“I don’t care how the world views me as much as I care about what’s in the interest of the country and the Saudi people,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg last year. “Whatever serves the Saudi people and Saudi Arabia as a country, I will do it with full force, regardless of the impressions that it will create about me.”

--With assistance from Donna Abu-Nasr, Jasmine Teng, Tom Maloney, Elizabeth Rembert and Alan Katz.

This article was provided by Bloomberg News.

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