Only 3 months after US-resident Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and dismemberment, and despite international calls to reject MBS’ invitation, Mariah performed at King Abdullah Economic City in January of 2019.
In the summer of 2015, Shakira accepted a personal invitation from Saudi Crown Prince MBS to perform on a privately-rented island in the Maldives. MBS spent a reported $50-million to host a party on the island.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) visited the headquarters of Facebook and met founder and president, Mark Zuckerberg. This was part of MBS’ plan to establish relationships with corporations in Silicon Valley to support MBS’ Vision 2030.
During the Saudi Crown Prince MBS’ trip to Google’s Mountain View HQ, leaders reportedly discussed “enhancing cooperation in cybersecurity”. MBS was welcomed to the Google Headquarters by Google co-founder Sergey Brin.