|Birth Day||September 3, 1936|
|Birth Place||Hammam Sousse, Tunisia|
|Age||84 YEARS OLD|
Former Tunisian President who originally took power in 1987 during a coup that ousted Habib Bourguiba. He was ultimately forcibly removed from office during the 2011 Tunisian Revolution, fleeing to Saudi Arabia amongst unrest and charges of corruption.
Since leaving the presidency and moving to Saudi Arabia, he has been sentenced in absentia to life in prison by Tunisian courts for crimes relating to violence and repression.
He has six children from two marriages. Much of his family has been implicated in the corruption that ultimately led to the Tunisian Revolution, many of whom were arrested after Ben Ali left power.
The role of President was taken over by Moncef Marzouki in 2011.