acting on a tip, coalition forces captured the dictator hiding in an underground crawl space on a farm in Adwar, 10 miles from Tikrit.
6Credited as "Himself" in the animated film South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999). Photos of the real Hussein (and the voice of Matt Stone) were used for the animated character.
7His sons, Uday Hussein and Qusay Hussein, were killed along with 2 others in a 6-hour standoff with United States forces at a palatial villa in Mosul, Iraq. (22 July 2003).
8In July 2003, a $25 million reward was offered for evidence of his whereabouts, his capture, or proof of his death.
9First wife Sajida is the daughter of Khairallah Tulfah, Saddam's uncle and first mentor. Their marriage was arranged when Saddam was 5 and Sajida was 7. However, the two didn't meet until 1958; they were married in Egypt during his exile. While Sajida was officially Iraq's First Lady, Saddam has at least three other wives the Iraqi press kept silent about. His newest wife, Wafa, is the daughter of his last deputy prime minister, Abdul Tawab el-Mulla Howeish.
10Children: Sons Uday Hussein and Qusay Hussein, daughters Raghda, Rana and Hala by first wife, Sajida; son Ali Saddam by second wife, Samira. Uday controlled the media and was named Journalist of the Century by the Iraqi Union of Journalists. Qusay ran the elite Republican Guard and was considered Saddam's heir. Both brothers made a fortune smuggling oil. Saddam ordered Raghda's and Rana's husbands killed in 1996 after they plotted against him. Raghda, Rana and Sajida were placed under house arrest in 1997 when it was suspected they had a role in the 12 December 1996 ambush that nearly killed Uday. Hala's husband, Jamal Mustafa Sultan al-Tikriti, surrendered to U.S. troops in April 2003. Uday and Qusai were killed in Mosul during a firefight with United States troops in mid-July 2003.
11His regime ended publicly, if not officially, on 9 April 2003, when citizens of Baghdad pulled down a statue of him erected to mark his 65th birthday.
12Has a look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
13Usually portrayed in US movies by actor Jerry Haleva.
14Favorite movie was The Godfather (1972).
15Invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990 and made it the 19th province of Iraq.
16Waged war against Iran from September 22, 1980 to August 1988. The Iran-Iraq war is estimated to have caused one million casualties including 250,000 Iraqi dead.
17In 1959, he and a group from the radical nationalist movement Ba'ath attempted to assassinate General Abd al-Karim Qasim, who had overthrown King Faisal II. It was unsuccessful, forcing Saddam to go into exile until 9 February, 1963, when Qasim was tortured and killed by Ba'ath army officers after a kangaroo trial broadcast live on Iraqi television.
18In 1956, he participated in an unsuccessful coup attempt against King Faisal II.
19An interrogator and torturer at the infamous "Palace of the End", the cellar of the former palace of King Faisal II.
20Attended Cairo (Egypt) University School of Law.
21Ranked 55th on the Forbes World's Richest with an estimated worth of $7 billion. (2000).
22An admirer of Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin.
23Wrote two novels, "Zabibah and the King" and "The Fortified Castle", under the pen name "He Who Wrote It.".
24His birthday was formerly an Iraqi national holiday.
25Had over 20 presidential palaces.
26In an open letter to the American people, Hussein said that the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center were retribution for the death and destruction America has unleashed against foreigners, including the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Gulf War and economic sanctions against Iraq. (18 September 2001).
27At a now-infamous meeting shown on Iraqi television, he had several members escorted out and executed in an "effort" to "cleanse" the Ba'ath Party (22 July 1979).
28Declared himself President upon the resignation of President Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr due to "health problems" (16 July 1979).


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Moustache.


Quotes

#Quote
1[About to be hung. An observer shouts "Go to Hell!"] To the Hell that is Iraq?
2Those who fight in God's cause will be victorious.
3There is much to be said for having an experienced international jurist who is entirely unconnected with the allied invaders, on the tribunal.
4Remember the valiant Iraqi peasant and how he shot down an American Apache with an old weapon.
5Politics is when you say you are going to do one thing while intending to do another. Then you do neither what you said nor what you intended.
6If you are Iraqi, you know who I am... and you know that I do not tire. I am the president of Iraq and I refuse to answer these questions because this court is illegitimate.
7Who are you and what are you?... I need to know.
8We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons.
9We are not intimidated by the size of the armies, or the type of hardware the US has brought.
10I didn't say 'former president,' I said 'president,' and I have the constitutional rights according to the constitution, including immunity from prosecution.
11I am not guilty, I am innocent.
12I am not going to answer to this so-called court, out of respect for the truth and the will of the Iraqi people. I've said what I've said, and I'm not guilty.
13Baghdad is determined to force the Mongols of our age to commit suicide at its gates.
14Allah is on our side. That is why we will beat the aggressor.
15You Americans, you treat the Third World the way an Iraqi peasant treats his new bride. Three days of honeymoon, and then it's off to the fields. (1985)


Pictures



Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Al-ayyam al-tawila1980novel

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra1983funding producer - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Without Fear or Favor: The Best in Broadcast Journalism2004TV Special documentaryHimself
Inside Edition2004TV Series documentaryHimself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2003TV SeriesHimself
Les dix2003Himself
BBC World News2003TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Today2003TV SeriesHimself
Uncle Saddam2000DocumentaryHimself
Gore Vidal's American Presidency1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (1996)
Saddam Hussein: Defying the World - A Visual Biography1990Documentary shortHimself
Biography1987TV Series documentaryHimself
Panorama1981TV Series documentaryHimself
America at a Crossroads2008TV Series documentaryHimself
WMD: Weapon of Mass Destruction2004DocumentaryHimself
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2004TV SeriesHimself
Frontline2004TV Series documentaryHimself
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather2003-2004TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secret History2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Panorama2013-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Menschen & Mächte2016TV Series documentaryHimself
That's So...2016TV Series documentaryHimself
World Order2015DocumentaryHimself
Els dies clau2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Imminent Threat2015DocumentaryHimself
History2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Präsident Irak
Dancing Arabs2014Himself (uncredited)
The Hitch2014DocumentaryHimself
ITV Lunchtime News2014TV SeriesHimself
The Iraq War2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Me Gusta: Með Gústa2013TV SeriesHimself
Girlfriend in a Coma2012DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
412012/IIDocumentaryHimself
Shadows of Liberty2012DocumentaryHimself - former Iraqi dictator
America's Book of Secrets2012TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is England '882011TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Kay.Fabe2011Short
Ethos2011/IDocumentaryHimself
The Devil's Double2011Himself (uncredited)
The War You Don't See2010DocumentaryHimself
War of the Gods2010DocumentaryHimself
24 timer vi aldrig glemmer2010TV SeriesHimself
50 años de2009TV SeriesHimself
The Men Who Stare at Goats2009Himself (uncredited)
Iran and the West2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Dangerous Dynasty: The Bush Legacy2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Shock Doctrine2009DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
W.2008/IHimself (uncredited)
Being W2008DocumentaryHimself
Superpower2008DocumentaryHimself
Blood and Oil2008Video documentaryHimself
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Afterschool2008Himself (uncredited)
Frontline2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
William F. Buckley: Right from the Start2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wir sind Kaiser2007TV SeriesHimself
The Blair Years2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Colbert Report2007TV SeriesHimself
CNN Presents2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kingdom2007Himself (uncredited)
Un jour, un destin2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Taking Liberties2007DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Die 4 da2007TV SeriesHimself
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone2007DocumentaryHimself
The Battle for Saddam2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
20 heures le journal2007TV SeriesHimself
Validation2007ShortSaddam Hussein (uncredited)
Unter falscher Flagge2007Video documentaryHimself
The Fame Review 20062006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Djihad!2006TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Al Jazeera English2006TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You2006TV SeriesHimself
Inside Saddam's Reign of Terror2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Chirac2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV's 50 Greatest Stars2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac2006DocumentaryHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
SuperNews!2006TV SeriesHimself
Declassified2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Zero Hour2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Iraqi Dictator
50 y más2005TV MovieHimself
Saddam Hussein: Histoire d'un procès annoncé2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
National Geographic: Inside 9/112005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Beyond Treason2005Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saddam, le meilleur ennemi de l'Amérique2005TV MovieHimself
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2005TV SeriesHimself
National Geographic Explorer2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Why We Fight2005DocumentaryHimself
Saddam Hussein: le procès que vous ne verrez pas2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die2004DocumentaryHimself
Fahrenhype 9/112004Video documentaryHimself
Buried in the Sand: The Deception of America2004Video documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2003-2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Iraqi President / Himself
The World According to Bush2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fahrenheit 9/112004DocumentaryHimself
Modern Marvels2001-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Bush's Brain2004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Freedom2speak v2.02004DocumentaryHimself - Dictator, Iraq
Nous les Irakiens2004DocumentaryHimself
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
History Now: The Hunt for Osama and Saddam - Tracking Down the Killers2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Our Friend Saddam2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Året der gik 20032003TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
TV 2 003 - Året i ord og billeder2003TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Nyhetsåret 20032003TV Movie documentaryFormer Iraqi President
Un día cualquiera2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2002-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Real Room 1012003TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
History Now: Sons of Saddam2003TV MovieHimself
Quest for Saddam2003Video GameHimself
Tilbage til Bagdad2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Behind Iraqi Lines2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography of the Year 20032003TV ShortHimself
I rævens hule - Saddams Irak2002TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Live from Baghdad2002TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Equilibrium2002Himself (uncredited)
Dags dato2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Bowling for Columbine2002DocumentaryHimself
Clash of Warriors2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Wartime Deception2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Courage Under Fire1996Himself (uncredited)
The Gulf War1996TV MovieHimself
Unbroadcastable 'Have I Got News for You'1995VideoHimself (uncredited)
JAG1995TV SeriesHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
UFO Diaries1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Doomsday Gun1994TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Nostradamus1994Himself (uncredited)
Islamic Fundamentalism & Democracy1993TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Peter's Friends1992Himself (uncredited)
The Finest Hour1992Himself (uncredited)
The Horrors of War1992Video documentaryHimself
Hyperdelic E-Mission1991Video documentaryHimself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
Desert Storm: The War Begins1991TV Movie documentaryHimself

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