Many journals have been written about the birth of Saud. There seems to be a contradiction in each of them with many saying that he was born in 1875 while others are not really certain when exactly this astute man was born. Therefore we shall say he was born between 1875 and 1890 in the land of Riyadh, to Abdul Rahman Bin Faisal who happened to be the final ruler of the Emirate of Nejd, and his mother Sarah Al Sudairi, who originated from the Sudairi family.
Abd originated from the house of Saud a family that had been to power in the preceding 130years. He displayed leadership traits from an early age. He determined to give back leadership to his people after it was taken by the Rashidis. These two had been rivals for a long time. Described by many as a soaring high man of grandiose character, he had the innate ability to intuitively arbitrate between all people. An adventurous man who made use of the chances that befell him. Making sure that the oil industry in his country was fully exploited with the purpose of improving the lives of his people.
His unrelenting prosperity was no doubt attributed to his staunchness when it came to matters of religion. His sharpness would never go unmentioned. He kept tab of the fast developing advancement of technology and exercised the same to his country.