Mohammed bin Salman is on a tour of the European Union, MBS known as a hero of change in Saudi Arabia

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  • Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman is on EU visit

  • MBS Known as a Hero of Change in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is on a visit to Greece. He will also visit France during this trip. The crown prince is on his first visit to the European Union since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In 2018, Khashoggi was assassinated outside the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Turkey. Turkey accused the Saudi government of killing Khagoshi. There were also demonstrations around the world against Saudi Arabia regarding this. However, Saudi Crown Prince MBS denied involvement in the murder. US President Biden had talked about punishing MBS.

Who is Mohammed bin Salman-
Mohammed bin Salman was born on 31 August 1985 in Jeddah. He is the seventh son of Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. His mother is King’s third wife. MBS holds a law degree from Raja Saud University. In the year 2017, at the age of just 31, King succeeded MBS.

MBS used to play with security personnel
As a child, MBS loved to play with the security personnel. This story was told by Rashid Sekkai, who was a teacher of MBS. Who was the Arabic correspondent of the BBC at that time. Rashid told a story. When Salman came to the class with a walkie-talkie from the security guard.

Live a luxury life
If we talk about assets, then the personal wealth of MBS is Rs 214.20 billion. While the annual income is 400 million dollars. Saudi Prince lives a life of luxury. He is also known for his expensive hobby. In 2015, MBS bought a 57-acre bungalow in Paris. Which is worth 21 lakh crores. Crores of rupees are spent every month on its maintenance. Apart from this, he has the world’s most expensive super yacht, Serene. It was bought by MBS in the year 2015 for Rs 31.27 billion. It has the facility of swimming pool, salt water pool, sleeping bath, super hot tub and helipad. The world remembers the Saudi Prince’s one week party in Maldives. 57 crores were spent in this. 50 luxurious hotels and villas were booked in Maldives for the party.

Are fond of expensive cars-
Mohammed bin Salman is fond of expensive cars. He has 18 of the most expensive cars in the world. This includes Rolls Royal, Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti.

Heroes of Change MBS-
Mohammed bin Salman is fond of working. According to the report of The Guardian, SBS spends 18 hours in the office. The popularity of MBS is among the youth of Saudi Arabia. The reason for this is his Vision 2030 programme. Through which he has promised to change the future of the youth of the country. According to this vision, most of the country’s income is to be spent on education and job opportunities. Apart from this, MBS is also popular for development works. MBS has launched Hi-Tech City ‘Neom’ built at a cost of $500.
MBS has also made many social changes in Saudi Arabia. Now women do not have to wear burqa completely. Apart from this, the strictness of parents on women has also reduced. Women have been allowed to drive cars.

MBS related to controversies-
Saudi Prince Salman has also had a deep connection with controversies. There were allegations of the murder of journalist Khashoggi. Even US President Biden gave a statement against him. Apart from this, many officers of the royal family were detained in the name of anti-corruption campaign in the country. Many ministers and businessmen were arrested. He was accused of financial irregularities. In the year 2015, MBS was made the Defense Minister. After becoming the Defense Minister, Salman first launched a military operation in Yemen. In this he got the support of Arab countries. Salman was heavily criticized for this attack.

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