Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman Named Crown Prince; Holds Unusual Power For a Man At His Age

By Carie P. | Jun 22, 2017 06:09 PM EDT

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman was just named as crown prince last Wednesday. Because of this announcement, the prince is said to be holding an unusual power for a man at his age since he is only 31. This was also the reason why some people tagged him as "Mr. Everything".

Last 2015, Mohammed bin Salman was being named as the second-in-line to the throne in Saudi Arabia. Starting from that, he has risen to become the kingdom's most popular figure as well as the most powerful personality. Additionally, Tribune claimed that the crown prince easily gained popularity from the young people in the said country.

It can be recalled that Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman has been active in the affairs of politics in the country. In fact, he proposed the so-called, Vision 2030 which aimed to bring economic and social change to the kingdom. Apart from this, he likewise became the defense minister for two years when Saudi intervened in Yemen conflicts.

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When Mohammed bin Salman's father assumed the throne last 2015, the second-in-line to the throne easily gained power too. Some reports were claiming that the factors that contribute to his influence were his intelligence and his influence on the monarch.

If his past positions were no enough, Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman even became the chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs. In his position, he coordinated the economic policy of the country and also supervised Saudi Aramco.

Added to Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman incredible profile was his routine that he I actually working 16 hours a day. Furthermore, it was also reported that he constantly seeks inspiration from the writings of Winston Churchill and Sun Tzu.

Lastly, Mohammed bin Salman also shared that even if Islam allows polygamous marriages; it's different in the modern times. Unlike other members of Saudi Arabia's royal family, the crown prince only married once with two boys and two girls. Moreover, the second-in-line to the throne also has a reputation of being determined and aggressive.

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