Mubarak was succeeded as ruler by his son Jabir (1915-17) and another son Salim (1917-21). Subsequent emirs descended from these two brothers. Sheikh Ahmed al-Jabir Al Sabah ruled from 1921 until his death in 1950, and Sheikh Abdullah al-Salim Al Sabah from 1950 to 1965. Shiekeh sabah al-Salim ruled after the death of his brother Sheikh Abdullah, from 1965 to 1977. Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad is the present ruler.