Inside the incredible journey of millennial Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman's rise to power


Saudi Defence Minister, Prince Mohammad bin Salman

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Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman has made waves in the oil industry since becoming deputy crown prince.

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has become a very familiar figure to Western economists in the wake of the oil price crisis.

Son of the current king of Saudi Arabia, 30-year-old Prince Mohammed has rocked the commodities world with talk of completely reimagining the Saudi economy.

He wants to sell off infrastructure to reduce the deficit and create a "$2 trillion ($1.37 trillion) megafund" to make the country less dependent on oil.


So how did he get to the point of being able to make such huge decisions and command the world's ear?

We take a look back at his life to see how he rose through the ranks: