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Inside the rapid rise and unprecedented power grab of Saudi Arabia's millennial crown prince

Business Insider Logo By Peter Jacobs of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 28: <p> Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is rapidly becoming the driving force behind his Middle East kingdom and one of the most powerful people in the world.</p><p> The 32-year-old royal has influenced Saudi Arabia's military, foreign policy, economy, and even day-to-day religious and cultural life.</p><p> Crown Prince Mohammed - or MbS, as he's widely known - is also <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/what-happened-in-saudi-arabia-2017-11?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=msn-slideshow&utm_campaign=bodyurl"> widely seen to be the muscle behind Saudi Arabia's</a> recent anti-corruption purge. The heir to the throne, <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-arabia-mohammed-bin-salman-power-grab-2017-11?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=msn-slideshow&utm_campaign=bodyurl"> Crown Prince Mohammed is consolidating power</a> in a way Saudi Arabia hasn't seen in decades.</p><p> Meet the powerful prince who could reshape the Middle East:</p>

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is rapidly becoming the driving force behind his Middle East kingdom and one of the most powerful people in the world.

The 32-year-old royal has influenced Saudi Arabia's military, foreign policy, economy, and even day-to-day religious and cultural life.

Crown Prince Mohammed - or MbS, as he's widely known - is also widely seen to be the muscle behind Saudi Arabia's recent anti-corruption purge. The heir to the throne, Crown Prince Mohammed is consolidating power in a way Saudi Arabia hasn't seen in decades.

Meet the powerful prince who could reshape the Middle East:

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