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Queen Rania of Jordan Life & Family, Queen Consort of Jordan - 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐑𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐚 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐧 Biography
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Abdullah II of Jordan
Her Majesty Queen RaniaRania Al-YassinRania Al Abdullah
Crown Prince of JordanHussein bin Al AbdullahPrince Hashem bin Al-AbdullahPrincess Iman bint AbdullahPrincess Salma bint Abdullah
1995 - HEC University of Geneva1991 - American University in CairoNew English School
Jordan River Foundation
Kuwait City
Islam
167
Female
Faisal Sedki Al-Yassin
Ilham Yassin
$25 billion
Virgo
Kuwait City
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Who is Queen Rania of Jordan?

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Queen Rania of Jordan, also known as Rania Al Abdullah, is the Queen consort of Jordon. She is a strong progressive female voice in the Arab world and a powerful advocate for education, health and women's rights. Using her position as the queen of Jordan, she advocates for many social causes, including the rights of women and children, public health, environmental concerns, and the development of strong Jordanian communities. Since her marriage, she has founded a variety of charities to campaign for various sectors of society in Jordan and beyond. She has also been particularly vocal about the importance of cross cultural dialogue to nurture greater understanding, tolerance and acceptance across the world. She makes effective use of social networking sites in order to promote intercultural dialogue by calling on young people around the world to engage in a global dialogue to dismantle stereotypes of Muslims and the Arab world. She is a leading humanitarian and is working towards the establishment of new reforms for education and public health. A profound supporter of cross cultural talks, an insightful promoter of women rights, she continues to serve as a source of motivation for social change and world peace.

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Queen Rania of Jordan Childhood & Early Life

She was born as Rania Al Yassin, on August 31, 1970 in Kuwait, to Faisal Sedki Al Yassin, a physician from Tulkarm and his wife, Ilham Yassin. Her parents were of Palestinian descent and she was raised along with her two siblings, Dina and Magdi, in Tulkarm.

She received her early education from the New English School in Jabriya, Kuwait City. Later she got enrolled at the American University in Cairo and earned a graduate degree in Business Administration in 1991.

In 1991, during the first Gulf War, her family fled from Kuwait along with thousands of other Palestinian families. The family resettled in Jordan, where she joined them after completing her university studies.

Queen Rania of Jordan Later Years

In Jordan, she started her career in the fields of banking and information technology. She worked briefly in marketing for Citibank, followed by another marketing job with Apple Corporations in Amman.

In 1999, she was proclaimed the ‘Queen consort’ of Jordon after her husband became the King of Jordan. Since then she has used her position for the betterment of the people and served as a powerful advocate for various causes such as women rights, reforms in education and public health, and youth empowerment across the globe.

In 2003, she initiated the ‘Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans’.

In 2007, she was named UNICEF's first Eminent Advocate for Children. The following year, she launched “Madrasati” (“My School”), a public-private initiative aimed at refurbishing 500 of Jordan’s public schools over a five-year period

For a greater understanding between cultures, she conducted campaigns in high profile forums such as the ‘Jeddah Economic Forum’, ‘The Kennedy School of Government’ at Harvard University, and ‘The Skoll Foundation’ in the UK.

In 2008, she created her own YouTube channel aimed at engaging Western viewers in a discussion about their perceptions of the Arab world. She also uses other social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to initiate cross-cultural dialogues.

In 2009, she became Honorary Global Chair of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). Same year, she co-founded and led the launch of the ‘1GOAL: Education for All’ campaign.

She also serves on the Board of Directors of several international organizations such as the ‘Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA)’, ‘Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations Fund’, and ‘Young Global Leaders’.

Queen Rania of Jordan Awards & Achievements

In 1999, she was decorated as Member 1st Class of the ‘Order of al-Khalifa’ of Bahrain. The same year, she was also awarded the Dame Grand Cordon of the ‘Order of the Precious Crown’ of Japan.

In 2002, she was honored with the Dame Grand Cross Special Class of the ‘Order of Merit of the Federal Republic’ of Germany.

In 2009, she was awarded the ‘North-South Prize’ from the Council of Europe for her work in reaching out across cultures. She also received the ‘PeaceMaker Award’ for her work in cross-cultural peace dialogue.

In 2009, she was presented the Dame Grand Cross of the ‘Order of Merit of the Italian Republic’ and Dame Grand Cross of the ‘Order of Saint James of the Sword’.

She was also awarded the ‘FIFA Presidential Award’ for her commitment shown to the 1GOAL, an ‘Education for All’ initiative, in 2009.

In 2011, she was ranked as the most beautiful consort (or first lady) in the world by ‘Harpers and Queen’ magazine.

Queen Rania of Jordan Personal Life & Legacy

In January 1993, she went to a dinner party thrown by the sister of Prince Abdullah of Jordan, where she and the prince fell in love almost instantly. They married on June 10, 1993, less than six months after their first encounter.

The couple is blessed with four children; two sons, Prince Hussein and Prince Hashem, and two daughters, Princess Iman and Princess Salma. Their eldest son, Crown Prince Hussein, is the heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of Jordan.

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Queen Rania of Jordan biography timelines

  • She was born as Rania Al Yassin, on August 31, 1970 in Kuwait, to Faisal Sedki Al Yassin, a physician from Tulkarm and his wife, Ilham Yassin. Her parents were of Palestinian descent and she was raised along with her two siblings, Dina and Magdi, in Tulkarm.
    31st Aug 1970
  • She received her early education from the New English School in Jabriya, Kuwait City. Later she got enrolled at the American University in Cairo and earned a graduate degree in Business Administration in 1991.
    1991
  • In 1991, during the first Gulf War, her family fled from Kuwait along with thousands of other Palestinian families. The family resettled in Jordan, where she joined them after completing her university studies.
    1991
  • In January 1993, she went to a dinner party thrown by the sister of Prince Abdullah of Jordan, where she and the prince fell in love almost instantly. They married on June 10, 1993, less than six months after their first encounter.
    1993
  • In 1999, she was proclaimed the ‘Queen consort’ of Jordon after her husband became the King of Jordan. Since then she has used her position for the betterment of the people and served as a powerful advocate for various causes such as women rights, reforms in education and public health, and youth empowerment across the globe.
    1999
  • In 1999, she was decorated as Member 1st Class of the ‘Order of al-Khalifa’ of Bahrain. The same year, she was also awarded the Dame Grand Cordon of the ‘Order of the Precious Crown’ of Japan.
    1999
  • In 2002, she was honored with the Dame Grand Cross Special Class of the ‘Order of Merit of the Federal Republic’ of Germany.
    2002
  • In 2003, she initiated the ‘Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans’.
    2003
  • In 2007, she was named UNICEF's first Eminent Advocate for Children. The following year, she launched “Madrasati” (“My School”), a public-private initiative aimed at refurbishing 500 of Jordan’s public schools over a five-year period
    2007
  • In 2008, she created her own YouTube channel aimed at engaging Western viewers in a discussion about their perceptions of the Arab world. She also uses other social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to initiate cross-cultural dialogues.
    2008
  • In 2009, she became Honorary Global Chair of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). Same year, she co-founded and led the launch of the ‘1GOAL: Education for All’ campaign.
    2009
  • In 2009, she was awarded the ‘North-South Prize’ from the Council of Europe for her work in reaching out across cultures. She also received the ‘PeaceMaker Award’ for her work in cross-cultural peace dialogue.
    2009
  • In 2009, she was presented the Dame Grand Cross of the ‘Order of Merit of the Italian Republic’ and Dame Grand Cross of the ‘Order of Saint James of the Sword’.
    2009
  • She was also awarded the ‘FIFA Presidential Award’ for her commitment shown to the 1GOAL, an ‘Education for All’ initiative, in 2009.
    2009
  • In 2011, she was ranked as the most beautiful consort (or first lady) in the world by ‘Harpers and Queen’ magazine.
    2011
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Frequently asked questions about Queen Rania of Jordan

  • What is Queen Rania of Jordan birthday?

    Queen Rania of Jordan was born at August 31, 1970

  • Where is Queen Rania of Jordan's birth place?

    Queen Rania of Jordan was born in Kuwait City

  • What is Queen Rania of Jordan nationalities?

    Queen Rania of Jordan's nationalities is Jordanian

  • Who is Queen Rania of Jordan spouses?

    Queen Rania of Jordan's spouses is Abdullah II of Jordan

  • Who is Queen Rania of Jordan childrens?

    Queen Rania of Jordan's childrens is Crown Prince of Jordan, Hussein bin Al Abdullah, Prince Hashem bin Al-Abdullah, Princess Iman bint Abdullah, Princess Salma bint Abdullah

  • What was Queen Rania of Jordan universities?

    Queen Rania of Jordan studied at 1995 - HEC University of Geneva, 1991 - American University in Cairo, New English School university

  • Which company or organization was founded by Queen Rania of Jordan?

    Queen Rania of Jordan was the founder/co-founder of Jordan River Foundation

  • What is Queen Rania of Jordan's religion?

    Queen Rania of Jordan's religion is Islam

  • How tall is Queen Rania of Jordan?

    Queen Rania of Jordan's height is 167

  • Who is Queen Rania of Jordan's father?

    Queen Rania of Jordan's father is Faisal Sedki Al-Yassin

  • Who is Queen Rania of Jordan's mother?

    Queen Rania of Jordan's mother is Ilham Yassin

  • What is Queen Rania of Jordan's sun sign?

    Queen Rania of Jordan is Virgo