King Abdullah II of Jordan
Upon the death of his father in 1999, Abdullah II of Jordan ascended to the throne. His family has ruled in Jordan since 1943 and are an extremely influential Muslim dynasty. His great grandfather King Abdullah I was the person to found modern Jordan, just another way to show the power this family has.
Jordan is one of the few countries that continues to be ruled by constitutional monarchy in which the king has power in politics. In 2010, King Abdullah II of Jordan was selected as the fourth most influential Muslim in the world.
This king has actually done something useful for his country. He has improved the economy of Jordan, and has also built peace between Jordanians and Israeli throughout the Palestinian conflict. By opening up tourism to the country, he has really increased both international relations and the financial situation for Jordan.
To help further the finances of the country, King Abdullah II has made some smart foreign investments and it has paid off.