- The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
- Currently serving as the country's deputy prime minister
|Real name:||Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud|
|How tall is Mohammed bin Salman?||183 cm / 6 ft 1 in||Born:||31 August 1985 |
|How old is Mohammed bin Salman in 2020? / Age: ||34 years|
|Where was Mohammed bin Salman born?||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
Net worth 2020 (estimated)
|How much is Mohammed bin Salman worth?||$4,000,000,000|
Who is Mohammed bin Salman? / Facts
Early life and education - Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud is the son of King Salman from his third spouse, Fahda bint Falah bin Sultan bin Hathleen.
She is a granddaughter of Rakan bin Hithalayn, who was the head of the Al Ajman tribe.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the eldest among his mother's children.
His full siblings include Turki bin Salman, former chairman of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group, and Khalid bin Salman.
Prince Mohammed holds a bachelor's degree in law from King Saud University.
Current position - Mohammed bin Salman is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
He is serving as the country's deputy prime minister (the title of prime minister being held by the king) and is also Chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, Chairman of the Council of Political and Security Affairs, and Minister of Defence – the world's youngest at the time of his appointment.
He has been described as the power behind the throne of his father, King Salman. He was appointed crown prince in June 2017 following King Salman's decision to remove Muhammad bin Nayef from all positions, making Mohammed bin Salman heir-designate to the throne.
Reformer- He has led several successful reforms, which include regulations restricting the powers of the religious police, the removal of the ban on female drivers in June 2018, and weakening the male-guardianship system in August 2019.
Other cultural developments under his reign include the first Saudi public concerts by a female singer, the first Saudi sports stadium to admit women, an increased presence of women in the workforce, and opening the country to international tourists by introducing an e-visa system, allowing foreign visas to be applied for and issued via the Internet.
His Vision 2030 program aims to diversify the Saudi economy through investment in non-oil sectors including technology and tourism.
In 2016, he announced plans to list the shares of the state oil company Saudi Aramco.
Mohammed advocates fiscal austerity and leads a "crackdown on corruption and self-enrichment".
Controversies - Despite praise for his strides towards the social and economic liberalisation of Saudi Arabia, international commentators and human rights groups have been openly critical of bin Salman's leadership and the shortfalls of his reform program, citing a rising number of detentions and alleged torture of human rights activists, his bombing of Yemen in which war-induced famine could cause 13 million civilians to starve, the escalation of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, the start of the Lebanon–Saudi Arabia dispute, the start of a diplomatic spat with Canada, the arrest of members of the Saudi royal family in November 2017, a crackdown on feminists, and the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi.
He has been described by observers as an autocratic leader, with no tolerance for dissent against him or the Saudi royal family.
- Wealth - He is one of the richest men in the world, with a net worth around $4 billion.
In 2015, he purchased the Italian-built and Bermuda-registered yacht Serene from Russian vodka tycoon Yuri Shefler for €500 million.
In 2015, Mohammed purchased the Chateau Louis XIV in France for over $300 million.
In December 2017, a number of sources reported that the Crown Prince, using his close associate Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Farhan as an intermediary, had bought the Salvator Mundi possibly by Leonardo da Vinci.
The sale in November at $450.3 million set a new record price for a work of art.
This report has been denied by the auctioneer Christie's, the Embassy of Saudi Arabia, and the Government of the United Arab Emirates, which has announced that it is the actual owner of the painting.
The current location of the painting is unknown.
- Personal life - He married his cousin, Princess Sarah bint Mashhoor bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in 2008, and together they have four children.
- Social media stats - He has 49.7K followers on Instagram, and 10.8K followers on Twitter, as of May 2020.
- King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
We will not allow our country ever to be at the mercy of a commodity price volatility or external markets. We have all the means to achieve our dreams and ambitions. There are no excuses for us to stand still or move backwards. Our Vision is a strong, thriving, and stable Saudi Arabia that provides opportunity for all.
Do not write that we are "reinterpreting" Islam - we are restoring Islam to its origins - and our biggest tools are the Prophet's practices and [daily life in] Saudi Arabia before 1979.
I support Saudi Arabia, and half of Saudi Arabia is women. So I support women.
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Last update: 13 May 2020
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