Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein (born 30 January 1962) has been King of Jordan since the 1999. He was born in Amman. Abdullah began his schooling in Amman, continuing his education abroad. He assumed command of Jordan's Special Forces in 1994, and became a major general in 1998.Abdullah, a constitutional monarch, liberalized the economy,his reforms led to an economic boom which continued until 2008. Abdullah is popular locally and internationally for maintaining Jordanian stability, and is known for promoting interfaith dialogue and a moderate understanding of Islamic.