Jaber III al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, GCB (Hon), GCMG (Hon) (Arabic: جابر الأحمد الجابر الصباح; June 29, 1926 – January 15, 2006) of the al-Sabah dynasty, served as the Minister of Finance and Economy from 1961 until 1965, when he was appointed Prime Minister of Kuwait. He became thirteenth Sheikh of Kuwait, and third Emir since Kuwait's independence from Britain, from December 31, 1977, until his death in 2006.
Jaber was born in Kuwait City. Sheikh Jaber (of the Al-Sabah dynasty, which has ruled Kuwait since the 18th century) was the third son of the late Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who served as Kuwait's emir from 1921 to 1950.
Sheikh Jaber received his early education at Al-Mubarakiya School, Al-Ahmediya School, and Al-Sharqiya School, and was subsequently tutored privately in religion, English, Arabic, and the sciences.