Mohammed VI of Morocco Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics, Biography

Mohammed VI of Morocco Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics, Biography
Mohammed VI of Morocco Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth August 21, 1963
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Salma Bennani

Mohammed VI of Morocco is the King of Morocco who ascended to the throne on July 23, 1999, upon the death of his father. Although he has introduced several reforms, there have been allegations of corruption in his court. According to Forbes, Mohammed VI was the richest king in Africa in 2014 and the 5th-richest king in the world.

Name

Sidi Mohammed bin Hassan al-Alawi

Other Name

Mohammed VI of Morocco

Mohammed VI of Morocco in 2004
Mohammed VI of Morocco in 2004 (U. Dettmar/ABr / Agência Brasil / CC BY 3.0 BR)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Rabat, Morocco

Nationality

Moroccan nationality

 

Education

Mohammed VI of Morocco attended Collège Royal in Rabat and completed his primary and secondary studies. In 1981, he received his Baccalaureate and gained a bachelor’s degree in Law at the Mohammed V University in 1985.

Later, he obtained his first Certificat d’Études Supérieures (CES) in Political Sciences in 1987 and then obtained a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (DEA) in Public Law in July 1988. On October 29, 1993, he obtained his Ph.D. in Law with distinction from the French University of Nice Sophia Antipolis for his thesis on “EEC-Maghreb Relations”.

Occupation

King of Morocco, Businessperson, Banker

Family

  • Father – Hassan II of Morocco (King of Morocco from 1961 until his death in 1999)
  • Mother – Lalla Latifa Hammou
  • Siblings – Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco (Older Sister), Princess Lalla Asma of Morocco (Younger Sister), Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco (Younger Sister), Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco (Younger Brother)
  • Others – Mohammed V of Morocco (Paternal Grandfather), Lalla Abla bint Tahar (Paternal Grandmother)
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Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth had been $2.1 Billion.

Build

Average

Mohammed VI of Morocco (Left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016
Mohammed VI of Morocco (Left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016 (Пресс-служба Президента Российской Федерации / Kremlin.ru / CC BY 4.0)

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

77 kg or 169.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mohammed VI of Morocco has dated –

  1. Salma Bennani (1999-Present) – In the year 1999, he met Salma Bennani during a private party and they married on March 20, 2002. They parent 2 children – a son named Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco (b. May 8, 2003) and a daughter named Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco (b. February 28, 2007).

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed

Mohammed VI of Morocco is of Moroccan Berber, Turkish, Circassian, and distant black African descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Religion

Sunni Islam

Mohammed VI of Morocco (Right) as seen while talking to US President George W. Bush in the Oval Office in Washington on April 23, 2002
Mohammed VI of Morocco (Right) as seen while talking to US President George W. Bush in the Oval Office in Washington on April 23, 2002 (Eric Draper / Executive Office of the President of the United States / Public Domain)

Mohammed VI of Morocco Facts

  1. His birthday is a public holiday in Morocco.
  2. On November 26, 1985, Mohammed VI was commissioned as a Colonel Major of the Royal Moroccan Army and he served as the Coordinator of the Offices and Services of the Royal Armed Forces until 1994.
  3. His military rank was promoted on July 12, 1994, as Major General. That same year, he became president of the High Council of Culture and Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Moroccan Army.
  4. On July 30, 1999, Mohammed VI was enthroned in Rabat.
  5. It has been reported by the New York Times that before ascending to the throne, Mohammed VI “gained a reputation as a playboy during the years he spent waiting in the wings, showing a fondness for fast cars and nightclubs.”
  6. Morocco banned the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of the burqa in January 2017.
  7. Mohammed VI reportedly purchased an €80 million mansion in Paris from the Saudi Royal family in 2020.
  8. He agreed to normalize relations with Israel in December 2020 on the condition that the United States will recognize Western Sahara as under Moroccan sovereignty.
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Featured Image by U. Dettmar/ABr / Agência Brasil / CC BY 3.0 BR

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